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10 Worst Performing Stocks in October

Among the companies that have reported quarterly results so far, 76% have reported earnings that are higher than the mean estimate, and 46% have reported revenues above the mean estimate. But there are some stocks that had a tough quarter and have continued to struggle through the month of October.

Of October’s 10 worst-performing S&P 500 stocks, four are energy stocks, three are in health care and three are technology stocks.

10. Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) posted a decline of 11.9% in October and closed the month on Friday at $60.82, down about 0.5% on the day. Shares of the cloud services and content delivery network operator were trading more than 9% higher for the month until last Wednesday, when Akamai reported solid results paired with lower guidance. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $56.85 to $78.44.

9. Stericycle Inc. (NASDAQ: SRCL) specializes in disposing hazardous materials, including medical waste. Shares dropped 12.9% in October and closed Friday at $121.37, in a 52-week range of $110.56 to $151.57. The company’s earnings report last week was a disappointment and its outlook for the fourth quarter was worse.

8. Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) is an...


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