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 time and the time before, homebuilders led the laggards. This week, they're just third worst, down 9.6% since mid-July.

Who's first? Surprise! It's the subprime lenders, down 14% over the past month and back in the basement after a quick burst of sunlight in June.

In second place, it's the cancer drug makers, struggling in their fight against the scourge and down 10.2% 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 CAPS) are:

Company

CAPS Rating

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Beazer Homes
(NYSE:BZH)

*

211

154

72.9%

Centex Corp.
(NYSE:CTX)

*

252

159

63.1%

Bionovo
(NASDAQ:BNVI)

*

35

22

62.9%

NVR

*

167

94

56.3%

Hovnanian Enterprises

*

238

133

55.9%

Lennar
(NYSE:LEN)

*

343

191

55.7%

Toll Brothers
(NYSE:TOL)

*

574

315

54.9%

Countrywide Financial
(NYSE:CFC)

*

464

248

53.4%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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

Company

CAPS Rating

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bullish CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

CompuCredit

****

470

454

96.6%

Celgene
(NASDAQ:CELG)

****

511

478

93.5%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 2,357 out of more than 60,000 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. Find Tim's portfolio here and his latest blog commentary here. CompuCredit is a Stock Advisor newsletter recommendation. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.


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