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, ethanol producers had the Britney moment. Cover you eyes and ears, Fool. U.S. BioEnergy (NASDAQ:USBE) and its peers are still lip-syncing like Milli Vanilli, down 14.9% as a group since late August.

Our other lovable losers are equally easy targets. In second, it's -- surprise! -- the homebuilders. They've lost 9.3% of their value over the past 30 days.

In third place, we have a new entrant: firms built expressly for the purpose of acquiring other companies. Apparently, no one is selling. Stocks from this sector are off 7.4% as a group.

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 as follows:

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of
CAPS Ratings

Bearish
CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Orleans Homebuilders

*

176

137

77.6%

Beazer Homes
(NYSE:BZH)

*

605

461

76.1%

M/I Homes

*

117

86

72.6%

WCI Communities

*

285

207

72.4%

Brookfield Homes

*

185

131

70.4%

Centex
(NYSE:CTX)

*

439

304

69.3%

KB Home
(NYSE:KBH)

*

628

421

67.2%

Lennar
(NYSE:LEN)

*

538

362

67.2%

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

Star Maritime Acquisition
(AMEX:SEA)

*****

50

48

96%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS.

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 9,586 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. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.