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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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Even though the drop was minor the bears seem to be winning with declining issues beating advancing by a wide margin with 36 stocks down versus six up for the week.
Advancing issues easily bypassed declining issues by 27 to 6.
Declining issues outnumbered rising ones 1,436 to 233 on the First Section, while 76 ended the morning unchanged.
Declining issues overwhelmed rising ones 475 to 326, with 75 others closing unchanged.
On the New York Stock Exchange, declining issues outnumbered those that advanced by nearly 2 to 1.
Breadth turned negative, with declining issues outnumbering advancers by 19 to 12 on the NYSE, and by 22 to 16 on the Nasdaq.
Declining issues outnumbered rising ones 857 to 680 on the First Section, while 151 remained unchanged.
Declining issues led rising ones 418 to 398, with 62 others closing unchanged.
Declining issues outnumbered advancers by a 3-1 margin on the New York Stock Exchange.
Breadth turned positive, with advancing issues edging declining issues by 16 to 15 on the NYSE, and by 21 to 16 on the Nasdaq," stated Peter Antipatis.
Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones 981 to 482 on the First Section, while 202 remained unchanged in the morning.
Declining issues led rising ones 564 to 264, with 47 other closing unchanged.