Yahoo Leads Top Stocks Getting Sold Off Now: TJX, YHOO, ANR, APKT, WDR

Through the opening portion of the trading day on Thursday, October 6, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is up 13.6 points to 10,958, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up 19.9 points to 2,480 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is up 4.9 points to 1,148. Here are some of today’s biggest losers by price.

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Shares of TJX Companies Inc. (NYSE:TJX) are trading at $54.72, down $1.71 (-3%) from the previous close of $56.39. The TJX Companies is an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and worldwide.

Stock Price Performance: From August 8, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.87 (9.6%) from $50.58 to $55.45. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 11, 2011 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 11.5% (+$5.70). It saw one of its worst periods between May 26, 2011 and June 6, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 6.3% (-$3.37).

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is among the market losers in price, as its stock price fell by 72 cents (-4.5%) to $15.20. Yahoo is a digital media company that delivers personalized digital content and experiences across devices worldwide.

Stock Price Performance: From August 8, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.37 (30.4%) from $11.09 to $14.46. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 9, 2011 and February 17, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 8.2% (+$1.34). It saw one of its worst periods between May 6, 2011 and May 16, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 15.2% (-$2.84).

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) is one of the price losers, as its shares are trading at $19.06, down 74 cents (-3.2%) from the previous close of $19.70. Alpha Natural Resources 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 July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $25.81 (-59.7%) from $43.25 to $17.44. 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 Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ:APKT) are trading at $38.56, down $1.59 (-4.7%) from the previous close of $40.46. Acme Packet provides session border controllers that enable service providers to deliver secure interactive communications–voice, video, and other real-time multimedia sessions–across Internet Protocol network borders.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $26.83 (-38.5%) from $69.66 to $42.83. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and March 29, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 11.7% (+$7.60). It saw one of its worst periods between September 26, 2011 and October 3, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 14.6% (-$6.89).

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc (NYSE:WDR) is among the price losers in the market, as its shares are trading at $24.53, which is 82 cents (-2.9%) below the previous close of $25.26. Waddell & Reed Financial is a mutual fund and asset management firm.

Stock Price Performance: From July 12, 2011, to October 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.02 (-32.2%) from $37.28 to $25.26. 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 15% (+$5.16). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 15.8% (-$5.03).