Quest Diagnostics, RenRen and 3 Hot Stocks Traders are Dumping Now

Through most of the trading day on Thursday, September 15, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is up 140 points to 11,386, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up 27.6 points to 2,600 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is up 15.1 points to 1,203. Here are some of today’s biggest losers by price.

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Shares of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) are trading at $47.71, down $1.64 (-3.3%) from the previous close of $49.35. Quest Diagnostics, Inc. provides diagnostic testing, information and services to patients, physicians and others.

Stock Price Performance: From June 17, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.02 (-18.2%) from $60.46 to $49.44. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 13, 2010 and December 22, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 7.1% (+$3.58). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 6% (-$2.93).

RENREN INC (NYSE:RENN) is among the market losers in price, as its stock price fell by 19 cents (-3.1%) to $6.54.

Stock Price Performance: From July 19, 2011, to September 14, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.88 (-36.5%) from $10.63 to $6.75. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 81.9% (+$5.10). It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 37.7% (-$4.08).

Express Scripts, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESRX) is among the price losers in the market, as its shares are trading at $41.40, which is $1.40 (-3.3%) below the previous close of $42.79. Express Scripts Inc. is a pharmacy benefit management (AMEX:PBM) company, providing services like retail network pharmacy management and patient care contact centers to its clients in North America.

Stock Price Performance: From June 20, 2011, to September 14, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12 (-21.9%) from $54.79 to $42.79. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 21, 2011 and March 29, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.4% (+$3.32). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 5.7% (-$3.11).

Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) is one of the price losers, as its shares are trading at $15.62, down 50 cents (-3.2%) from the previous close of $16.13. 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 17, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.38 (47.7%) from $11.27 to $16.65. 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 Allied Nevada Gold Corp (AMEX:ANV) are trading at $41.26, down $1.47 (-3.4%) from the previous close of $42.72.

Stock Price Performance: From June 20, 2011, to September 14, 2011, the stock price had risen $12.59 (41.8%) from $30.13 to $42.72. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 5, 2011 and August 15, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 15.5% (+$5.47). It saw one of its worst periods between April 29, 2011 and May 6, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 20.2% (-$8.71).

 

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