Sprint Leads Top Stocks Being Sold as Dow Drops 0.2%: A, S, FSLR, ILMN, PKI

Through most of the trading day on Friday, October 7, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 49 points to 11,079, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is down 29.4 points to 2,476 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 11.5 points to 1,153. Here are some of today’s biggest losers by price.

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Shares of Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) are trading at $30.65, down $2.79 (-8.6%) from the previous close of $33.54. Agilent Technologies is a company focused on the design and manufacturing of core bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions. It serves customers in sectors such as communications, electronics, life sciences, and chemical analysis.

Stock Price Performance: From July 13, 2011, to October 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $14.60 (-30.3%) from $48.14 to $33.54. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 15, 2010 and December 27, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 8.9% (+$3.44). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 17% (-$7.98).

Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) is among the market losers in price, as its stock price fell by 26 cents (-8.6%) to $2.75. Sprint Nextel offers a range of wireless and wireline communications products and services.

Stock Price Performance: From July 12, 2011, to October 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.57 (-47.3%) from $5.43 to $2.86. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between May 17, 2011 and May 26, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 15.7% (+80 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between September 13, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 15.7% (-56 cents).

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) is one of the price losers, as its shares are trading at $59.52, down $4.85 (-8%) from the previous close of $64.73. First Solar designs and manufactures solar electric power modules using a proprietary thin film semiconductor technology. .

Stock Price Performance: From July 12, 2011, to October 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $63.10 (-50.9%) from $123.97 to $60.87. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 20, 2010 and October 28, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.4% (+$7.76). It saw one of its worst periods between March 31, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 10.7% (-$17.19).

Shares of ILLUMINA INC (NASDAQ:ILMN) are trading at $26.75, down $12.95 (-33%) from the previous close of $39.93.

Stock Price Performance: From July 13, 2011, to October 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $34.08 (-46%) from $74.01 to $39.93. 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 7.3% (+$4.85). It saw one of its worst periods between September 14, 2011 and September 21, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 19.2% (-$9.92).

PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE:PKI) is among the price losers in the market, as its shares are trading at $17.73, which is $1.77 (-9.3%) below the previous close of $19.55. PerkinElmer provides technology, services, and solutions to the environmental monitoring, diagnostics, academic research, and safety security markets.

Stock Price Performance: From July 13, 2011, to October 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.85 (-25.9%) from $26.40 to $19.55. It saw one of its worst periods between September 14, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 10.7% (-$2.26). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 6, 2010 and December 14, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.2% (+$1.25).

 

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