6 Stocks Printing 52-Week Lows
The market is testing all-time highs, but some stocks didn’t get the memo. Despite impressive performance by the broader indexes, these stocks are printing 52-week lows. Value investors know that a broken stock doesn’t necessarily mean a broken company. From grocery stores to a certain technology company you might know, there are some research-worthy names on the list.
Apollo Group (NASDAQ: APOL) is proving that the for-profit education sector continues to leave a bad taste in the mouth of investors. From accreditation issues to claims that students graduate ill-equipped to get jobs, this sector continues to struggle.
Then there’s Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF). News of China taking steps to curb property speculation sent shares tumbling nearly 6 percent on Monday. This mining stock is down 35 percent in the past month and just barely holding the bottom of its descending channel. If it breaks to the downside, there could be more carnage ahead.
If something good doesn’t happen soon employees at Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) might be posting ads on the very site they once worked for. The company that owns Monster.com is down 52 percent from its highs. Some people blame the slumping job market for the slumping stock price. Others say that other economically sensitive stocks have found footing so why not monster?
Raise your hand if you’re tired of hearing about the Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) woes. The stock is broken—we all get it—but the stock hit another 52-week low on Monday and that’s worth mentioning. Even Warren Buffett couldn’t save this stock from a 2.5 percent drop when he spoke (sort-of) favorably about management decisions of Monday.
Don’t catch a falling knife—sure—but value investors have a close eye on Apple.
The Fresh Market (NASDAQ: TFM) operates grocery stores similar to Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM). It logged a 52-week low Monday representing a 35 percent loss from its highs. To be fair, Whole Foods is only 9 percent off its lows making investors wonder if the stocks are broken or sector rotation will soon send these names higher.
If you’re an executive at Select Comfort (NASDAQ: SCSS) you didn’t get a good night’s sleep on Monday. The stock was down nearly 16 percent after the company announced that it wouldn’t meet earnings goals. That was good enough to print a 52-week low, representing a drop of 51 percent.
Like all of these names, the 52-week low was no surprise, the company had been in a downtrend since hitting its highs in September.
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