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 week, homebuilders and residential construction firms brought up the rear of our cast of lovable losers. This time, they're the first and second of the worst, with homebuilders down 16.8% since late May and residential construction companies down 14.5% over the same period.

And in third? Table for one, please. Dine-in restaurants are making investors sick, down 10.2% as a group 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

Beazer Homes (NYSE:BZH)

*

184

129

70.1%

Brookfield Homes

*

88

61

69.3%

WCI Communities

*

129

81

62.8%

Centex Corp. (NYSE:CTX)

*

241

150

62.2%

NVR (AMEX:NVR)

*

160

89

55.6%

Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL)

*

546

288

52.7%

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

Walter Industries

****

852

830

97.4%

Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH)

****

211

204

96.7%

Lafarge SA

****

40

38

95.0%

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD)

****

2,229

2,096

94.0%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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At the time of publication, Fool contributor Tim Beyers owned shares of Buffalo Wild Wings, which is a Hidden Gems pick. Walter Industries is also a Hidden Gems selection. Tim's portfolio holdings can be found at his Fool profile. His thoughts on Foolishness and investing may be found in his blog. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.


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