Investing

New 52-Week Lows (July 20, 2007)

STOCK TICKERS: ABK, ACA, BZH, LEN, DHI, RYL, CC, BX, FIG, FINL, HGSI, HSY, HW, JNY, NLS, REDE, TRMP, UBET, TZOO, WB

The DJIA may have hit 14,000 earlier.  A pullback here, some bad news there, and all of a sudden there are still many little piggies being sold off.  Here are some of the main stocks hitting 52-weeks lows today, and it is even an edited-down list:

AMBAC (ABK) $80.05
Whoops, insuring and guaranteeing debt.

ACA Capital (ACA) $6.40
Yep, still no word out of the company yet.  Trading and guaranteeing CDO’s and derivates isn’t what it was cracked up to be, and we still don’t know their real situation.

Beazer Homes (BZH), Lennar (LEN) DR Horton (DHI), Ryland (RYL)
One of its comps calling for crummy to 2009…ouch.

Circuit City (CC) $13.63
You knew this one wasn’t bottomed out yet.

Blackstone (BX) $25.95
Schwarzman isn’t responsible for this added drop, but he’ll do for the blame.

Fortress Inv. Group (FIG) $22.28
This hedge fund, boy…are they in private equity and CDO’s?  Not an intraday low, but its lowest close.

Finish Line (FINL) $7.88
Glad I removed it from the BAIT SHOP of buyout candidates when I did, this one must have 10 piggies in each of their shoes.

Human Genome Sciences (HGSI) $8.61
Maybe genomics is such a 1990’s term.

Hershey (HSY) $47.84
This one was very overvalued for something you eat, so it squirts.

Headwaters (HW) $16.43

Jones Appareal (JNY) $26.62
Weren’t these guys supposed to sell out?

Nautilus (NLS) $9.14
When will a growth exercise and fitness company that warned be touted as a value stock?

Redenvelope (REDE) $5.05
Still don’t know anyone who has used this online e-tailer.

Trump Entertainment (TRMP) $9.50
The Donald’s casino operator can’t find a bottom without reaching under his back.

YouBet.com (UBET) $2.04
Bet this one isn’t done?

Travelzoo (TZOO) $23.00, prior intraday low was $23.16; high was $40.00+.
Online travel carnage continues….maybe France, Hong Kong, and Japan aren’t worth it.

Wachovia (WB) $49.98 close..prior 52-week low was $50.32.
Banks, they need someone to “Watch-ova-ya”

Jon C. Ogg
July 20, 2007

Jon Ogg can be reached at jonogg@247wallst.com; he does not own securities in the companies he covers.

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