S&P 500 Worst Performing Stocks of This Year

Wall St. Watchdog generated a screen test for the 20 worst-performing stocks relative to the S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) for the year-to-date period. Are these stocks down and out or ready for a rebound?

  • Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW): This company operates in the Services sector. The shares have returned -43.80%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -48.45%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $13.28 and its market capitalization is $1,717,352,000. About the company: Monster Worldwide, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers help wanted advertisements over the Internet. The Company charges employers and human resource professionals to post and search advertisements, and allows job seekers to search job postings and post their resumes free of charge. Monster also operates websites that connect companies to highly targeted audiences.
  • American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG): This company operates in the Financial sector. The shares have returned -41.52%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -46.17%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $28.23 and its market capitalization is $53,545,180,000. About the company:  American International Group, Inc. is a holding company which, through its subsidiaries provides a varied range of insurance and insurance-related activities in the United States and abroad. The Company’s main activities include both general insurance and life insurance & retirement services operations as well as financial services and asset management.
  • Tellabs, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLAB): This company operates in the Technology sector. The shares have returned -39.23%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -43.88%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $4.12 and its market capitalization is $1,496,777,000. About the company:  Tellabs, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and services voice, data, and video transport and network access systems. The Company’s products are used worldwide by public telephone companies, long-distance carriers, alternate service providers, cellular service providers, cable operators, government agencies, utilities, and business end-users.
  • Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCBK): This company operates in the Financial sector. The shares have returned -35.24%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -39.89%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $8.25 and its market capitalization is $4,345,258,000. About the company:  Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company, through its banking subsidiary, is a federally chartered stock savings bank that offers traditional deposit products, residential real estate mortgage loans and consumer loans. Hudson also purchase mortgages and mortgage-backed securities and other securities issued by U.S. government-sponsored enterprises. Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek>>
  • MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE:WFR): This company operates in the Technology sector. The shares have returned -32.33%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -36.98%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $7.62 and its market capitalization is $1,755,747,000. About the company:  MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. produces silicon wafers. The Company’s products are used in computers, telecommunications equipment, automobiles, consumer electronics products, industrial automation and control systems, and analytical and defense systems. MEMC operates manufacturing facilities in Italy, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.
  • Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS): This company operates in the Financial sector. The shares have returned -31.53%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -36.18%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $8.88 and its market capitalization is $1,653,438,000. About the company:  Janus Capital Group Inc. is a global asset management firm offering individual investors and institutional clients asset management services. The Company provides investment management, administration, distribution and related services to individual and institutional investors through mutual funds, separate accounts and subadvised relationships.
  • RadioShack Corporation (NYSE:RSH): This company operates in the Services sector. The shares have returned -30.99%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -35.64%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $12.76 and its market capitalization is $1,353,271,000. About the company:  RadioShack Corporation operates a chain of retail consumer electronics goods and services stores located throughout the United States and Mexico, along with wireless phone kiosks in the US, and dealer outlets worldwide. The Company offers consumers wireless phone and other electronic products and services from national brands and exclusive private brands and wireless carriers.
  • Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (NYSE:MMI): This company operates in the Technology sector. The shares have returned -27.42%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -32.07%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $21.12 and its market capitalization is $6,230,081,000. About the company:  Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. provides advanced mobile media solutions and multi-screen technologies. The Company develops products that include consumer mobile phones, business-ready smartphones accessories, cordless phones, and home networking products.
  • Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC): This company operates in the Technology sector. The shares have returned -26.11%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -30.76%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $36.65 and its market capitalization is $5,679,074,000. About the company:  Computer Sciences Corporation provides consulting and information technology (NYSE:IT) services to industry and government. The Company provides consulting, systems design and integration, IT and business process outsourcing, applications software, and Web and application hosting. Computer Sciences operates locations around the world.
  • Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:GNW): This company operates in the Financial sector. The shares have returned -25.34%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -29.99%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $9.81 and its market capitalization is $4,812,405,000. About the company:  Genworth Financial Inc. offers insurance, wealth management, investment and financial solutions The Company offers products that include life insurance products, long-term care insurance, and mortgage guarantee insurance coverage on residential mortgage loans. Genworth is active in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and multiple European countries.
  • Comerica Incorporated (NYSE:CMA): This company operates in the Financial sector. The shares have returned -22.85%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -27.50%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $32.59 and its market capitalization is $5,760,960,000. About the company:  Comerica Incorporated is the holding company for business, individual, and investment banks with operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Company’s subsidiaries provide services such as corporate banking, international finance, treasury management, community banking, private banking, small business and individual lending, investment services, and institutional trust. Comerica Inc. Second Quarter Earnings Preview>>
  • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS): This company operates in the Financial sector. The shares have returned -22.60%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -27.25%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $130.16 and its market capitalization is $67,388,420,000. About the company:  The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., a bank holding company, is a global investment banking and securities firm specializing in investment banking, trading and principal investments, asset management and securities services. The Company provides services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net worth individuals. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek>>
  • Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS): This company operates in the Financial sector. The shares have returned -22.49%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -27.14%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $21.09 and its market capitalization is $32,626,280,000. About the company:  Morgan Stanley, a bank holding company, provides diversified financial services on a worldwide basis. The Company operates a global securities business which serves individual and institutional investors and investment banking clients. Morgan Stanley also operates a global asset management business.
  • Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F): This company operates in the Consumer Cyclical sector. The shares have returned -22.04%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -26.69%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $13.09 and its market capitalization is $49,718,240,000. About the company:  Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, and services cars and trucks. The Company also provides vehicle-related financing, leasing, and insurance through its subsidiary.
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD): This company operates in the Technology sector. The shares have returned -21.39%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -26.04%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $6.43 and its market capitalization is $4,420,905,000. About the company:  Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. manufactures semiconductor products. The Company manufactures products that include microprocessors, embedded microprocessors, chipsets, graphics, video and multimedia products. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. offers its products on a global basis.
  • Frontier Communications Corp (NYSE:FTR): This company operates in the Services sector. The shares have returned -20.76%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -25.41%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $7.71 and its market capitalization is $7,673,139,000. About the company:  Frontier Communications Corporation provides communications services to rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities. The Company offers a variety of voice, data, and Internet, and television services.
  • Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS): This company operates in the Financial sector. The shares have returned -20.07%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -24.72%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $44.29 and its market capitalization is $10,709,460,000. About the company:  Northern Trust Corporation is a financial holding company that provides investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, and affluent individuals. Northern trusts banking operations are its primary operations. Northern Trust Corp Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek>>
  • AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL): This company operates in the Financial sector. The shares have returned -19.63%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -24.28%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $45.35 and its market capitalization is $21,210,410,000. About the company:  Aflac, Inc. is a general business holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides supplemental insurance to individuals in the United States and Japan. Aflac’s products include accident/disability plans, cancer expense plans, short-term disability plans, sickness and hospital indemnity plans, hospital intensive care plans, and fixed-benefit dental plans.
  • Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC): This company operates in the Capital Goods sector. The shares have returned -19.59%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -24.24%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $35.67 and its market capitalization is $4,605,245,000. About the company:  Vulcan Materials Company produces construction aggregates. The Company principal product lines are aggregates, asphalt mix and concrete, and cement.
  • E TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC): This company operates in the Financial sector. The shares have returned -19.31%, which represents an underperformance relative to the S&P 500 index of -23.96%, based on the S&P 500’s year-to-date return of 4.65%. The stock most recently traded at $12.91 and its market capitalization is $3,610,939,000. About the company:  E*TRADE Financial Corporation provides online brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors. The Company’s products and services include investor-focused banking, primarily sweep deposits and savings products, and asset gathering. What You Need to Know for E*Trade’s Second Quarter Earnings>>

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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