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, homebuilders had the Britney moment. But not this time. Ethanol producers are back among the worst of the worst, down 12.2% on average since mid-August.

Our other lovable losers are (mostly) new entrants. Optical-components makers put on a pair of glasses to move up to second, but they're still down 7.4% as a group. And in third? Welcome back the residential construction specialists. They're off 6.9% over the past 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

Orleans Homebuilders (AMEX:OHB)

*

161

121

75.2%

Beazer Homes

*

583

430

73.8%

WCI Communities (NYSE:WCI)

*

268

191

71.3%

M/I Homes (NYSE:MHO)

*

101

70

69.3%

Brookfield Homes (NYSE:BHS)

*

191

132

69.1%

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 (NYSE:WLT)

****

913

882

96.6%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, ranked 7,602 out of more than 65,000 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. Walter Industries is a Hidden Gems newsletter recommendation. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.