It wasn't rosy for all stocks despite the buoyant 2004. Let's take a closer look at five companies that saw their stocks halved -- if not worse -- over the past year.
Interstate Bakeries (OTC BB: IBCIQ) -- Fried Twinkies? That seemed to be on more than just the state fair menu, as the baked-goods specialist filed for bankruptcy after a tough year of falling earnings, years of flat sales and delayed financials.
Ultimately all five stocks proved to be half the equities they used to be. Their resolution for 2005? No more weight loss, one would think.
Is Krispy Kreme the only company hoping that the South Beach and Atkins dieting trends don't make it to 2005? How effective have the diets been and is anything a better solution than just regular exercise? All this and more -- in the Low Carb Way of Life discussion board. Only on Fool.com.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz hates to say that he loved and lost, but he did eventually cut his losses with Krispy Kreme -- while still an investor in Netflix. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.