Deep Dive: These stocks suffered the biggest losses of the week

Friday was another dismal day for U.S. stock investors, as the broad indexes suffered a third straight day of losses that, combined, topped 5%.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -2.24%  declined nearly 559 points, or 2.2%, on Friday to close out the week at 24,288.95, while the S&P 500 index SPX, -2.33%  was down 2.3% and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -3.05%  fell 3.1%.

Here’s how all three indexes have performed over the past week and for all of 2018:

Index Price change – one week through Dec. 7 Price change – 2018 through Dec. 7
Dow Jones Industrial Average -4.5% -1.3%
S&P 500 index -4.6% -1.5%
Nasdaq Composite Index -4.9% 1.0%
Source: FactSet

This was the worst week for the Dow since March, as investors continued to show concern over trade relations with China. The Labor Department’s “uninspiring” employment report for November showed a slowing of job creation, although the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7%.

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All 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down for the week, with Caterpillar topping the list:

Company Ticker Price change – One week through Dec. 7 Price change – Dec. 7 Price change – 2018 through Dec. 3 Price change – 2017
Caterpillar Inc. CAT, -3.75% -8.9% -3.8% -21.6% 69.9%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, -1.81% -7.1% -1.8% -3.4% 23.9%
DowDuPont Inc. DWDP, -3.88%   -7.1% -3.9% -24.5% 24.5%
Boeing Co. BA, -2.62% -6.8% -2.6% 9.6% 89.4%
Intel Corp. INT, -1.24% -6.2% -4.4% 0.2% 27.3%
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. GS, -2.40% -5.8% -2.4% -29.5% 6.4%
Apple Inc. AAPL, -3.57% -5.7% -3.6% -0.4% 46.1%
Microsoft Corp. MSFT, -4.00% -5.5% -4.0% 22.5% 37.7%
Travelers Cos. Inc. TRV, -0.87% -5.2% -1.5% -8.9% 10.8%
Pfizer Inc. PFE, -2.36% -5.0% -2.4% 21.3% 11.5%
American Express Co. AXP, -1.45% -5.0% -1.5% 7.4% 34.1%
3M Co. MMM, -2.19% -4.7% -2.2% -15.8% 31.8%
Walmart Inc. WMT, -1.67% -4.6% -1.7% -5.6% 42.9%
Verizon Communications Inc. VZ, -0.69% -4.3% -0.7% 9.0% -0.8%
UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH, -2.77% -4.3% -2.8% 22.1% 37.8%
Home Depot Inc. HD, -1.80% -4.2% -1.8% -8.8% 41.4%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. WBA, -2.11% -4.1% -2.1% 11.8% -12.3%
International Business Machines Corp. IBM, -3.69% -4.0% -3.7% -22.2% -7.6%
Merck & Co. MRK, -2.11% -3.3% -2.1% 36.3% -4.4%
Visa Inc. Class A V, -2.79% -3.2% -2.8% 20.3% 46.1%
Walt Disney Co. DIS, -1.30% -3.0% -2.1% 4.2% 3.2%
Cisco Systems Inc. CSCO, -4.03% -3.0% -4.0% 21.3% 26.7%
McDonald’s Corp. MCD, -1.34% -2.9% -1.3% 6.3% 41.4%
Chevron Corp. CVX, -0.36% -2.9% -0.4% -7.7% 6.4%
Coca-Cola Co. KO, -0.59% -2.6% -0.6% 7.0% 10.7%
Nike Inc. Class B NKE, -2.91% -2.4% -2.9% 17.3% 23.1%
Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM, -0.96% -2.3% -1.0% -7.2% -7.3%
Procter & Gamble Co. PG, -1.18% -2.2% -1.2% 0.6% 9.3%
United Technologies Corp. UTX, -1.65% -2.0% -1.6% -6.4% 16.4%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ, -0.33% -1.0% -0.3% 4.1% 21.3%
Source: FactSet

You can click the tickers for more about each company, including news, profiles, charts, price ratios and ratings.

The week’s 10 worst performers among the S&P 500 all posted double-digit declines:

Company Ticker Price change – One week through Dec. 7 Price change – Dec. 7 Price change – 2018 through Dec. 7 Price change – 2017
SVB Financial Group SIVB, -6.09% -19.2% -6.1% -12.0% 36.2%
American Airlines Group Inc. AAL, -9.12% -16.4% -9.1% -35.5% 11.4%
Ulta Beauty Inc. ULTA, -13.13% -14.5% -13.1% 13.8% -12.3%
Brighthouse Financial Inc. BHF, -3.77% -14.4% -3.8% -41.2% N/A
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. JEF, -2.76% -13.0% -2.8% -28.2% 13.9%
Cooper Cos. COO, -12.28% -12.8% -12.3% 11.5% 24.6%
E-Trade Financial Corp. ETFC, -3.50% -12.5% -3.5% -7.7% 43.1%
IPG Photonics Corp. IPGP, -5.35% -12.5% -5.4% -41.9% 116.9%
American International Group Inc. AIG, -3.83% -12.4% -3.8% -36.4% -8.8%
Lam Research Corp. LRCX, -5.28% -12.1% -5.3% -25.0% 74.1%
Source: FactSet

And here are the components of the Nasdaq-100 NDX, -3.30%  showing the worst declines of the week:

Company Ticker Price change – One week through Dec. 7 Price change – Dec. 7 Price change – 2018 through Dec. 7 Price change – 2017
American Airlines Group Inc. AAL, -9.12% -16.4% -9.1% -35.5% 11.4%
Ulta Beauty Inc ULTA, -13.13% -14.5% -13.1% 13.8% -12.3%
Lam Research Corp. LRCX, -5.28% -12.1% -5.3% -25.0% 74.1%
Ross Stores Inc. ROST, -3.97% -10.6% -4.0% -2.4% 22.3%
Mylan NV MYL, -4.05% -9.8% -4.1% -27.8% 10.9%
Applied Materials Inc. AMAT, -3.03% -9.8% -3.0% -34.2% 58.4%
Nvidia Corp. NVDA, -6.75% -9.7% -6.7% -23.7% 81.3%
Align Technology Inc. ALGN, -4.13% -8.5% -4.1% -5.4% 131.1%
Cintas Corp. CTAS, -3.62% -8.5% -3.6% 10.0% 34.8%
Micron Technology Inc. MU, -6.26% -8.4% -6.3% -14.1% 87.6%
Source: FactSet

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