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5 Worst-Performing Dow Stocks in February

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 bit of 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.

Source: Dow Jones Indexes