Investors Are Selling These 5 Stocks on Wall Street Today

Through most of the trading day on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is up 23 points to 11,562, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up 15 points to 2,577 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is up 2 points to 1,212. Here are some of today’s biggest losers by price.

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salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) is among the price losers in the market, as its shares are trading at $121.59, which is $5.17 (-3.9%) below the previous close of $126.58. Salesforce.com, Inc. is a cloud computing company, which provides customer relationship management (NYSE:CRM) products to businesses. It offers a technology platform for Internet-based computing, storage and connectivity solutions for customers and developers.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $22.81 (-15.3%) from $149.39 to $126.58. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 17, 2010 and November 26, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 32.4% (+$35.68). It saw one of its worst periods between December 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 5.1% (-$7.03).

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) are trading at $33.23, down $1.57 (-4.8%) from the previous close of $34.91. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. is a supplier and exporter of metallurgical coal for use in the steel-making process and a major supplier of thermal coal to electric utilities and manufacturing industries across the country.

Stock Price Performance: From June 3, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $15.06 (-30.1%) from $49.97 to $34.91. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 15, 2011 and March 25, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 14% (+$7.38). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 44.1% (-$20.78).

Shares of Avnet Inc (NYSE:AVT) are trading at $25.76, down $1.40 (-5.2%) 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) is among the price losers in the market, as its shares are trading at $31.29, which is $1.32 (-3.9%) 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 National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) are trading at $25.16, down 99 cents (-3.9%) 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).