Worst Performing Stock Market Industries in 2015

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Find year-to-date worst performing stock market industries in 2015. Worst equity industries are retail, internet service providers, computer peripherals, etc.

As we are nearing the half point of 2015, investors need to find which sectors are the laggards. Avoiding or investing in these industries may provide interesting value. We might be late to catch that wave, but companies that have been given up for dead sometimes turn into major money makers. A great example is Best Buy Co (BBY) whose shares more than tripled during 2013 after sliding 47% the year before.

Worst Stock Sector Performance

The stock market industries performance is sorted based on its year to date return in 2015 (up to May 4, 2015). YTD worst performing stock industries in 2015 are:
    Worst Stocks 2015
  1. Internet Service Providers -23.45%
  2. Photographic Equipment & Supplies -20.70%
  3. Computer Peripherals -14.75%
  4. Semiconductor- Memory Chips -14.69%
  5. Diversified Computer Systems -13.93%
  6. Specialty Retail, Other -12.36%
  7. Data Storage Devices -10.91%
  8. Dairy Products -10.49%
  9. Consumer Services -9.24%
  10. Trucking -8.18%
  11. REIT - Hotel/Motel -8.17%
  12. Computers Wholesale -8.04%
  13. Jewelry Stores -7.62%
  14. Recreational Vehicles -7.51%
  15. Appliances -7.10%
  16. Heavy Construction -6.87%
  17. Resorts & Casinos -6.70%
  18. Communication Equipment -6.50%
  19. Diagnostic Substances -6.40%
  20. Lumber, Wood Production -6.17%
  21. Auto Parts Wholesale -5.41%
  22. Air Delivery & Freight Services -5.13%
  23. Metal Fabrication -5.11%
  24. Security & Protection Services -5.11%
  25. Industrial Equipment & Components -5.04%
  26. Home Furnishing Stores -4.75%
  27. Industrial Equipment Wholesale -4.61%
  28. Pollution & Treatment Controls -4.59%
  29. Food Wholesale -4.52%
  30. Education & Training Services -4.39%

Worst Performing Other Specialty Retail Stocks


CompaniesTickerPerf YTD
U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc.PRTS-32.05%
Cnova N.V.CNV-27.94%
ETSY INCETSY-27.50%
hhgregg, Inc.HGG-24.57%
West Marine Inc.WMAR-22.37%
Alibaba Group Holding LimitedBABA-21.91%
FTD Companies, Inc.FTD-19.16%
Zumiez, Inc.ZUMZ-17.45%
Pier 1 Imports, Inc.PIR-16.38%
Five Below, Inc.FIVE-15.60%
Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.VSI-13.73%
Genuine Parts CompanyGPC-13.61%
Perfumania Holdings, Inc.PERF-10.50%
XO Group Inc.XOXO-10.38%
The Container Store Group, Inc.TCS-10.14%
Outerwall Inc.OUTR-8.90%
Medifast Inc.MED-8.52%
Staples, Inc.SPLS-8.23%
HSN, Inc.HSNI-4.66%
Murphy USA Inc.MUSA-3.78%

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