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.

This time, residential construction, down 6.1%, led the laggards, while homebuilders, down 4.4%, were once again third-worst. In between were firms whose primary business is recreation, such as speed circuit promoter International Speedway (Nasdaq: ISCA  ) . Stocks of this sporting set were, as a group, down 4.5% over the last 30 days.

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 (5 Max)

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Dreams Inc.

*

37

37

100.0%

Int'l Fight League

*

118

118

100.0%

Beazer Homes (NYSE:BZH)

*

158

113

71.5%

Brookfield Homes (NYSE:BHS)

*

55

37

67.3%

WCI Communities (NYSE:WCI)

*

124

73

58.9%

Centex  (NYSE:CTX)

*

195

111

56.9%

Lennar (NYSE:LEN)

*

253

129

50.9%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bullish CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

Lafarge ADS

*****

32

31

96.9%

Town Sports Int'l Hldgs. (NASDAQ:CLUB)

*****

34

32

94.1%

Walter Industries

****

817

793

97.1%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 1,556 out of more than 26,600 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. All of his portfolio holdings can be found at Tim's Fool profile. His thoughts on growth stocks, Foolishness, and investing in general may be found in his blog. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.


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