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 week and the week prior, subprime lenders were to investors as Ebenezer Scrooge would be to an Up With People concert: nasty and out of place. But they refuse to leave the party. Delta Financial (NYSE: DFC  ) and its peers are, as a group, down 25.3% since early November.

In second place, we have a new entrant: battery makers. Altair Nanotechnologies (Nasdaq: ALTI  ) and its peers have done little to charge investors' portfolios. Stocks in this sector are off 23.3% on average over the past month.  

Marine stocks, meanwhile, remain stuck in third. Still wet and shivering, these seafarers have, as a group, fallen 22.2% over the last month.

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

Bear Ratio

30-Day Price Change

Fremont General (NYSE:FMT)

*

340

57.1%

(18.0%)

IndyMac Bancorp (NYSE:IMB)

*

547

55.4%

(33.4%)

Ambassadors Int'l

*

56

50.0%

(41.7%)

Countrywide Financial (NYSE:CFC)

*

1,627

48.2%

(31.3%)

Advanced Battery Tech. (AMEX:GBT)

*

304

42.8%

(36.5%)

Sources: Motley Fool CAPS, Yahoo! Finance.

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

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

30-Day Price Change

TBS International (NASDAQ:TBSI)

****

619

95.5%

(26.1%)

Sources: Motley Fool CAPS, Yahoo! Finance.

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