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 week before, the subprime lenders led the laggards. They're still the worst of the worst, down 33.1% over the past month.

As for the other lovable losers ... there's a slight change. (I've got the iTunes on shuffle, and Sheryl Crow's "A Change Would Do You Good" just came on.) Subprime insurers rank second, off 19.2% since late June, and mortgage investments are in third, down 18.4% 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

Radian Group (NYSE:RDN)

*

60

41

68.3%

Countrywide Financial (NYSE:CFC)

*

562

330

59.0%

Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE)

*

95

53

55.8%

Accredited Home Lenders

*

421

224

53.2%

Impac Mortgage

*

280

145

51.8%

MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG)

*

89

46

51.7%

Fremont General

*

241

121

50.2%

NovaStar Financial

*

562

246

43.7%

Centerline Holding (NYSE:CHC)

*

40

16

40.0%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS.

And your favorite long candidates? There are none. (Hater.) 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 6,396 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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