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, the time before that, the time before that, and even the time before that, subprime lenders led the laggards. This week, believe it or not, they're second -- down just 43.9% since mid-July.

Who could possibly replace this awful bunch atop our tree of woe? A relative, of course. Subprime insurers are off 47.2% over the past 30 days. Financiers, meanwhile, remain stuck in third, down 33.7% over the same period.

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

Radian Group

(NYSE:RDN)

*

142

114

80.2%

MGIC Investment

(NYSE:MTG)

*

147

104

70.7%

Countrywide Financial

(NYSE:CFC)

*

902

599

66.4%

IndyMac Bancorp

(NYSE:IMB)

*

428

251

58.6%

Accredited Home Lenders

(NASDAQ:LEND)

*

606

353

58.2%

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

Wesco Financial

****

53

48

90.5%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 6,825 out of more than 60,000 CAPS participants, 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. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.


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