The month of May was a strange month full of drops and rises in the stock market. While 2019 has been a great year so far for the stock market in the United States, some specific stocks have fallen tremendously.
Performances Of Major Indexes
In order to fully grasp the situation, you must research how stocks within major indexes are managing. According to MarketWatch, there are three major indexes that took a nosedive last month.
Dow Jones Industrial Average was among the three major indexes and dropped 3.8% despite the general increase of 9.7% in 2019. Dow Jones is not the only stock that wasn’t doing well. S&P 500 index percentage dropped even lower than Dow Jones which surprised stock market watchers everywhere.
There Are Fourteen Different Stocks That Lost 50%
Fourteen is a high number that has startled investors and companies alike. At the beginning of 2019, stocks were gaining points and value. Currently, that is not the case.
Exploring various reasons for the rapid and seamlessly random decline is difficult but not impossible. Some companies on the list below have been making negative headlines due to publicity or bad business moves. Other stocks like Macy’s have potentially decreased due to the rise in online shopping.
The list below showcases just a few stocks that lost 50% or more of these value:
- Nektar Therapeutics
- CenturyLink Inc.
- Halliburton Co.
- Nordstrom Inc.
- Activision Blizzard Inc.
- Kraft Heinz Co.
What Should I Do? Should I Buy? Or Should I leave it?
The fourteen stocks that decreased has sparked interesting conversations between experts and investors alike. Some experts believe due to patterns, that the best decision is to purchase these falling stocks as they may hit a stagnant period soon.
Others completely disagree with buying the stocks listed above. Instead, analysts on MarketWatch among other websites advise against purchasing these stocks as there is potential for them to keep on losing value.