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August's 10 Worst-Performing S&P 500 Stocks

Historically, not much happens on Wall Street during the last full month of the summer. And, for the most part, that pattern held true in August.


But with the election less than two months away and traders back from their summer vacations, investors can expect things to pick up significantly in the next few months.


For the month, the S&P 500 moved up 27.26 points, or 2%, to finish at 1,406.58.


Here are 10 S&P 500 stocks that greatly disappointed investors during the final month of the summer.


Source: Standard & Poor's

10. TripAdvisor Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIP) 10. TripAdvisor Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIP)

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $37.41


Closing Share Price on 8/31: $33.44


Percentage Loss: 10.61%


Business: Online Travel Services


52-Week High: $47.81


52-Week Low: $23.99

9. Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG) 9. Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG)

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $60.54


Closing Share Price on 8/31: $53.99


Percentage Loss: 10.82%


Business: Electric/Natural Gas


52-Week High: $61.92


52-Week Low: $45.75

8. Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL) 8. Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL)

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $11.88


Closing Share Price on 8/31: $10.59


Percentage Loss: 10.86%


Business: Manufacturer/PCs


52-Week High: $18.36


52-Week Low: $10.48

7. Monster Beverage Corporation (Nasdaq: MNST) 7. Monster Beverage Corporation (Nasdaq: MNST)

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $66.47


Closing Share Price on 8/31: $58.93


Percentage Loss: 11.34%


Business: Distributor/Soda & Fruit Juices


52-Week High: $83.96


52-Week Low: $38.20

6. Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) 6. Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE)

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $16.20


Closing Share Price on 8/31: $14.27


Percentage Loss: 11.91%


Business: Protective Packaging Materials


52-Week High: $21.50


52-Week Low: $11.51

5. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) 5. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF)

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $40.89


Closing Share Price on 8/31: $35.84


Percentage Loss: 12.35%


Business: Producer/Processor Iron Ore


52-Week High: $81.78


52-Week Low: $33.37

4. FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) 4. FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE)

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $50.22


Closing Share Price on 8/31: $43.70


Percentage Loss: 12.98%


Business: Electric Utility


52-Week High: $51.14


52-Week Low: $40.37

3. Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) 3. Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS)

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $12.74


Closing Share Price on 8/31: $10.92


Percentage Loss: 14.29%


Business: Office Product Superstores


52-Week High: $16.93


52-Week Low: $10.57

2. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) 2. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR)

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $7.01


Closing Share Price on 8/31: $5.94


Percentage Loss: 15.26%


Business: Producer/Processor Coal


52-Week High: $33.59


52-Week Low: $5.42

1. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) 1. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG)

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $40.51


Closing Share Price on 8/31: $30.44


Percentage Loss: 24.86%


Business: Retail/Closeout Merchandise


52-Week High: $47.22


52-Week Low: $29.33


Also see:

August's 10 Best-Performing S&P 500 Stocks

July's 10 Best-Performing S&P 500 Stocks

July's 10 Worst-Performing S&P 500 Stocks

June Boon: 20 Best-Performing S&P 500 Stocks

June Swoon: 20 Worst-Performing S&P 500 Stocks

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