Call them what you want: the weakest links, underperformers, dogs or just plain losers, the following three stocks have been investors’ worst nightmares thus far in 2013.
You might be surprised at some of the names, all are very well known in their industries. You could even say they’re household names in the U.S. and abroad. Yet for one reason or another, they’ve been horrible flops.
I’d like to be able to blame the ugliness on specific industries and just lump them in with their peers. But that excuse won’t fly. When each is compared to an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in which they belong, they stunk up the group. Yet in contrast, each of the ETFs still performed admirably.
Have these stocks seen their worst times yet? Should you consider these stinkers as we head into 2014? Take a look at the facts on each of these Nightmare Stocks for 2013.