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

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

July means fireworks, summer vacations and, historically, very languid and often negative trading for stocks across all sectors.

But that wasn't really the case in July this time around. As a group, the S&P 500 advanced 1.3% (17.16 points) for the month - down from a 4% surge in June - to close at 1,379.32.

Here's a closer look at the 10 worst-performing S&P 500 stocks in July:

Source: Standard & Poor's

10. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) 10. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR)

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $8.71

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $7.01

Percentage Loss: 19.52%

Business: Coal Production/Processing

52-Week High: $35.15

52-Week Low: $5.75

9. Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) 9. Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN)

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $18.83

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $15.01

Percentage Loss: 20.29%

Business: Integrated Poultry Business

52-Week High: $21.06

52-Week Low: $14.07

8. Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) 8. Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM)

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $77.44

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $61.60

Percentage Loss: 20.45%

Business: Provider/Managed Health Plans

52-Week High: $96.46

52-Week Low: $59.92

7. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) 7. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG)

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $379.95

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $292.33

Percentage Loss: 23.06%

Business: Fast Food Restaurants

52-Week High: $442.40

52-Week Low: $275.49

6. Apollo Group Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL) 6. Apollo Group Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL)

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $36.19

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $27.20

Percentage Loss: 24.84%

Business: Adult Higher Education Services

52-Week High: $58.29

52-Week Low: $25.77

5. Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) 5. Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF)

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $17.03

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $12.37

Percentage Loss: 27.36%

Business: Manufacturer/Distributor Milk Products

52-Week High: $17.50

52-Week Low: $7.83

4. International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) 4. International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT)

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $15.75

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $11.32

Percentage Loss: 28.13%

Business: Slot Machines

52-Week High: $18.17

52-Week Low: $10.92

3. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) 3. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD)

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $5.73

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $4.06

Percentage Loss: 29.14%

Business: Semiconductor Manufacturer

52-Week High: $8.35

52-Week Low: $3.89

2. Lexmark International Inc. (NYSE: LXK) 2. Lexmark International Inc. (NYSE: LXK)

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $26.58

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $17.49

Percentage Loss: 34.20%

Business: Manufacturer/Laser and Inkjet Printers

52-Week High: $38.34

52-Week Low: $16.10

1. DeVry, Inc. (NYSE: DV) 1. DeVry, Inc. (NYSE: DV)

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $30.97

Closing Share Price on 7/31: $19.63

Percentage Loss: 36.62%

Business: Technical/MBA Degree Schools

52-Week High: $46.92

52-Week Low: $18.15

Also see:
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