5 of Last Week's Biggest Losers

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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

June 22Weekly LossMy Watchlist
Body Central (NAS: BODY) $8.44(47%)Add
ATP Oil & Gas (NAS: ATPG) $3.87(26%)Add
Ethan Allen (NYS: ETH) $18.11(20%)Add
Microvision (NAS: MVIS) $1.85(19%)Add
La-Z-Boy (NYS: LZB) $11.49(12%)Add

Source: Barron's.


Women's apparel retailer Body Central was the market's biggest loser, shedding nearly half of its value after the 254-store chain hosed down its guidance.

Lower oil prices aren't helping offshore driller ATP Oil & Gas. Investors also weren't comforted by the company's private placement of convertible bonds and warrants to shore up its liquidity by $35 million.

Even though it was La-Z-Boy posting disappointing quarterly results, several of its furniture retailing rivals took a hit. Peer Ethan Allen -- clocking in with a 20% decline -- took the news of La-Z-Boy's top- and bottom-line misses even harder.

Microvision shed 22% of its value the prior week after announcing a dilutive secondary offering. The stock continued to tumble last week as the offering closed on Wednesday.

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