Slideshow 5 Worst-Performing Dow Stocks in February

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  • February 29 2012, 7:36pm EST
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5 Worst-Performing Dow Stocks in February<br><br>

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

1. Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ)<br><br>

Closing price on Jan. 31: $27.98


Closing price on Feb. 29: $25.31


Percentage loss: -9.5%


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2. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT)<br><br>

Closing price on Jan. 31: $61.36


Closing price on Feb. 29: $59.08


Percentage loss: -3.7%



3. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE)<br><br>

Closing price on Jan. 31: $21.40


Closing price on Feb. 29: $21.13


Percentage loss: -1.29%



4. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)<br><br>

Closing price on Jan. 31: $65.91


Closing price on Feb. 29: $65.08


Percentage loss: -1.26%


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5. Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT)<br><br>

Closing price on Jan. 31: $38.30


Closing price on Feb. 29: $38.07


Percentage loss: -0.60%