Cold Stocks You're Selling Now

Like hot stocks? Me, too. Problem is, great growth can be hard to find. Chumps are more abundant than champs in most markets. But which stocks should you really avoid? Let's find out.

Using the Motley Fool CAPS community intelligence database, which organizes stocks into "tags" that identify common industries, we're looking for the three worst-performing sectors over the past 30 days and your favorite short and long candidates in each. Here's this week's list:

  • Printed circuit boards, which includes firms that connect electronic components without wires. Stocks in this sector have declined 9.7% over the last 30 days.
  • Air delivery and freight services, which includes firms that move packages around the globe. Stocks in this sector have declined 9.1% over the last 30 days.
  • Brokerage, which includes firms that help investors buy and sell stocks, options, funds, and bonds. Stocks in this sector have declined 8.8% over the last 30 days.

According to you, our Foolish readers, the worst stocks in these industries to own now (i.e., those with 1 or 2 stars in CAPS) are:

Company

CAPS Star
Rating

No. of CAPS
Ratings

Bearish CAPS
Ratings

Bear
Percentage

Merix Corp.

(Nasdaq: MERX  )

1

14

5

35.7%

Solectron

(NYSE: SLR  )

2

57

14

24.6%

C.H. Robinson

(Nasdaq: CHRW  )

2

41

7

17.1%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

And your favorite long candidates (i.e., those with 3 or more stars in CAPS) are:

Company

CAPS Star
Rating

No. of CAPS
Ratings

Bullish CAPS
Ratings

Bull
Ratio

optionsXpress

(Nasdaq: OXPS  )

5

382

376

98.4%

Celadon Group

(Nasdaq: CLDN  )

5

85

83

97.6%

Raven Industries

(Nasdaq: RAVN  )

5

201

194

96.5%

ABX Air

(Nasdaq: ABXA  )

5

43

40

93%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributorTim Beyersranked 1,364 out of 18,452 inCAPS. He didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. Get the skinny on all the stocks he owns by checking Tim's Foolprofile. optionsXpress is aStock Advisorpick. The Motley Fool'sdisclosure policyfreezes out Wall Street's worst.


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