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Decade's Winners and Losers

Contributed by mm | December 30, 2009 6:41 PM PST

portfolioicon.jpgAt the turn of the decade, SmartMoney provided a sampler of the past decade's winners and losers in the domestic equity market.

Some winners:

Goldman Sachs
Price per share on Dec. 31, 1999: $94.19
Price at Dec. 28 close: $163.76 | Net gain: 73.9%

Caterpillar
Price per share on Dec. 31, 1999: $25.53
Price at Dec. 28 close: $58.26 | Net gain: 148%

Google
Price per share on Aug. 19, 2004, its initial public offering: $85.00
Price at Dec. 28 close: $619.89 | Net gain: 521%

Apple
Price per share on Dec. 31, 1999: $25.70
Price at Dec. 28 close: $209.48 | Net gain: 723%

Southwestern Energy
Price per share on Dec. 31, 1999: 82 cents
Price at Dec. 28 close: $49.51 | Net gain: 5993%

ExxonMobil
Price per share on Dec. 31, 1999: $40.28
Price at Dec. 28 close: $68.85 | Net gain: 71.5%

And some losers:

General Motors
Price per share on Dec. 31, 1999: $72.69
Price today: Trading was halted on the GM ticker at 75 cents a share after bankruptcy declaration, June 1, 2009.

Lehman Brothers
Price per share on Dec. 31, 1999: $20.89
Price today: Trading on LEH halted at 15 cents a share as company collapses and is bought by Barclays Capital, Sept. 15, 2008.

Countrywide Financial
Price per share on Dec. 31, 1999: $31.00
Price today: Shares dropped to $1.04 each on Jan. 11, 2008, the day Bank of America announced its $4.1 billion acquisition.

Bank of America
Price per share on Dec. 31, 1999: $25.09
Price at Dec. 28 close: $15.18 | Net decline: 39%

Eastman Kodak
Price per share on Dec. 31, 1999: $66.25
Price at Dec. 28 close: $4.29 | Net decline: 93.5%


Your truly was burnt hard in financial stocks like BofA. Anyway had luck in having the crystal ball to pick the 60-bagger Southwestern Energy back in 1999?

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Adam Commented on December 31, 2009

It is not the end of decade.


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