May Flounders: 10 Biggest S&P Laggards

May Flounders: 10 Biggest S&P Laggards May Flounders: 10 Biggest S&P Laggards

May was a lousy month for investors, especially for those holding these 10 particularly hard-hit S&P 500 stocks.

For the month, the S&P 500 lost 87.58 points, or 6.2%, to finish at 1,310.33.

Here’s a closer look at the 10 worst-performing S&P 500 components last month:

Source: Standard & Poor’s

1. Fossil Inc. (Nasdaq: FOSL) 1. Fossil Inc. (Nasdaq: FOSL)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $130.67

Closing Share Price on 5/31: $73.16

Percentage Loss: 44%

Sector: Consumer Goods

52-Week High: $139.20

52-Week Low: $67.69

2. Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR) 2. Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $16.13

Closing Share Price on 5/31: $10.48

Percentage Loss: 35%

Sector: Industrial Metals & Minerals

52-Week High: $47.25

52-Week Low: $8.13

3. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) 3. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $50.17

Closing Share Price on 5/31: $33.54

Percentage Loss: 33.2%

Sector: Retail/Apparel

52-Week High: $78.25

52-Week Low: $30.64

4. First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) 4. First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $18.40

Closing Share Price on 5/31: $12.56

Percentage Loss: 31.7%

Sector: Technology

52-Week High: $142.22

52-Week Low: $11.43

5. United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) 5. United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $28.33

Closing Share Price on 5/31: $20.30

Percentage Loss: 28.3%

Sector: Basic Materials

52-Week High: $47.33

52-Week Low: $17.67

6. J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) 6. J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $36.06

Closing Share Price on 5/31: $26.23

Percentage Loss: 27.26%

Sector: Services/Department Stores

52-Week High: $43.18

52-Week Low: $23.14

7. ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) 7. ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $71.63

Closing Share Price on 5/31: $52.16

Percentage Loss: 27.18%

Sector: Energy

52-Week High: $80.13

52-Week Low: $50.62

8. Alleghany Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ATI) 8. Alleghany Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ATI)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $42.94

Closing Share Price on 5/31: $32.12

Percentage Loss: 25.2%

Sector: Industrial Goods/Metals

52-Week High: $66.39

52-Week Low: $28.23

9. Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) 9. Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $31.11

Closing Share Price on 5/31: $23.36

Percentage Loss: 24.9%

Sector: Basic Materials

52-Week High: $61.85

52-Week Low: $22.18

10. Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL) 10. Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL)

Closing Share Price on 4/30: $16.37

Closing Share Price on 5/31: $12.33

Percentage Loss: 24.7%

Sector: Technology/PCs

52-Week High: $18.36

52-Week Low: $11.68

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