Slideshow July's 10 Worst-Performing S&P 500 Stocks

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  • August 21 2012, 6:40pm EDT
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July's 10 Worst-Performing S&P 500 Stocks<br><br>

July means fireworks, summer vacations and, historically, very languid and often negative trading for stocks across all sectors.


But that wasn't really the case in July this time around. As a group, the S&P 500 advanced 1.3% (17.16 points) for the month - down from a 4% surge in June - to close at 1,379.32.


Here's a closer look at the 10 worst-performing S&P 500 stocks in July:


Source: Standard & Poor's

10. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $8.71


Closing Share Price on 7/31: $7.01


Percentage Loss: 19.52%


Business: Coal Production/Processing


52-Week High: $35.15


52-Week Low: $5.75

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9. Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $18.83


Closing Share Price on 7/31: $15.01


Percentage Loss: 20.29%


Business: Integrated Poultry Business


52-Week High: $21.06


52-Week Low: $14.07


8. Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $77.44


Closing Share Price on 7/31: $61.60


Percentage Loss: 20.45%


Business: Provider/Managed Health Plans


52-Week High: $96.46


52-Week Low: $59.92


7. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $379.95


Closing Share Price on 7/31: $292.33


Percentage Loss: 23.06%


Business: Fast Food Restaurants


52-Week High: $442.40


52-Week Low: $275.49

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6. Apollo Group Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $36.19


Closing Share Price on 7/31: $27.20


Percentage Loss: 24.84%


Business: Adult Higher Education Services


52-Week High: $58.29


52-Week Low: $25.77


5. Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $17.03


Closing Share Price on 7/31: $12.37


Percentage Loss: 27.36%


Business: Manufacturer/Distributor Milk Products


52-Week High: $17.50


52-Week Low: $7.83


4. International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $15.75


Closing Share Price on 7/31: $11.32


Percentage Loss: 28.13%


Business: Slot Machines


52-Week High: $18.17


52-Week Low: $10.92

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3. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $5.73


Closing Share Price on 7/31: $4.06


Percentage Loss: 29.14%


Business: Semiconductor Manufacturer


52-Week High: $8.35


52-Week Low: $3.89


2. Lexmark International Inc. (NYSE: LXK)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $26.58


Closing Share Price on 7/31: $17.49


Percentage Loss: 34.20%


Business: Manufacturer/Laser and Inkjet Printers


52-Week High: $38.34


52-Week Low: $16.10


1. DeVry, Inc. (NYSE: DV)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 6/29: $30.97


Closing Share Price on 7/31: $19.63


Percentage Loss: 36.62%


Business: Technical/MBA Degree Schools


52-Week High: $46.92


52-Week Low: $18.15


Also see:

July's 10 Best-Performing S&P 500 Stocks

June Boon: 20 Best-Performing S&P 500 Stocks

June Swoon: 20 Worst-Performing S&P 500 Stocks

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