Investors holding shares of Dow component companies that finished in the red last month probably could’ve lived without the extra day afforded by the Leap Year.

While the Dow as a whole moved above 13,000 points – albeit briefly – for the first time since May 2008 and gained 2.53% for the month, it wasn’t all roses and chocolates for some investors.

In fact, for some Dow components (and their investors), February was a heartbreaker. Obviously, it’s only a measure of 29 days worth of performance and, for some of these decliners, we’re really only talking about a few cents a share.

Here’s an interactive slide show highlighting the 5 worst-performing Dow component stocks for February 2012.


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