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 subprime lenders led the laggards, and they're still the worst of the worst, down 24.3% over the past month.

As for the lovable losers, well, that's just pure comedy -- unless, that is, you're in real estate. Mortgage investors rank second and are off 13.6% since mid-June, while subprime insurers rank third and are down 10.8% over the same period.

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

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Countrywide Financial (NYSE:CFC)

*

478

260

54.4%

Radian Group (NYSE:RDN)

*

38

20

52.6%

Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE)

*

84

44

52.4%

Accredited Home Lenders (NASDAQ:LEND)

*

378

193

51.1%

Impac Mortgage (NYSE:IMH)

*

241

113

46.9%

Fremont General (NYSE:FMT)

*

220

95

43.2%

NovaStar Financial (NYSE:NFI)

*

518

211

40.7%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS as of July 20.

And your favorite long candidates? There are none. Not a single four- or five-star stock made this week's list.

What's your take? Are these stocks really the worst of the worst? Let us know what you think by signing up for CAPS today. It's 100% free to participate.

Cap off your day with related CAPS Foolishness:

Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 2,323 out of more than 60,000 participants in CAPS, is a sucker for growth stocks and a regular contributor to David Gardner's Motley Fool Rule Breakers service. Tim didn't own shares of any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. Find Tim's portfolio here and his latest blog commentary here. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.


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