Morgan Stanley Leads Big Stocks Investors Are Dumping as Dow Drops 1%: MS, LYB, CE, NIHD, MDR

Through most of the trading day on Friday, September 30, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 91.5 points to 11,060, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is down 30 points to 2,450 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 12.9 points to 1,147. Here are some of today’s biggest losers by price.

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Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is among the price losers in the market, as its shares are trading at $14.00, which is $1.07 (-7.2%) below the previous close of $15.09. Morgan Stanley provides financial products and services to a group of clients and customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to September 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.59 (-33.5%) from $22.68 to $15.09. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 16, 2010 and December 28, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 6.3% (+$1.64). It saw one of its worst periods between October 18, 2010 and October 26, 2010 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 4.8% (-$1.20).

Shares of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) are trading at $24.77, down $1.91 (-7.1%) from the previous close of $26.65. Lyondellbasell Industries is an independent chemical company. It is a producer of polypropylene and polypropylene compounds (PP compounds) and a producer of propylene oxide (PO), polyethylene (PE), ethylene, and propylene.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to September 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.57 (-32%) from $39.22 to $26.65. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 8, 2011 and February 17, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 8.8% (+$3.09). It saw one of its worst periods between August 1, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 29.4% (-$11.79).

Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) is among the market losers in price, as its stock price fell by $2.49 (-6.9%) to $33.40. Celanese Corporation is a producer of chemicals and advanced materials. It operates mainly through four business segments: advanced engineered materials, consumer specialties, industrial specialties, and acetyl intermediates.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to September 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $18.81 (-34.4%) from $54.69 to $35.88. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 8, 2010 and December 21, 2010 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 6.9% (+$2.66). It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 31.2% (-$17.19).

NII HOLDINGS INC (NASDAQ:NIHD) is one of the price losers, as its shares are trading at $27.36, down $2.11 (-7.3%) from the previous close of $29.50.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to September 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $14 (-32.2%) from $43.50 to $29.50. 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 8.4% (+$3.29). It saw one of its worst periods between September 16, 2011 and September 26, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 20.3% (-$7.47).

Shares of MCDERMOTT INTERNATIONAL INC (NYSE:MDR) are trading at $11.06, down 88 cents (-7.8%) from the previous close of $11.99.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to September 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.83 (-39.5%) from $19.82 to $11.99. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 26, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 4.3% (+97 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 35.1% (-$7.56).