April was a wild one for investors as stocks across all sectors seemed to alternate huge gains and equally large losses on a weekly and sometimes even daily basis.
Through all the ups and downs, the Dow Jones Industrial average still managed to post a tiny gain 1.59 points, or 0.01% -- for the month. That marks the seventh consecutive month that the worlds most closely watched index gained ground.
Over the past seven months, the Dow is up 2,300 points, or 21%, and it has recorded gains in 12 of the past 17 months overall.
Heres a look at the five worst-performing Dow component stocks in April.
Source: Dow Jones Indexes