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

By @ibtimes on

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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