5 Stocks Losing Steam as DJIA Rebounds 181 Points Today

Through the opening portion of the trading day on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is up 185 points to 11,325, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up 51 points to 2,525 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is up 24 points to 1,189. Here are some of today’s biggest losers by price.

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Shares of Newmont Mining Corporation (Holding Company) (NYSE:NEM) are trading at $61.92, down $2.66 (-4%) from the previous close of $64.51. Newmont Mining explores and acquires gold properties and produces copper.

Stock Price Performance: From June 10, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had risen $12.85 (24.9%) from $51.66 to $64.51. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between May 13, 2011 and May 31, 2011 when shares rose for 12 straight trading days, rising 7.2% (+$3.76). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 7.5% (-$4.19).

Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) is among the market losers in price, as its stock price fell by 65 cents (-3.9%) to $16.25. Yamana Gold Inc. is a gold producer with significant gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties and land positions in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia.

Stock Price Performance: From June 10, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.44 (47.4%) from $11.47 to $16.91. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 6, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 12.7% (+$1.42). It saw one of its worst periods between June 21, 2011 and June 27, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 2.9% (-34 cents).

Shares of Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) are trading at $76.82, down $3.96 (-4.8%) from the previous close of $80.70. Royal Gold Inc, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of acquiring and managing precious metals royalties. The Company owns royalty interests that are currently in development stage.

Stock Price Performance: From June 10, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had risen $23.09 (40.1%) from $57.61 to $80.70. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 12, 2011 and April 21, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 15% (+$7.84). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 5.9% (-$3.66).

Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) is among the market losers in price, as its stock price fell by 33 cents (-4.1%) to $7.63. Hecla Mining Company is engaged in the discovery, acquisition, development, production and marketing of silver, gold, lead and zinc.

Stock Price Performance: From August 8, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.30 (19.5%) from $6.66 to $7.96. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 6, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 25.1% (+$2.21). It saw one of its worst periods between May 27, 2011 and June 6, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 9.8% (-83 cents).

Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE:BBVA) are trading at $7.88, down 32 cents (-3.8%) from the previous close of $8.19. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. is an international financial group, with strengths in the traditional banking businesses of retail banking, asset management, private banking and wholesale banking.

Stock Price Performance: From June 10, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.50 (-23.4%) from $10.69 to $8.19. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 10, 2011 and January 24, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 36.8% (+$3.23). It saw one of its worst periods between December 31, 2010 and January 10, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 10.2% (-$1).

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