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 time before, music and video stores were experiencing fuzzy reception. They're still off-key, down 15.3% as a group, but have given way to the fuel cell makers. The hydrogen battery bunch have shed 22.3% of their collective value since mid-April.

And who's in third place? A laser, it turns out, cuts much deeper than a knife. Investors hoping to ride the light to big gains have instead suffered an 11.9% loss 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

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Movie Gallery

*

325

295

90.8%

Medis Technologies (NASDAQ:MDTL)

*

216

163

75.5%

Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG)

*

184

120

65.2%

Trans World Ent. (NASDAQ:TWMC)

*

28

18

64.3%

Ballard Power

*

165

86

52.1%

Blockbuster (NYSE:BBI)

*

843

438

51.9%

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

II-VI Inc. (NASDAQ:IIVI)

*****

738

722

97.8%

IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP)

*****

118

111

94.1%

Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR)

****

41

39

95.1%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 5,787 out of more than 28,900 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. Tim's portfolio holdings can be found at his Fool profile. His thoughts on growth stocks, Foolishness, and investing in general may be found in his blog. II-VI is a  Hidden Gems pick. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.


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