5 of Last Week's Biggest Losers

There's never a shortage of losers in the stock market.

Let's take a closer look at five of this past week's biggest sinkers.

Company

June 1 Weekly Loss My Watchlist
Complete Genomics (Nasdaq: GNOM  ) $2.19 (27%) Add
LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK  ) $1.68 (25%) Add
Teavana (NYSE: TEA  ) $13.04 (25%) Add
Splunk (Nasdaq: SPLK  ) $27.24 (24%) Add
Jamer River Coal (Nasdaq: JRCC  ) $2.42 (22%) Add

Source: Barron's.

Complete Genomics may have been a star a few weeks ago after posting better-than-expected quarterly results and revealing that it had sequenced the genomes of 600 people from 20 different Mexican-American families. It gave back a good chunk of those gains on no company-specific news last week.

LDK Solar shed 25% of its value on top of losing 21% during the prior week. The manufacturer of polysilicon wafers for solar cells has been crushed since the preliminary U.S. decision to assess an antidumping tariff rate of 31.18% to a group including LDK Solar was made public.

Mr. Market took a leaf blower to Teavana, as the premium tea retailer shed a quarter of its value after posting uninspiring quarterly results. Most high-end retailers delivered better comps growth than the 1.7% that Teavana served up in the period.

Splunk went kerplunk after the "big data" analytics software provider posted its first quarterly results since going public. You know it's a tough crowd when growing revenue by 80% and posting a narrower deficit than analysts were expecting isn't good enough.

Analysts have been downgrading coal miners, and investors are bailing, too. There was no company-specific news on James River Coal, but investors are rotating out of the sector in general, and this central Appalachian miner in particular.

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