5 Stocks That Closed Lower August 30th

At the close of trading on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) finished up 20.7 points to 11,559, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) finished up 14 points to 2,576 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) finished up 2.8 points to 1,212. Here were some of today’s biggest losers by price.

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Shares of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) closed at $4.94, down 18 cents (-3.5%) from the previous close of $5.12. Huntington Bancshares Inc. is a financial holding company that offers various financial services through its subsidiary in several states.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.51 (-22.8%) from $6.63 to $5.12. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 6, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 16.5% (+91 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between February 15, 2011 and February 24, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 10.3% (-78 cents).

Avnet Inc (NYSE:AVT) was one of the price losers, as its shares closed at $26, down $1.17 (-4.3%) from the previous close of $27.17. Avnet, Inc. together with its consolidated subsidiaries is an industrial distributors of electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products and embedded subsystems.

Stock Price Performance: From June 3, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.85 (-17.7%) from $33.02 to $27.17. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 10, 2011 and February 18, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 1.8% (+65 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 12.4% (-$4.08).

Arrow Electronics Inc (NYSE:ARW) was among the price losers in the market, as its shares closed at $31.10, which is $1.47 (-4.5%) below the previous close of $32.57. Arrow Electronics, Inc. is a provider of products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.32 (-22.2%) from $41.89 to $32.57. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 28, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 10.9% (+$4.51). It saw one of its worst periods between July 6, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 13.9% (-$5.75).

Shares of Jefferies Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) closed at $16.31, down 55 cents (-3.3%) from the previous close of $16.86. Jefferies Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate as independent, full-service global securities and investment banking firm serving companies and their investors.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.75 (-26.9%) from $21.35 to $15.60. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 19, 2011 and April 28, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.7% (+$1.31). It saw one of its worst periods between May 19, 2011 and May 26, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 6.8% (-$1.57).

National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) was one of the price losers, as its shares closed at $25.25, down 93 cents (-3.6%) from the previous close of $26.18. National Instruments Corporation is a supplier of measurement and automation products that engineers and scientists use in a range of industries.

Stock Price Performance: From June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.40 (-18.3%) from $29.58 to $24.18. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 27, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 10% (+$2.81). It saw one of its worst periods between April 26, 2011 and May 4, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 10.4% (-$3.36).

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