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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.


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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Among furniture's nine categories there were no decliners, and just one category, handmade rugs, was flat.
Bargain hunters stepped in to buy auto and financial issues, which were among the notable decliners in Tokyo trading on Wednesday.
Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries, also known as Julphar, led the list of decliners, retreating 9.
In the furniture group, decliners included Flexsteel Industries, 16.
Decliners include iHeartMedia , which declined 1 cent, to $1.
Major decliners included mining, real estate, and trading house issues.
Outside the PSEi, notable decliners included TBGI, which slid by 15.
Among the key decliners was Tribune Media, which slid $1.
Tokyo stocks open higher on buying of recent decliners