10 worst-performing stocks of 2012

These 10 companies zigged while the overall market has zagged to a double-digit gain over the past 12 months.

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Dec 27, 2012 2:43PM
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why shouldn't they sink,....they're made of mostly "outsourced" personnel.
Dec 27, 2012 2:39PM
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Do yourself a big favor...stay away from World Group Securities (WGS)....nothing but crooks who have had massive fines from SEC and many state Attorney generals.
Dec 27, 2012 2:33PM
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HP used to make the best low-cost printers for home, but their quality has taken a nose-dive downhill in recent years.  Blame the "new age" of electronic media for their stock price declining if you want, but there's still a huge market for devices like printers IF they work well for longer than one year.  Installing print head technology that only performs well if you sell ink cartridges is a stupid way to conduct business.  I have no sympathy for this company or any other that operates this way.  Contrary to all those pundits in New York City "squawking" on CNBC, the main point in running a business well is not about stocks and shareholder value, it's customer satisfaction.
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i have owned several lap tops and desk tops so far. The one with the best rating from me is HP. It does look like the Japs and Koreans are taking over everything. But why must we keep helping our ship sink?  Think about it before you buy a new pc,car or anything else.
Dec 27, 2012 2:21PM
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Not surprised by Best Buy. They always have more sales people than customers in the one in our town. My wife and I went in there looking at new gear a few months ago, and were virtually ignored by about 15 salespeople. About 8 of them were standing right next to us having a 'meeting'.  I said loud enough for all to hear, "I guess they don't want our business" and walked out. NOBODY said a thing when we came in or left. It was bizarre.
Dec 27, 2012 2:18PM
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Meg Whitman canned over 27,00 workers within her first year at HP.  They don't call her mini Mitt for nothing.

 

 

"She has been at the helm of HP for almost a year now, and nobody is saying that HP wasn’t a troubled company, or that turning it around would be easy.  But her future plans for the company sounded a bit vague on this week’s

[W]hen we look at 2013, we’re going to tumble all of the pluses and the minuses. We’re going to put in the investments that we think are required, and yet we have to have a cost structure that allows us to win in the marketplace. So, we’ll have a crisp view of that by 2013.”

“Crisp view?” Is that oligarch-speak for “bumpy ride?”

 

If she does indeed know where she’s going, she’s doing a crappy job of communicating it — a critically important quality in someone who wanted a job inspiring confidence in voters.  “Governor Meg” was a bullet well-dodged."

Dec 27, 2012 2:08PM
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J.C. Penny has done a great job with the new look and the updated apparel. Maybe they waited to long to make changes..
Dec 27, 2012 2:02PM
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"10 clunkers that sunk in value", huh? I expect poor grammar from a celebrity gossip site, but not the stock market page.

 

"10 clunkers that SANK in value" is correct. Whoever does your headlines is appalling.

Dec 27, 2012 1:49PM
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I graduated from University of Phoenix over a year ago and still can't find a job with this useless degree. No wonder they're crashing and burning
Dec 27, 2012 1:45PM
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how I'm happy to see University of Phoenix having trouble, they are nothing but a rip off

 

Dec 22, 2012 11:10PM
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I just purchased a new notebook computer.....Without a question.....HP is clearly the best out there....
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