Today is october 11, 2010. Stock market traders generally say that they short weak stocks in a weak stock market. A list of 40 Stocks that traded at or near their 52 week lows on October 08, 2010 is below. Buying stocks at their 52 week lows is generally viewed as a risky practice. How low could these stocks go? No one really knows. If I were to like a stock, I would rather wait for the stock to be rising to consider it.

The stocks are ranked by how much they declined year-to-date.

1 Fresenius Kabi Pharma. Holding Inc (NASDAQ:APCVZ) -89.2%
2 New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NGBF) -85.7%
3 NMT Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:NMTI) -85.4%
4 China Infrastructure Investment Corp (NASDAQ:CIIC) -81.6%
5 AspenBio Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:APPY) -77.6%
6 Allied Irish Banks, plc. (ADR) (NYSE:AIB) -66.4%
7 Apricus Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ:APRI) -61.4%
8 Tiens Biotech Group (USA), Inc. (AMEX:TBV) -58.3%
9 WorldHeart Corporation (USA) (NASDAQ:WHRT) -55.7%
10 Originoil Inc (NASDAQ:OOIL) -51.7%
11 Direxion Small Cap Bear 3X Shares (ETF) (NYSE:TZA) -49.6%
12 China Nuokang Bio-Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:NKBP) -43.3%
13 United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (NYSE:UNG) -42.8%
14 Astrotech Corp. (NASDAQ:ASTC) -41.2%
15 Wilmington Trust Corporation (NYSE:WL) -40.5%
16 Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:LVLT) -40.4%
17 First Capital Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:FCVA) -39.6%
18 Reliv International, Inc (NASDAQ:RELV) -37.5%
19 Malvern Federal Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) -35.7%
20 Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:JGBO) -33.6%
21 SmartPros Ltd. (NASDAQ:SPRO) -33.6%
22 Thomas Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TGIS) -29.1%
23 BroadVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:BVSN) -26.9%
24 Wowjoint Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:BWOWU) -26.1%
25 Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) -23.9%
26 Qiagen NV (NASDAQ:QGEN) -23.8%
27 GTSI Corp. (NASDAQ:GTSI) -23.2%
28 Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) -22.0%
29 TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRR) -21.4%
30 Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCKT) -21.3%
31 Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:NNA.U) -20.9%
32 Roma Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ROMA) -18.5%
33 ProShares UltraShort S&P500 (ETF) (NYSE:SDS) -18.4%
34 Satyam Computer Services Limited(ADR) (NYSE:SAY) -18.2%
35 First Citizens Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:FCZA) -17.6%
36 Immucor, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUD) -17.4%
37 Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:HIMX) -16.3%
38 Alliance Bancorp, Inc. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:ALLB) -13.5%
39 First California Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCAL) -13.1%
40 Alon Holdings Blue Square Israel Ltd (NYSE:BSI) -4.8%

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