5 Stocks Dragging Markets Lower

The Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 238.1 points to 11,003, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is down 26.5 points to 2,457 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 20.6 points to 1,152. Here are some of today’s biggest losers by price.

Shares of Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC) are trading at $28.68, down $3.31 (-10.3%) from a previous close of $31.97. Computer Sciences Corporation offers information technology and professional services to commercial and government markets, specializing in the application of complex IT problems.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.46 (-28%) from $44.43 to $31.97. 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 days, rising 7.8% (+$4.05) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 10-straight days, falling 13.3% (-$5.03) over that span.

Shares of The Babcock & Wilcox Company (NYSE:BWC) are trading at $19.98, down $1.72 (-8.4%) from a previous close of $21.82.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.60 (-23.2%) from $28.42 to $21.82. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 23, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for 10-straight days, rising 9.1% (+$2.83) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 9, 2011 and May 17, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 11.4% (-$3.54) over that span.

Shares of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) are trading at $32.00, down $2.70 (-7.8%) from a previous close of $34.70. Walt Disney Company is an entertainment company with operations in: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.82 (-16.4%) from $41.52 to $34.70. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 9, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 11.6% (+$4.51) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 9.3% (-$3.77) over that span.

Shares of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) are trading at $16.64, down $1.41 (-7.7%) from a previous close of $18.02. Zions Bancorporation provides a full range of banking and related services through its banking and other subsidiaries.

Stock Price Performance: During July 12, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $5.75 (-24.2%) from $23.77 to $18.02. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 17, 2010 and December 28, 2010 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 9.8% (+$2.19) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 11.1% (-$2.60) over that span.

Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE:BBVA) are trading at $8.51, down 69 cents (-7.6%) from a previous close of $9.21. 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: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.95 (-17.5%) from $11.16 to $9.21. 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 days, rising 36.8% (+$3.23) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between December 31, 2010 and January 10, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 10.2% (-$1) over that span.

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