5 Stocks Investors Are Tossing This Morning

Through the opening portion of the trading day on Thursday, September 1, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 4 points to 11,609, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is flat at 2,579 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 1 point to 1,217. Here are some of today’s biggest losers by price.

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Shares of SAIC, Inc. (NYSE:SAI) are trading at $13.08, down $1.88 (-12.8%) from the previous close of $15. SAIC, Inc. provides scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and solutions to all branches of the U.S. military and other government entities. SAIC, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet: Profit Falls>>

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.48 (-9%) from $16.48 to $15. 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 trading days, rising 4.5% (+74 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 8.6% (-$1.44).

Shares of HOMEAWAY INC (AWAY) are trading at $39.81, down $2.09 (-4.9%) from the previous close of $41.84.

Stock Price Performance: From August 3, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had risen $7.69 (22.5%) from $34.15 to $41.84. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 22, 2011 and August 29, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 20.6% (+$7.01). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 26.2% (-$11.26).

RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM) is among the market losers in price, as its stock price fell by $1.05 (-4.8%) to $19.84. Oppenheimer downgraded the company’s shares today. RPM International Inc. manufactures, markets and sells various specialty chemical product lines, including high-quality specialty paints, protective coatings, roofing systems, sealants and adhesives.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.27 (-9.8%) from $23.11 to $20.84. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 8.7% (+$1.94). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 11.5% (-$2.62).

Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) is among the price losers in the market, as its shares are trading at $48.50, which is $7.69 (-13.2%) below the previous close of $55.86. The company released its quarterly earnings today and showed a drop in profit even though revenues climbed. Greif Inc produces industrial packaging products with manufacturing facilities located in over 45 countries. Its products are steel, fibre and plastic drums, intermediate bulk containers, closure systems for industrial packaging etc.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.84 (-16.3%) from $66.70 to $55.86. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 28, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4.3% (+$2.77). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 23.3% (-$14.99).

PANDORA MEDIA INC (NYSE:P) is one of the price losers, as its shares are trading at $12.66, down 61 cents (-4.1%) from the previous close of $13.20. Facebook announced it will allow music on its home pages, which could put a big dent in Pandora’s success.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.22 (-27.4%) from $19.02 to $13.80. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 9, 2011 and August 17, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 23.4% (+$2.74). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 3, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 28.5% (-$5.35).