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, investing in homebuilders looked about as smart as Bill Belichick. Still want a piece of the action? No, you don't. Homebuilders lead the league in losses, down 15.9% on average since mid-August.

Our other lovable losers are new entrants. In second, makers of products for the free Linux operating system are down 12.7%. In third, optical-components suppliers can't see straight; they're off 11.2% over the past 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 Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Beazer Homes

*

586

443

75.6%

Centex

*

417

279

66.9%

KB Home

*

596

395

66.3%

Lennar (NYSE:LEN)

*

508

336

66.1%

Pulte Homes (NYSE:PHM)

*

624

411

65.9%

Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE:HOV)

*

474

301

63.5%

The Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL)

*

299

187

62.5%

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

Oplink Communications (NASDAQ:OPLK)

****

103

98

95.1%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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