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, and the time before that, subprime lenders were to investors as Jack Frost is to a Hawaiian beach: chilly and unwelcome.

They're still awful today -- down more than 22% on average over the past month -- but they're no longer leading the pity party. That distinction goes to caching vendors such as Rule Breakers pick Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM  ) . As a group, they're down 22.3% since mid-November.

Makers of personal digital assistants haven't done much better. Research In Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM  ) and its peers are, as a group, off 15.9% over the past 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

*

336

57.1%

15.0%

IndyMac Bancorp (NYSE:IMB)

*

575

56.0%

(40.1%)

Countrywide Financial (NYSE:CFC)

*

1,741

45.8%

(22.0%)

Palm (NASDAQ:PALM)

*

653

36.4%

(32.3%)

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

Akamai

****

1,826

94.9%

(6.5%)

ARM Holdings (NASDAQ:ARMHY)

****

252

93.7%

(7.7%)

Sources: Motley Fool CAPS, Yahoo! Finance.

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