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The 52-Week Low Club for Monday

Paul Ausick

August 25, 2014: Among the 22 stocks making new 52-week lows today were the following four firms:

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (DO) dropped about 0.4%% on Monday to post a new 52-week low of $43.04. Shares posted a 52-week low on Friday of $43.16. Offshore drillers continue to be plagued by poor fleet status status report -- and when one of them sneezes, all catch a cold. Share volume is about half the daily average of around 1.4 million. The stock’s 52-week high is $66.34.

Eclipse Resources Corp. (ECR) slipped  about 3% to a new 52-week low of $17.40 compared with the stock’s 52-week high is $27.18. The high was posted on Eclipse’s IPO date and the stock is down about 36% since the June 20th IPO. Volume is about half the daily average of around 1.4 million shares traded.

Mattel Inc. (MAT) dropped about 1.2% to hit a new 52-week low of $34.56 today. The toy maker had no news today. Shares posted their previous low on August 15th, so the trend here is down even though the stock bounced off its bottom this morning and regained about 1% of its early loss. The stock’s 52-week high is $47.94. Trading volume today is about 30% below the daily average of around 2.6 million shares.

Transocean Ltd. (RIG) added about 1.7% to a decline of 2.6% on Friday to post a new 52-week low of $37.33. Volume is about 20% below the daily average of around 5 million shares. Again, the fleet status report from last week continues to weigh down the share price. Transocean’s 52-week high is $55.74.