The 52-Week Low Club (AMLN, ARRS, AU, ED, GCI, IACI, IUSA, PCG, SLRY)
Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AMLN) is becoming a regular in this club. Yet another low of $28.02 intraday from a high of $53.25. It actually closed at $28.62, so it closed above the prior $28.41 low.
Arris Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS). After an 86% drop in profit, shares plunge, targets are cut, and analysts downgrade, Arris lost 30% today and closed down at $5.50 from a former low of $6.91. The 52 week high is $17.89.
AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU) A gold stock on the 52-week lows? Power issues prevail over high commodity prices… ouch! Trading at $33.75. The 52 week range is $33.80 to $51.35.
Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE:ED). $10 million lawsuit in the working from a mid-summer accident. Shares down to $42.40, but $41.96 was the intraday low. The 52 week range is $42.35 to $52.90.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). It’s amazing when even a Warren Buffet stake won’t help a newspaper. Shares down to $31.90, prior 52-week range $31.97 to $63.50.
IAC/InteractiveCorp. (NASDAQ: IACI) has been under review for our special situations letter, although it has not yet been added with any formal recommendations. Shares actually closed up marginally at $21.88 after falling down to a low of $21.56; with a 52 week range of $21.80 to $52.90.
infoUSA Inc. (NASDAQ: IUSA) With such a lame Super Bowl commercial, what else could one ask for? Trading in at $7.82, but it traded as low as $7.50 today; preior range was $7.76 to $11.30. We recently panned this one for our “10 Stocks Under $10” letter ahead of the big game.
PG & E Corp. (NYSE: PCG). As a reward for awards for environmental stewardship, this utility is given a new low. Trading at $39.85 it closed up marginally at the end of the day, but it saw $39.19 earlier today; 52-week trading range is $39.45 to $52.17.
Salary.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLRY). We featured Salary.com on our “10 Stocks Under $10” letter as one of the worst ideas for an IPO of internet stocks and having potentially a fair value of $5 to $6 per share. Today, it reached a new low of $8.00 after a late morning nose-dive before coming back to close “only” down 2.8% at $8.32. The prior 52-week range was $8.31 to $16.32.
Douglas A. Mcintyre
February 15, 2008