Slideshow May Flounders: 10 Biggest S&P Laggards

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  • June 13 2012, 4:03pm EDT
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May Flounders: 10 Biggest S&P Laggards<br><br>

May was a lousy month for investors, especially for those holding these 10 particularly hard-hit S&P 500 stocks.


For the month, the S&P 500 lost 87.58 points, or 6.2%, to finish at 1,310.33.


Here’s a closer look at the 10 worst-performing S&P 500 components last month:


Source: Standard & Poor’s

1. Fossil Inc. (Nasdaq: FOSL)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $130.67


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $73.16


Percentage Loss: 44%


Sector: Consumer Goods


52-Week High: $139.20


52-Week Low: $67.69


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

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $16.13


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $10.48


Percentage Loss: 35%


Sector: Industrial Metals & Minerals


52-Week High: $47.25


52-Week Low: $8.13



3. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $50.17


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $33.54


Percentage Loss: 33.2%


Sector: Retail/Apparel


52-Week High: $78.25


52-Week Low: $30.64



4. First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $18.40


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $12.56


Percentage Loss: 31.7%


Sector: Technology


52-Week High: $142.22


52-Week Low: $11.43


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5. United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $28.33


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $20.30


Percentage Loss: 28.3%


Sector: Basic Materials


52-Week High: $47.33


52-Week Low: $17.67



6. J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $36.06


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $26.23


Percentage Loss: 27.26%


Sector: Services/Department Stores


52-Week High: $43.18


52-Week Low: $23.14



7. ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $71.63


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $52.16


Percentage Loss: 27.18%


Sector: Energy


52-Week High: $80.13


52-Week Low: $50.62


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8. Alleghany Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ATI)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $42.94


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $32.12


Percentage Loss: 25.2%


Sector: Industrial Goods/Metals


52-Week High: $66.39


52-Week Low: $28.23



9. Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $31.11


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $23.36


Percentage Loss: 24.9%


Sector: Basic Materials


52-Week High: $61.85


52-Week Low: $22.18



10. Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL)<br><br>

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $16.37


Closing Share Price on 5/31: $12.33


Percentage Loss: 24.7%


Sector: Technology/PCs


52-Week High: $18.36


52-Week Low: $11.68


Also see:

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