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, subprime insurers led the laggards. No longer. They're fallen to third, down 10.9% over the last 30 days.

Who's the worst of the worst? Homebuilders. Yes, I know, shocking. Stocks of the bricks-and-mortar crowd are down 15.4% on average since early August.

But it's our second-place finisher, down 12.8%, that takes first in terms of entertainment value. Who is it? Food product producers. Anyone else see a Monty Python skit in this? ("Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam!")

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

Beazer Homes (NYSE:BZH)

*

562

419

74.6%

Radian Group (NYSE:RDN)

*

144

106

73.6%

MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG)

*

156

104

66.7%

Centex (NYSE:CTX)

*

401

266

66.3%

KB Home (NYSE:KBH)

*

583

379

65.0%

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

B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS)

****

33

32

96.9%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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