Nine stocks dropped to 52-week lows:

  • While trading on above-average volume, Vale (VALE) sunk today, hitting and then dropping past its previous 52-week low of $17.62 to $17.41. Shares were traded at a volume of 35.4 million and fell 4.5%. The stock has lost momentum over the last three months, losing $5.24 (-23%) from $22.78 on April 26, 2012. The stock is trading at 91.1% of its 50-day moving average and 81.3% of its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Peabody Energy (BTU) declined today, reaching and then dropping even further past its previous 52-week low of $20.67 to $20.29. The stock was trading on above-average volume. The stock price dropped 11.3% today, trading at a volume of 21.4 million. The stock is down over the last three months, having fallen $10.04 (-32.8%) from $30.59 on April 26, 2012. The stock is trading at 88% of its 50-day moving average and 71.2% of its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Xerox (XRX) dropped today, hitting and then dropping past its previous 52-week low of $6.55 to $6.44. The stock price was down 3.6% with a volume of 18.5 million. Over the last three months, the stock has lost $1.42 (-18%) from a price of $7.91 on April 26, 2012. The stock is trading at 86.9% of its 50-day moving average and 83.3% of its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Unum Group (UNM) slid today, hitting and then dropping past its previous 52-week low to $18.28. The stock price fell 2.1% after trading at a volume of 3.6 million. The stock has lost momentum over the last three months, losing $5.39 (-22.7%) from $23.75 on April 26, 2012. The stock is trading at 95.3% of its 50-day moving average and 85.5% of its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Informatica Corporation (INFA) dropped today, reaching and then falling even farther past its previous 52-week low of $27.76 to $27.27. The stock was trading on below-average volume. After trading at a volume of 2.2 million, shares fell 3.5%. The stock is trading at 74.3% of its 50-day moving average and 63.2% of its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on above-average volume, Lear Corporation (LEA) slipped today, hitting and then dropping past its previous 52-week low of $35.60 to $34.94. The stock price was down 3.3% with a volume of one million. The stock is down over the last three months, having fallen $7.50 (-17.5%) from $42.74 on April 26, 2012. The stock is trading at 93.1% of its 50-day moving average and 85.3% of its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, Solera Holdings (SLH) decreased today, hitting and then dropping past its previous 52-week low to $36.83. Shares were traded at a volume of 164,723 and fell 1.8%. Over the last three months, the stock has lost $8.92 (-19.4%) from a price of $45.92 on April 26, 2012. The stock is trading at 90% of its 50-day moving average and 82.9% of its 200-day moving average.

  • The share price of Kosmos Energy (KOS) dipped today, reaching and then falling even farther past its previous 52-week low of $9.92 to $9.83. The stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock price fell 2.8% after trading at a volume of 180,054. The stock has fallen over the last three months, dropping $2.34 (-19.1%) from $12.25 on April 26, 2012. The stock is trading at 93.1% of its 50-day moving average and 82.9% of its 200-day moving average.

  • While trading on below-average volume, AU Optronics (AUO) fell today, hitting and then dropping past its previous 52-week low to $3.13. The stock price was down 2.5% with a volume of 516,144. The stock has lost momentum over the last three months, losing $1.47 (-31.7%) from $4.64 on April 26, 2012. The stock is trading at 83.2% of its 50-day moving average and 71.3% of its 200-day moving average.