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5 of Last Week's Biggest Losers

By Rick Munarriz – Updated Apr 7, 2017 at 1:21PM

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These five stocks only made shorts some serious money last week.

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

Aug. 31 Weekly Loss My Watchlist
Dycom Industries (NYSE: DY) $14.52 (22%) Add
Frontline (NYSE: FRO) $3.13 (20%) Add
First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) $19.99 (19%) Add
Zynga (Nasdaq: ZNGA) $2.80 (14%) Add
Vringo (NYSEMKT: VRNG) $3.15 (12%) Add

Source: Barron's.

Dycom posted disappointing financial results. The provider of engineering, construction, and other industrial services to the telecom, cable, and utility industries saw its contract revenue and profitability grow at slower clips than analysts were expecting.

Frontline sank after revealing that it will not pay a dividend for the quarter after posting a larger loss than Wall Street was forecasting. Even after backing out meaty vessel impairment charges, Frontline still would've come up short.

First Solar saw its stock set like the sun after reports that the solar energy bellwether was halting deliveries to a $1.8 billion solar power plant project in Arizona.

It was a week of brain drain at Zynga. The company's Chief Creative Officer left the company earlier in the week, and then Bloomberg reported on Thursday that two more key executives were leaving the social gaming giant.

Finally, we have Vringo shares shrinking. The patent-rich company behind a popular app that generates video ringtones saw its stock take a hit, even after issuing an update on where its patent litigation is at these days.

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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz calls them as he sees them. He does not own shares in any of the stocks in this story. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.

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Stocks Mentioned

First Solar, Inc. Stock Quote
First Solar, Inc.
FSLR
$132.27 (1.02%) $1.34
Zynga Inc. Stock Quote
Zynga Inc.
ZNGA
Dycom Industries, Inc. Stock Quote
Dycom Industries, Inc.
DY
$95.53 (-1.62%) $-1.57
Frontline Ltd. Stock Quote
Frontline Ltd.
FRO
$10.93 (0.92%) $0.10

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