3 Big Losers This Week

Motley Fool analyst John Reeves gives us his weekly wrap-up, discussing three companies that cratered this week. The big story was Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) , which is now down 11% for the week and a staggering 35% from its highs last fall. In the video below, Reeves discusses the aftermath of Apple's earnings call, as well as the bear vs. bull case for the company.

He then moves on to high-end retailer Coach, (NYSE: COH  ) , which fell 17% after reporting weaker-than-expected domestic sales. Competition in the handbag space was one culprit blamed by Coach, turning all eyes to Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS  ) , a competitor that has slowly but surely been stealing market share. Finally, Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARNA  ) is down 11% for the week following news that the EU had questions about its weight loss drug. While approved for sale in the U.S., the EU has yet to sign off on the drug, meaning that Arena shares will likely remain volatile for the near future.

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  • Report this Comment On January 25, 2013, at 10:42 PM, TimKnows wrote:

    We know that Apple still sold a ton of over priced junk last quarter but investor who didn't fall for the bad advice on this site, ...... sold and shorted Apple aggressively and made good money.

  • Report this Comment On January 28, 2013, at 1:04 AM, SamFreedom wrote:

    The only big loser is the author. You are supposed to be somebody of import around here? An analyst? Might you try being a bit more responsible with your titles... ARENA is *not* a loser, and definitely not a BIG one. If you get your nose out of the charts and look at what they are actually doing, you'll see

    1. They've got a safe, effective FDA approved ant-obesity drug;

    2. They've got top notch management

    3. They've partnered with a rock star sales force who basically bankrolls further studies;

    4. They're massively shorted (the bigger the jump when it finally unwinds);


    So, get over yourself. You're just an author whose name hardly a passer-by can remember.... yet you irresponsibly refer to ARENA as a "Big Loser" despite the unusual synergy of massively positive points.

    Oh yeah ps... ARENA didn't "lose"... it's a volatile stock with a lot of manipulation by bears and profit takers. It has wide swings... that's not losing.... that's swinging.

    Stop the bull***t.

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