5 Stocks Investors Are Tossing This Afternoon

Through most of the trading day on Thursday, September 8, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 12.9 points to 11,400, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is down 1.3 points to 2,548 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 2.2 points to 1,196. Here are some of today’s biggest losers by price.

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Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) is among the market losers in price, as its stock price fell by $1.76 (-4.4%) to $35.50. 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).

Shares of Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) are trading at $44.52, down $4.24 (-8.8%) from 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).

Shares of Mohawk Industries Inc. (NYSE:MHK) are trading at $45.88, down $2.84 (-5.7%) 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).

Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:GNW) is one of the price losers, as its shares are trading at $6.25, down 28 cents (-4.1%) 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).

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) is among the price losers in the market, as its shares are trading at $12.36, which is 60 cents (-4.6%) below the previous close of $12.96. Assured Guaranty, Ltd. is a holding company, which through its operating subsidiaries provides credit enhancement products to the public finance, structured finance and mortgage markets.

Stock Price Performance: From August 9, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.51 (24%) from $10.45 to $12.96. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 6, 2010 and October 14, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 24.3% (+$4.23). It saw one of its worst periods between January 14, 2011 and January 28, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 27.3% (-$5.28).

 

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