5 Stocks Dragging Markets Down Now

Through the opening portion of the trading day on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is up 20.2 points to 11,085, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up 17.8 points to 2,512 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is up 6.1 points to 1,168. Here are some of today’s biggest losers by price.

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Shares of Best Buy Co. (NYSE:BBY) are trading at $23.13, down $1.90 (-7.3%) from the previous close of $24.96. Don’t Miss: Your Cheat Sheet to Best Buy Earnings. Best Buy is a retailer that sells appliances, consumer electronics, home office products and software.

Stock Price Performance: From June 15, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.77 (-19.1%) from $30.27 to $24.50. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 15, 2011 and April 26, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.4% (+$1.84). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 9.6% (-$2.87).

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) is one of the price losers, as its shares are trading at $62.41, down 81 cents (-5%) from the previous close of $65.67.

Stock Price Performance: From February 8, 2011, to May 5, 2011, the stock price had risen $7.12 (13.5%) from $52.83 to $59.95. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 10, 2011 and March 21, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 5.9% (+$3.44). It saw one of its worst periods between April 21, 2011 and April 28, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 5.8% (-$3.86).

Shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) are trading at $17.58, down 87 cents (-4.5%) from the previous close of $18.40.

Stock Price Performance: From June 16, 2011, to September 12, 2011, the stock price had fallen $15.47 (-45.7%) from $33.87 to $18.40. 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 6.3% (+$2.04). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 15.6% (-$3.52).

Shares of Holly Corporation (NYSE:HOC) are trading at $33.08, down $1.59 (-4.6%) from the previous close of $34.67. Holly Corp is mainly an independent petroleum refiner which produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel.

Stock Price Performance: From May 4, 2011, to June 30, 2011, the stock price had risen $17.30 (33.2%) from $52.10 to $69.40. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 25, 2011 and February 8, 2011 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 30.7% (+$12.98). It saw one of its worst periods between April 5, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 10.6% (-$6.86).

CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CVI) is among the market losers in price, as its stock price fell by $1.44 (-5%) to $26.32.

Stock Price Performance: From June 16, 2011, to September 12, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.13 (22.7%) from $22.58 to $27.71. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 8, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 17% (+$3.87). It saw one of its worst periods between November 4, 2010 and November 12, 2010 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 6.6% (-77 cents).

 

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