5 Stocks Getting Sold Off as Dow Jones Drops to 11,154 Today

Through the opening portion of the trading day on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 21 points to 11,154, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is  down 4 points to 2,425 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 4 points to 1,158. Here are some of today’s biggest losers by price.

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Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:HGSI) is among the market losers in price today, as its stock price fell by 80 cents (-5.6%) to $13.49. Human Genome Sciences, Inc. is a commercially focused biopharmaceutical company advancing toward the market with three products in late-stage clinical development.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.66 (-47%) from $26.95 to $14.29. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 31, 2010 and January 12, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 12.9% (+$3.07) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 27, 2011 and May 6, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 8% (-$2.38) over that span.

Shares of United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) are trading at $40.80, down $7.63 (-16.3%) from a previous close of $48.76. United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company is focused on the development and commercialization of products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening cardiovascular and infectious diseases and cancer.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $15.95 (-24.6%) from $64.71 to $48.76. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 28, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 6.5% (+$4.19) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between June 9, 2011 and June 20, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 9.5% (-$5.66) over that span.

AURICO GOLD INC ORDINARY SHARES (AUQ) is one of the price losers today, as its shares are trading at $13.06, down 70 cents (-5.3%) from a previous close of $13.79.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.58 (35.1%) from $10.21 to $13.79. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and March 24, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 22.6% (+$1.86) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 8.9% (-$1.19) over that span.

FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP ORDINARY SHARES (CANADA) (NYSE:AG) is among the market losers in price today, as its stock price fell by $1.16 (-5.2%) to $21.06.

Stock Price Performance: During June 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.89 (28.2%) from $17.32 to $22.21. 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 days, rising 53.5% (+$3.85) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 16.9% (-$3.58) over that span.

Shares of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) are trading at $10.38, down $1.36 (-10.7%) from a previous close of $11.62. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is a retailer that designs, markets and sells its own brand of high quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices while targeting 15 to 25 year-old customers.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $2.17 (-15.7%) from $13.79 to $11.62. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 1, 2010 and November 8, 2010 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 5.7% (+85 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between February 16, 2011 and February 24, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 5.3% (-83 cents) over that span.

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