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, ethanol producers were less welcome than Janeane Garofalo at a Junior League meeting. Still no invite in the mail, VeraSun (NYSE: VSE  ) . Corn and sugarcane burners like you are down an average of 24.4% since early September.

Our other lovable losers should be familiar, beginning with second place. There you'll find -- surprise! -- the residential construction companies. Housing stocks like these have lost 9.8% of their value over the past 30 days.

In third are the distillers, once again caught drinking too much. They're off 9.4% as a group over the past month.

According to you, our Foolish readers, the worst stocks -- the ones rated one or two out of a maximum five stars in CAPS -- in these industries to own now are:

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Orleans Homebuilders

*

176

136

77.3%

Beazer Homes
(NYSE:BZH)

*

596

453

76.0%

M/I Homes

*

118

87

73.7%

WCI Communities

*

286

209

73.1%

Centex
(NYSE:CTX)

*

441

303

68.7%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS.

And your favorite long candidates -- those rated four or five stars in CAPS -- are:

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bullish CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

Brown-Forman
(NYSE:BF-B)

****

63

61

96.8%

Walter Industries

****

913

883

96.7%

Archer Daniels Midland
(NYSE:ADM)

****

931

875

93.9%

Constellation Brands
(NYSE:STZ)

****

197

184

93.4%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS.

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