5 Stocks Being Tossed Away This Morning as Dow Jones Sheds 100 Points

Through the opening portion of the trading day on Thursday, August 25, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 112 points to 11,207, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is down 22 points to 2,445 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 10 points to 1,167. Here are some of today’s biggest losers by price.

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Shares of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) are trading at $26.82, down $1.63 (-5.7%) from the previous close of $28.44. Hormel Foods Corp. produces and markets a variety of meat and food products throughout the United States and internationally.

Stock Price Performance: From June 28, 2011, to August 24, 2011, the stock price had fallen 92 cents (-3.1%) from $29.36 to $28.44. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 10, 2011 and February 22, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 7.5% (+$1.89). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 6.8% (-$2.08).

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) is among the market losers in price, as its stock price fell by $1.44 (-5.8%) to $22.48. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates in cruise vacation industry. It owns five cruise brands, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, and CDF Croisieres de France.

Stock Price Performance: From May 31, 2011, to August 24, 2011, the stock price had fallen $14.98 (-38.6%) from $38.85 to $23.87. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 3, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.3% (+$2.83). It saw one of its worst periods between May 18, 2011 and May 26, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 7.1% (-$2.88).

Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML) is one of the price losers, as its shares are trading at $8.96, down 58 cents (-5.8%) from the previous close of $9.51. Atmel Corp designs, develops, manufactures and sells a range of semiconductor integrated circuit products & capacitive touch solutions, including microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency components.

Stock Price Performance: From May 31, 2011, to August 24, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.51 (-36.7%) from $15.02 to $9.51. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 29, 2010 and January 11, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 13.2% (+$1.61). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 14, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 12.9% (-$1.88).

Shares of Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLH) are trading at $50.27, down $6.46 (-11.1%) from the previous close of $56.55. Solera Holdings, Inc. is a global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry.

Stock Price Performance: From August 18, 2011, to August 24, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.38 (6.4%) from $53.17 to $56.55. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 18, 2010 and October 29, 2010 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 9.6% (+$4.19). It saw one of its worst periods between November 4, 2010 and November 12, 2010 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 3.2% (-$1.63).

Patterson Companies Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) is among the market losers in price, as its stock price fell by $3.09 (-9.7%) to $27.01. Patterson Companies Inc. distributes dental, companion-pet veterinarian and rehabilitation supplies.

Stock Price Performance: From May 27, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.96 (-17%) from $34.98 to $29.02. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 25, 2011 and April 7, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 6.1% (+$1.92). It saw one of its worst periods between May 19, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for 14 straight trading days, falling 13.8% (-$5.06).

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