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, homebuilders and residential construction led the laggards. This time, they're the first and third of the worst, with homebuilders down 16.8% since early June and residential construction companies down 13.3% over the same period.

And in second, it's more home lowliness. Subprime lenders are down 13.5% as a group over the last 30 days.

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 the CAPS database of more than 59,000 players -- are:

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Beazer Homes

*

199

146

73.4%

Brookfield Homes

*

99

69

69.7%

WCI Communities

*

141

90

63.8%

Centex 

*

247

156

63.2%

NVR (AMEX:NVR)

*

162

91

56.2%

Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE:HOV)

*

228

126

55.3%

Lennar (NYSE:LEN)

*

323

176

54.5%

Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL)

*

569

307

53.9%

Countrywide Financial (NYSE:CFC)

*

457

243

53.2%

KB Home (NYSE:KBH)

*

365

185

50.7%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS as of July 6, 2007.

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

Walter Industries

*****

856

834

97.4%

CompuCredit (NASDAQ:CCRT)

****

471

455

96.6%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS.

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 2,725 out of more than 59,000 participants 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. Learn more about Tim, the investor, by clicking here

Walter Industries is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems recommendation. CompuCredit is a Stock Advisor selection. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.


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