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Informal for a stock or other security that has dropped in price over a given period. For example, if a stock opens at $5 and closes at $4.45, it is said to be a decliner for that trading day.
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Stocks that have dropped, or fallen, in value over a particular period are described as decliners. If more stocks decline than advance, or go up in value, over the course of a trading day, the financial press reports that decliners led advancers.

The indexes that track the market may decline as well. If decliners dominate for a period of time, the market may also be described as bearish.

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There were 115 decliners that edged out 96 advancers while 47 stocks were unchanged.
There were 98 advancers that edged out 85 decliners, while 44 stocks were unchanged.
There were 127 decliners that overwhelmed 64 advancers while 48 stocks were unchanged.
Other decliners include Townsquare Media, off 4.4% to $5.48, and Entravision, down 3.6% to $3.32.
Decliners outpaced gainers, 136 to 70, while 43 issues were unchanged.
One-quarter of participants were classified as [FEV.sub.1] rapid decliners, defined by an [FEV.sub.1] decrease of at least 1.9% per year.
Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners as the price of oil fell.
Decliners included the electricity and gas, pulp and paper, and air transport sectors.
The biggest decliners of the S&P 500 include Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN), down 4.59 percent, and Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN), down 3.82 percent.
A look at pool and spa industry stocks shows General Electric (+1.29) as the leading gainer on the NYSE, while Water Pik Technologies (-2.28) led decliners. On the NASDAQ, Fiberstars Inc.
Gainers significantly outpaced decliners in the 94 categories tracked by HFN; only 13 categories declined and seven remained flat.
There were 109 decliners that edged out 93 advancers, while 39 stocks were unchanged.