Last week wasn't one for the bulls or bears.

The markets were generally yawn-worthy, with the Dow and Nasdaq notching losses of 0.3%. However, there are always tumblers.

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


April 15

Weekly Loss

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QuickLogic (Nasdaq: QUIK)




Central Pacific (NYSE: CPF)




Community Health (NYSE: CYH)




Gevo (Nasdaq: GEVO)




Paramount Gold and Silver (AMEX: PZG)




Source: Barron's.

QuickLogic waited until the end of the prior week's trading sessions to drop a bombshell on its investors. The semiconductor company hosed down its quarterly revenue guidance after seeing weakness in broadband data cards and other new products. Mr. Market doesn't forget bad news over the weekend, sending shares of QuickLogic sharply lower last Monday.

Central Pacific Financial took its lumps after the Hawaiian banker priced a secondary offering to private investors at $10 a share. Raising capital's a good thing for regional banks, but not when your stock is trading in the high teens.

Community Health Systems called in sick after acquisition target Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) accused the hospital operator of aggressively overbilling Medicare and private insurers. The shares made back some of Monday's steep losses later in the week, but no one likes uncertainty.

Gevo was a hot IPO in February, but gravity is weighing on the developer of biorefinary systems. The upside here is that Gevo has only squandered about half of its post-IPO highs. It is still trading at a 36% premium to its $15 IPO price.

Paramount Gold and Silver took a hit after the mining company released uninspiring resource estimates. The NI 43-101 estimates for its San Miguel project in Mexico didn't seem all that bad on the surface, but the stock went on to close lower for all five trading days last week.

It was a rough week for these five stocks. Let's see which ones bounce back this week.

Which of these five stocks do you think bottomed out last week? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.