Slideshow April Showers: Dow’s 5 Worst-Performing Stocks

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  • May 01 2012, 3:13pm EDT
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April Showers: Dow’s 5 Worst-Performing Stocks<br><br>

April was a wild one for investors as stocks across all sectors seemed to alternate huge gains and equally large losses on a weekly – and sometimes even daily – basis.


Through all the ups and downs, the Dow Jones Industrial average still managed to post a tiny gain – 1.59 points, or 0.01% -- for the month. That marks the seventh consecutive month that the world’s most closely watched index gained ground.


Over the past seven months, the Dow is up 2,300 points, or 21%, and it has recorded gains in 12 of the past 17 months overall.


Here’s a look at the five worst-performing Dow component stocks in April.


Source: Dow Jones Indexes

1. Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC)<br><br>

Closing Price on March 30: $9.57


Closing Price on April 30: $8.11


Percentage Loss: 15.3%


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2. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM)<br><br>

Closing Price on March 30: $45.98


Closing Price on April 30: $42.98


Percentage Loss: 6.5%



3. Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG)<br><br>

Closing Price on March 30: $67.21


Closing Price on April 30: $63.64


Percentage Loss: 5.3%



4. Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO)<br><br>

Closing Price on March 30: $21.15


Closing Price on April 30: $20.16


Percentage Loss: 4.7%


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

Closing Price on March 30: $61.20


Closing Price on April 30: $58.91


Percentage Loss: 3.7%