5 Stocks Being Sold This Afternoon

Through most of the trading day on Monday, September 12, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 110.5 points to 10,883, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is down 7.8 points to 2,460 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 10.5 points to 1,144. Here are some of today’s biggest losers by price.

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE:BBVA) is among the market losers in price, as its stock price fell by 53 cents (-6.9%) to $7.09. 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 15, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.75 (-26.5%) from $10.37 to $7.62. 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).

Shares of Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT) are trading at $83.06, down $5.27 (-5.8%) from the previous close of $88.22.

Stock Price Performance: From June 15, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $23.46 (-21%) from $111.68 to $88.22. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 18, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for 13 straight trading days, rising 21.4% (+$24.72). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 12 straight trading days, falling 46.4% (-$61.01).

Shares of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) are trading at $4.64, down 39 cents (-7.7%) from the previous close of $5.02. Tenet Healthcare Corporation is an investor-owned health care services company that mainly operates general hospitals and related health care facilities.

Stock Price Performance: From June 15, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.02 (-16.9%) from $6.04 to $5.02. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 27, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.9% (+45 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between November 11, 2010 and November 30, 2010 when shares fell for 13 straight trading days, falling 12.8% (-60 cents).

FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP ORDINARY SHARES (CANADA) (NYSE:AG) is one of the price losers, as its shares are trading at $20.42, down $2.24 (-9.9%) from the previous close of $22.66.

Stock Price Performance: From June 15, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.82 (34.6%) from $16.84 to $22.66. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 27, 2010 and November 8, 2010 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 53.5% (+$3.85). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 16.9% (-$3.58).

AMERIGROUP Corporation (NYSE:AGP) is among the price losers in the market, as its shares are trading at $41.98, which is $2.47 (-5.5%) below the previous close of $44.43. Amerigroup Corporation focuses on serving people who receive healthcare benefits through publicly sponsored programs, including Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicaid expansion programs and Medicare Advantage.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $28.56 (-39.1%) from $72.99 to $44.43. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 25, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 9.5% (+$5.70). It saw one of its worst periods between December 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 5.1% (-$2.36).