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May Flounders: 10 Biggest S&P Laggards

May Flounders: 10 Biggest S&P Laggards May Flounders: 10 Biggest S&P Laggards

May was a lousy month for investors, especially for those holding these 10 particularly hard-hit S&P 500 stocks.


For the month, the S&P 500 lost 87.58 points, or 6.2%, to finish at 1,310.33.


Here’s a closer look at the 10 worst-performing S&P 500 components last month:


Source: Standard & Poor’s

1. Fossil Inc. (Nasdaq: FOSL) 1. Fossil Inc. (Nasdaq: FOSL)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $130.67


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $73.16


Percentage Loss: 44%


Sector: Consumer Goods


52-Week High: $139.20


52-Week Low: $67.69


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

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $16.13


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $10.48


Percentage Loss: 35%


Sector: Industrial Metals & Minerals


52-Week High: $47.25


52-Week Low: $8.13


3. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) 3. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $50.17


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $33.54


Percentage Loss: 33.2%


Sector: Retail/Apparel


52-Week High: $78.25


52-Week Low: $30.64


4. First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) 4. First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $18.40


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $12.56


Percentage Loss: 31.7%


Sector: Technology


52-Week High: $142.22


52-Week Low: $11.43


5. United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) 5. United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $28.33


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $20.30


Percentage Loss: 28.3%


Sector: Basic Materials


52-Week High: $47.33


52-Week Low: $17.67


6. J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) 6. J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $36.06


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $26.23


Percentage Loss: 27.26%


Sector: Services/Department Stores


52-Week High: $43.18


52-Week Low: $23.14


7. ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) 7. ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $71.63


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $52.16


Percentage Loss: 27.18%


Sector: Energy


52-Week High: $80.13


52-Week Low: $50.62


8. Alleghany Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ATI) 8. Alleghany Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ATI)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $42.94


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $32.12


Percentage Loss: 25.2%


Sector: Industrial Goods/Metals


52-Week High: $66.39


52-Week Low: $28.23


9. Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) 9. Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $31.11


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $23.36


Percentage Loss: 24.9%


Sector: Basic Materials


52-Week High: $61.85


52-Week Low: $22.18


10. Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL) 10. Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $16.37


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $12.33


Percentage Loss: 24.7%


Sector: Technology/PCs


52-Week High: $18.36


52-Week Low: $11.68


Also see:

May Flowers: 10 Best-Performing S&P 500 Stocks

10 Dividend-Paying Stocks Your Clients Will Want in 2012

5 Best-Performing Growth Mutual Funds This Year

5 Best-Performing Dow Stocks in Q1

5 Worst-Performing Dow Stocks in Q1

May was a lousy month for investors, especially for those holding these 10 particularly hard-hit S&P 500 stocks.


Also See:


May Flowers: 10 Best-Performing S&P 500 Stocks

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