52-Week Low Club (AGN, WTR, CTB, ISLE, LPSN, OPTT, SGIC, SNCR)

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Today turned out being an ugly day, but there were many stocks that fell sharply to new 52-week lows all on their own without help from the market working against them.

Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN) hit a new low today despite showing earnings growth that beat expectations and announcing positive guidance. Shares were at $2.31 after hitting a low of $51.00 intraday. The 52-week range is $52.26 to $70.40. Apparently it takes more than good earnings to boost the health of this healthcare stock.

Aqua America Inc. (NYSE: WTR) missed earnings estimates and suffered adowngrade by Wachovia this morning.  So much for water being the safestinvestment around.  Shares are sitting at $17.42 in the final minutestoday; prior 52-week range of $17.75 to $26.62. This water companyprobably needs a different beverage tonight after today.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: CTB) needs a tire change after first quarter income reported this morning dropped. Shares are sitting at $12.72 in the final minutes today. The 52-week range wass $12.85 to $28.50.

Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. (NASDAQ: ISLE) was down to $6.42 in the final minutes today. The 52-week range is $6.43 to $26.03. Who says the house always wins?

LivePerson Inc.’s (NASDAQ: LPSN) weak quarter one earnings and outlook is pushing this stock down to $2.51 compared to a 52-week range of $2.68 to $6.94.

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ: OPTT) hitting yet another 52-week low today. Shares for this ocean wave renewable power generator are trading at about $8.25 in the final minutes today compared to a prior 52-week range of $8.56 to $19.75. So much for green always being the new gold.  This is actually a post-IPO low.

Silicon Graphics Inc. (NASDAQ: SGIC) dropped after third quarter losses widened. A contract with NASA to supply the next superconductor isn’t enough to pull this stock up. Shares are trading at $7.62 late in the day compared to a 52-week range of $8.00 to $29.73.

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) took a massive hit after they released guidance that the company is concerned with revenues by Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone. Tuesday, the company reported a 17% profit growth at $0.16 EPS on $29.1 million in revenues, meeting estimates; but guidance stank the place up.  Shares were down over 43% to $12.92 in late-day trading on extremely high relative trading volume. The 52-week range was $15.15 to $48.03.

Jon C. Ogg
May 7, 2008