5 Stocks Being Sold Thursday As Dow Jones Wavers Ahead of Obama Speech

Through the opening portion of the trading day on Thursday, September 8, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is up 8.6 points to 11,426, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up 11.9 points to 2,560 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is up 0.4 points to 1,199. Here are some of today’s biggest losers by price.

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Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) is one of the price losers, as its shares are trading at $35.43, down $1.77 (-4.6%) from the previous close of $37.13. Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer in the United States and operates convenient-sized stores to deliver everyday low prices on products that families use every day.

Stock Price Performance: From August 9, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.49 (17.4%) from $31.64 to $37.13. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 15, 2010 and November 23, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 15.2% (+$4.40). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 6.1% (-$1.98).

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is among the price losers in the market, as its shares are trading at $44.56, which is $4.37 (-8.7%) below the previous close of $48.82. Pall Corp. supplies filtration, separation and purification technologies for the removal of contaminants from a variety of liquids and gases.

Stock Price Performance: From July 12, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.57 (-11.9%) from $55.39 to $48.82. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 14.3% (-$7.84). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 30, 2011 and April 7, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4% (+$2.28).

Smithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE:SFD) is among the market losers in price, as its stock price fell by 87 cents (-4%) to $21.24. Smithfield Foods, Inc. is a hog producer and pork processor, which produces and markets a number of fresh meat and packaged meats products both domestically and internationally.

Stock Price Performance: From August 9, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.81 (14.6%) from $19.31 to $22.12. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 7, 2011 and January 18, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.8% (+$1.13). It saw one of its worst periods between April 27, 2011 and May 11, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 14.8% (-$3.54).

Shares of Mohawk Industries Inc. (NYSE:MHK) are trading at $45.96, down $2.62 (-5.5%) from the previous close of $48.66. Mohawk Industries, Inc. is a producer of floor covering products for residential and commercial applications in the United States and residential applications in Europe.

Stock Price Performance: From June 13, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.35 (-18.9%) from $60.01 to $48.66. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 8, 2010 and December 16, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.5% (+$3.69). It saw one of its worst periods between July 19, 2011 and July 28, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 10.3% (-$5.89).

Shares of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:GNW) are trading at $6.28, down 24 cents (-3.6%) from the previous close of $6.52. Genworth Financial Inc. provides wealth management, insurance, investment and financial solutions to customers.

Stock Price Performance: From June 13, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.72 (-36.3%) from $10.24 to $6.52. It saw one of its worst periods between May 2, 2011 and May 10, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 10.1% (-$1.27). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 11, 2010 and October 20, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 5.4% (+69 cents).

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