Cold Stocks You're Selling Now

Welcome back to another Foolish review of the coldest stocks as ranked by Motley Fool CAPS. We're looking at the three worst-performing industries over the past 30 days and your favorite short and long candidates in each.

Last week, the fuel cell makers were running on empty, but not this week. Music and video stores are at the bottom of the charts, down 12.8% as a group over the last 30 days.

Ethanol producers aren't doing much better. Stocks of the corn kings and their starchy cousins are, as a group, down 11.4% over the last month.

And flying low in the third spot are the airlines. Carriers such as Allegiant Travel (Nasdaq: ALGT  ) have, as a group, descended 10.4% since the beginning of May.

According to you, our Foolish readers, the worst stocks in these industries to own now -- i.e., those rated one or two out of a maximum five stars in CAPS -- are:

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Movie Gallery

*

311

283

90.9%

U.S. BioEnergy

*

150

98

65.3%

Trans World Ent. (NASDAQ:TWMC)

*

28

18

64.3%

Blockbuster (NYSE:BBI)

*

852

444

52.1%

VeraSun Energy

*

243

125

51.4%

MGP Ingredients

*

103

48

46.6%

Aventine Renewable Energy

*

270

109

40.4%

Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)

*

408

138

33.8%

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)

**

3,572

678

18.9%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

And your favorite long candidates -- i.e., those rated four or five stars in CAPS -- are:

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bullish CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

Archer Daniels Midland

****

741

695

93.8%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 4,335 out of more than 29,500 in CAPS, is a sucker for growth stocks and a regular contributor to David Gardner's Motley Fool Rule Breakers service. Tim didn't own shares of any of the companies mentioned in this article at the time of publication. Tim's portfolio holdings can be found at his Fool profile. His thoughts on growth stocks, Foolishness, and investing in general may be found in his blog. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.


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