Friday, February 18, 2011

Rare Stocks/ETFs that Fell the Past Half Year aka "72 Losers"

If you are at least an average dart thrower you could have made mad money blind folded the past half year.  With the S&P 500, NASDAQ, and Russell 2000 up between 30-35% in that time frame, it would have taken a very specialized skill set to pick losers since Bernanke declared war on bears at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  But it was possible.... here are the unsavory stocks/ETFs that some unlucky souls may have embraced, missing out on the party. 

My target pool is some 2020 stocks/ETFs, with market cap over $300M, stock price over $10, and trading at least 200,000 shares a day.   Of that, only 3.5% of the entire market lost at least 5%...  72 shameful actors.  (to put it in perspective the best 72 stocks/ETFs in the same time frame gained between 113-400%)

Ticker Company Loss Industry
TZA Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares -66.2% Exchange Traded Fund
ENOC EnerNOC, Inc. -41.6% Business Services
SKF ProShares UltraShort Financials -38.8% Exchange Traded Fund
SDS ProShares UltraShort S&P500 -38.6% Exchange Traded Fund
AMAG AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. -38.1% Diagnostic Substances
ACOR Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. -30.7% Biotechnology
ALNY Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. -27.9% Biotechnology
UEPS Net 1 Ueps Technologies Inc. -27.3% Business Services
SCO ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Crude Oil -24.4% Exchange Traded Fund
NKTR Nektar Therapeutics -24.3% Biotechnology
CISG Cninsure Inc. -24.1% Insurance Brokers
AUTC AutoChina International Ltd. -23.3% Diversified Investments
SKX Skechers USA Inc. -22.4% Textile - Apparel Footwear & Accessories
MSI Motorola Solutions Inc. -21.6% Communication Equipment
CLNE Clean Energy Fuels Corp. -21.2% Gas Utilities
HMIN Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. -21.0% Lodging
GNK Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd. -21.0% Shipping
HGG hhgregg, Inc. -18.8% Electronics Stores
STRA Strayer Education Inc. -18.4% Education & Training Services
THOR Thoratec Corp. -17.7% Medical Instruments & Supplies
AMLN Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. -17.2% Biotechnology
JNY Jones Apparel Group, Inc. -16.9% Apparel Stores
HTHT China Lodging Group, Limited -16.5% Lodging
RSH RadioShack Corp. -16.1% Electronics Stores
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. -15.9% Networking & Communication Devices
CPLA Capella Education Co. -15.6% Education & Training Services
FSYS Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. -15.5% Auto Parts
PWRD Perfect World Co., Ltd. -15.0% Application Software
EIM Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund -14.6% Closed-End Fund - Debt
GOLD Randgold Resources Ltd. -14.0% Gold
TLK Perusahaan Perseroan (Persero) PT  -13.8% Telecom Services - Foreign
TLT iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas Bond -13.7% Exchange Traded Fund
EJ E-House (China) Holdings Limited -13.6% Property Management
MNTA Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. -13.4% Biotechnology
STRI STR Holdings, Inc. -12.0% Specialty Chemicals
AUXL Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. -11.7% Drug Related Products
LFT Longtop Financial Technologies Limited -11.3% Business Software & Services
CETV Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. -11.1% Broadcasting - TV
NAT Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. -10.9% Shipping
MBT Mobile Telesystems OJSC -10.6% Wireless Communications
EXPE Expedia Inc. -10.3% Lodging
WPRT Westport Innovations Inc. -10.1% Pollution & Treatment Controls
DLB Dolby Laboratories Inc. -9.9% Diversified Electronics
HDB HDFC Bank Ltd. -9.9% Foreign Regional Banks
DNDN Dendreon Corp. -9.4% Biotechnology
GFA Gafisa S.A. -9.3% Residential Construction
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. -9.2% Life Insurance
PML PIMCO Municipal Income Fund II -9.2% Closed-End Fund - Debt
DWA DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. -8.9% Movie Production, Theaters
TNK Teekay Tankers Ltd. -8.7% Shipping
CHL China Mobile Limited -8.1% Wireless Communications
AGO Assured Guaranty Ltd. -8.0% Surety & Title Insurance
HBI Hanesbrands Inc. -8.0% Textile - Apparel Clothing
EGO Eldorado Gold Corp. -7.8% Gold
WWE World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. -7.7% General Entertainment
VGR Vector Group Ltd. -7.6% Cigarettes
AB AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. -7.5% Asset Management
MMYT MakeMyTrip Limited -7.4% General Entertainment
MPWR Monolithic Power Systems Inc. -7.1% Semiconductor - Specialized
NPM Nuveen Premium Income Municipal Fund 2 -7.0% Closed-End Fund - Debt
FBR Fibria Celulose SA -6.8% Paper & Paper Products
DFT DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. -6.6% Property Management
LNCE Lance, Inc. -6.5% Processed & Packaged Goods
ENI Enersis S.A. -6.5% Foreign Utilities
NUVA NuVasive, Inc. -6.1% Medical Instruments & Supplies
CEDC Central European Distribution Corp. -5.8% Beverages - Wineries & Distillers
ETR Entergy Corporation -5.7% Electric Utilities
NIO Nuveen Insured Municipal Opportunity Fund -5.3% Closed-End Fund - Debt
FRO Frontline Ltd. -5.3% Shipping
AKAM Akamai Technologies Inc. -5.2% Internet Information Providers
IEF iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury -5.1% Exchange Traded Fund
CREE Cree Inc. -5.0% Semiconductor Equipment & Materials

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