What companies were the biggest losers of 2013? It was a great year to be invested in the stock market overall, but there were a few major exceptions, particularly in retail stocks such as J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) and Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD). In this video, several Motley Fool analysts around Fool HQ sit down and give their nominees for the biggest losers. They talk Sears and J.C. Penney and trouble with CEO decisions, what was wrong with Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN), why lululemon athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) should never have blamed its customers when it sold see-through pants, and why Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) can seem to do no right.

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Brendan Mathews, Fool contributor Bryan White, Buck Hartzell, Charly Travers, David Meier, Jason Moser, Michael Olsen, CFA, and Ron Gross have no position in any stocks mentioned. Sara Hov owns shares of lululemon athletica. Simon Erickson owns shares of lululemon athletica and Nuance Communications. The Motley Fool recommends lululemon athletica and Nuance Communications and owns shares of Nuance Communications. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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