Charles B. Carlson, CFA
The stocks below were the 10 worst-performing Dow stocks in 2016. (The stocks are listed in order starting with the worst performer for 2016.) These stocks represent the Dow Underdog selections at the beginning of 2016. Stock symbols are in parentheses. The close ratio represents a stock's price to its 200-day moving average price. A variation of my Worst-To-First Strategies focuses on portfolios from the 10 Dow stocks with the lowest ratio of current stock price to 200-day moving average price.
Price Change Portfolio Data as of: Close Ratio Portfolio
12/31/16
Nike (NKE) -18.7% Nike (NKE) 0.923
Coca-Cola (KO) -3.5% Coca-Cola (KO) 0.951
Disney (DIS) -0.8% Pfizer (PFE) 0.966
Pfizer (PFE) 0.6% Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) 0.978
Visa (V) 0.6% Visa (V) 0.981
Home Depot (HD) 1.4% Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) 0.988
General Electric (GE) 1.4% Merck (MRK) 0.992
McDonald's (MCD) 3.0% Procter & Gamble (PG) 0.993
Intel (INTC) 5.3% McDonald's (MCD) 1.011
Procter & Gamble (PG) 5.9% Cisco Systems (CSCO) 1.016