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.


Dec. 2 Weekly Loss My Watchlist
Gildan Activewear (NYSE: GIL) $16.99 (24%) Add
Francesca's Holdings (Nasdaq: FRAN) $16.00 (16%) Add
StonMor Partners (Nasdaq: STON) $24.34 (14%) Add
Zipcar (Nasdaq: ZIP) $15.16 (10%) Add
Shutterfly (Nasdaq: SFLY) $29.09 (7%) Add

Source: Barron's.

Gildan Activewear investors were in for a downhill workout after the apparel maker posted weaker-than-expected sales growth in its latest quarter. The real dagger here is that it's now targeting a deficit for the current quarter. Analysts figured that Gildan would be profitable during the holiday quarter.

Francesa's Holdings slipped off the rack, hitting a new low ahead of tomorrow's quarterly report. The boutique operator went public at $17 a share this summer, but it has now fallen below its IPO price.

StonMor moved the headstones, but its shares were dead in the water this week. The cemetery-services provider was deep-sixed after Standard & Poor's put StoneMor's credit rating on a negative watch.

Car-sharing leader Zipcar may have rolled out a new cargo van rental service, but investors last week were mostly concerned about Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) crashing its party. An MSNBC article detailed how Hertz has recently eliminated annual fees for its Zipcar-like offering and is differentiating itself through one-way rentals.

Then we have Shutterfly blinking as the flash went on. A Cowen & Co. analyst issued a bearish note on the online photofinishing specialist, fearing that aggressive pricing by Snapfish will eat into Shutterfly's business.

It was a rough week for these five stocks. Let's see if they bounce back.

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