5 Stocks Being Tossed Away This Afternoon

Through most of the trading day on Monday, August 29, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is up 215.4 points to 11,499, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up 70.5 points to 2,550 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is up 28 points to 1,204. Here are some of today’s biggest losers by price.

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Shares of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) are trading at $69.92, down 95 cents (-1.1%) from the previous close of $70.68. Monsanto Co. provides agricultural products, including seeds, biotechnology trait products, and herbicides, that provide farmers with solutions that improve productivity and reduce costs.

Stock Price Performance: From August 22, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.40 (8.3%) from $65.28 to $70.68. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 15, 2010 and December 30, 2010 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 15.2% (+$9.09). It saw one of its worst periods between September 14, 2010 and September 23, 2010 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.4% (-$4.19).

Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) is one of the price losers, as its shares are trading at $15.69, down 30 cents (-1.9%) from the previous close of $15.99. 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 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.36 (37.5%) from $11.63 to $15.99. 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).

Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML) is among the market losers in price, as its stock price fell by 4 cents (-1%) to $8.92. Atmel Corp designs, develops, manufactures and sells a range of semiconductor integrated circuit products & capacitive touch solutions, including microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency components.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.77 (-39%) from $14.78 to $9.01. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 29, 2010 and January 11, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 13.2% (+$1.61). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 14, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 12.9% (-$1.88).

Shares of DUNKIN BRANDS GROUP INC (NASDAQ:DNKN) are trading at $25.93, down 37 cents (-1.4%) from the previous close of $26.28.

Stock Price Performance: From July 29, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had dropped $2.65 (-9.2%) from $28.93 to $26.28. It saw one of its worst periods between August 17, 2011 and August 22, 2011 when shares fell for four straight trading days, falling 7.2% (-$1.99). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 12, 2011 and August 17, 2011 when shares rose for four straight trading days, rising 3.9% (+$1.05).

UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION (NASDAQ:PANL) is one of the price losers, as its shares are trading at $51.00, down 74 cents (-1.4%) from the previous close of $51.71.

Stock Price Performance: From July 29, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had risen $21.80 (72.9%) from $29.91 to $51.71. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 8, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 12.7% (+$4.27). It saw one of its worst periods between June 3, 2011 and June 13, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 16.2% (-$6.64).

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