The S&P 500 sank 5% in a very bad week for stocks. These 20 lost as much as 24%.

The S&P 500 sank 5% in a very bad week for stocks. These 20 lost as much as 24%.

U.S. stocks sputtered Friday to close out the week in the red. The day’s declines of less than 1% for the broad indexes paled against Tuesday’s, when they sank 4% to 5%.

For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA,
-0.45%
was down 1,329 points (or 4.1%), closing Friday at 30,822. The benchmark S&P 500
SPX,
-0.72%
pulled back 4.8% for the week, while the Nasdaq Composite Index
COMP,
-0.90%
gave up 5.5%.

Investors have been jittery, reacting to any sign of continuing consumer price increases or economic strength heading into the Federal Open Market Committee’s meeting on Sept. 20-21. The FOMC will make a policy announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 21, followed by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s press conference.

See MarketWatch’s Weekend Reads for a preview of what to expect from the Federal Reserve.

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Among the S&P 500, 95% of stocks ended the week with declines. On Friday, the highest-profile loser was FedEx Corp., whose shares FDX dropped 21% for the session after the company issued a profit warning, citing weakening business conditions.

Reaction to FedEx:

The week’s worst decliners among the S&P 500

Here’s how the 11 sectors of the S&P 500 fared for the week, sorted by how much they declined:

Index

Price change – 1 week

Price change – 2022

Materials

-6.7%

-19.8%

Real Estate

-6.5%

-22.6%

Communication Services

-6.4%

-34.2%

Industrials

-6.4%

-16.0%

Information Technology

-6.1%

-26.3%

Consumer Discretionary

-4.2%

-23.2%

Utilities

-3.8%

3.4%

Financials

-3.8%

-15.8%

Consumer Staples

-3.6%

-8.0%

Energy

-2.6%

41.1%

Health Care

-2.4%

-9.9%

S&P 500

-4.8%

-18.7%

Source: FactSet

Here are the 20 companies in the S&P 500 whose stocks showed the largest declines for the week:

Company

Ticker

Price change – one week through Sept. 16

Price change – Sept. 16

Price change – 2022

Decline from 52-week intraday high

Date of 52-week intraday high

Adobe Inc.

ADBE,
-3.12%
-24.1%

-3.1%

-47.2%

-57.2%

11/22/2021

FedEx Corp.

FDX,
-21.40%
-23.0%

-21.4%

-37.7%

-39.6%

01/05/2022

Nucor Corp.

NUE,
-0.16%
-18.4%

-0.2%

2.6%

-37.7%

04/21/2022

WestRock Co.

WRK,
-11.48%
-16.3%

-11.5%

-23.0%

-37.7%

05/05/2022

Generac Holdings Inc.

GNRC,
-4.07%
-15.9%

-4.1%

-43.2%

-61.8%

11/02/2021

International Paper Co.

IP,
-11.21%
-15.6%

-11.2%

-25.0%

-37.7%

10/13/2021

Eastman Chemical Co.

EMN,
-2.67%
-15.5%

-2.7%

-34.6%

-38.9%

01/19/2022

Packaging Corp. of America

PKG,
-11.01%
-15.4%

-11.0%

-13.3%

-29.9%

04/21/2022

Western Digital Corp.

WDC,
-1.46%
-15.0%

-1.5%

-42.9%

-46.3%

01/05/2022

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.

WST,
-2.07%
-14.5%

-2.1%

-42.8%

-43.6%

12/27/2021

SVB Financial Group

SIVB,
-4.38%
-14.3%

-4.4%

-46.6%

-52.5%

11/16/2021

Meta Platforms Inc. Class A

META,
-2.18%
-13.5%

-2.2%

-56.5%

-61.3%

09/15/2021

Prologis Inc.

PLD,
-2.19%
-12.3%

-2.2%

-32.5%

-34.9%

04/21/2022

Mohawk Industries Inc.

MHK,
-1.26%
-12.2%

-1.3%

-45.2%

-49.9%

10/28/2021

Sealed Air Corp.

SEE,
-4.16%
-12.0%

-4.2%

-27.9%

-31.2%

03/29/2022

Duke Realty Corp.

DRE,
-2.14%
-12.0%

-2.1%

-17.9%

-18.6%

12/31/2021

Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. Class A

BIO,
-5.12%
-11.9%

-5.1%

-40.6%

-44.4%

09/15/2021

Lumen Technologies Inc.

LUMN,
-1.79%
-11.7%

-1.8%

-29.9%

-39.3%

11/05/2021

T. Rowe Price Group

TROW,
-1.74%
-11.5%

-1.7%

-44.0%

-50.7%

11/05/2021

Bio-Techne Corp.

TECH,
-2.78%
-11.3%

-2.8%

-40.5%

-43.4%

09/23/2021

Source: FactSet

Adobe Inc. suffered the worst one-week decline in 20 years for its share price, as analysts questioned the timing and the price of its dilutive deal to acquire Figma.

Here’s an interesting look at how far Meta Platforms Inc.
META,
-2.18%
has fallen this year, incorporating the company’s own bleak outlook.

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