5 Worst-Performing Dow Stocks in Q1

5 Worst-Performing Dow Stocks in Q1 5 Worst-Performing Dow Stocks in Q1

For some Dow component stocks, the first three months of the year were forgettable. Here’s an interactive slide show featuring the 5 worst-performing Dow stocks so far this year.

In the first three months of this year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved up 994.48 points, or 8.1%. And, as you’ll see, some of the “worst” performers so far this year actually managed to gain a little bit of ground.

The Dow’s overall 8.1% increase marks its best first-quarter since 1998 when it rallied up 11.3%.

Source: Dow Jones Indexes.

1. Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) 1. Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ)

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $25.76

Closing price on March, 30: $23.84

Percentage loss: -7.5%

2. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) 2. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $40.12

Closing price on March 30: $38.23

Percentage loss: -4.7%

3. McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) 3. McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD)

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $100.33

Closing price on March 30: $98.10

Percentage loss: -2.2%

4. Travelers Cos. Inc. (NYSE: TRV) 4. Travelers Cos. Inc. (NYSE: TRV)

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $59.17

Closing price on March 30: $59.20

Percentage gain: +0.05%

5. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) 5. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $65.58

Closing price on March 30: $65.96

Percentage gain: + 0.58%

Also see:
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