Slideshow 5 Worst-Performing Dow Stocks in Q1

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  • April 03 2012, 10:39am EDT
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5 Worst-Performing Dow Stocks in Q1<br><br>

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)<br><br>

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $25.76


Closing price on March, 30: $23.84


Percentage loss: -7.5%


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2. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)<br><br>

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)<br><br>

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)<br><br>

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $59.17


Closing price on March 30: $59.20


Percentage gain: +0.05%


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

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $65.58


Closing price on March 30: $65.96


Percentage gain: + 0.58%