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, music and video stores squealed their way to ear-splitting losses. This time, they're third, down 8.1% since the second week of May.

Today's top losers are the ethanol producers, who move up from the No. 2 spot to lead the laggards with a 13% average decline over the last 30 days.

In second place, you'll find spoiling organic food specialists such as Hain Celestial (Nasdaq: HAIN  ) . They're down 8.8% as a group over the past month.

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

*

305

278

91.1%

Trans World Ent.

*

29

19

65.5%

U.S. BioEnergy (NASDAQ:USBE)

*

147

96

65.3%

Blockbuster

*

855

448

52.4%

Verasun Energy (NYSE:VSE)

*

243

126

51.9%

SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL)

*

245

123

50.2%

MGP Ingredients

*

102

47

46.1%

Wild Oats Markets (NASDAQ:OATS)

*

116

50

43.1%

Aventine Renewable Energy (NYSE:AVR)

*

278

112

40.3%

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 (NYSE:ADM)

****

742

697

93.9%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 4,655 out of more than 29,800 rated investors 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 story 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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