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Shocking Dive: The Week’s Top Nasdaq Losers Revealed

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The Nasdaq Composite is facing a perplexing predicament, poised for a 0.6% loss this week – its worst weekly performance since March. The tech-heavy index’s troubles have been anything but boring, with a veritable who’s who of tech titans tumbling amid the turbulence.

Intel, the semiconductor stalwart, has seen its shares shed a blistering 12% this week, making it one of the Nasdaq-100’s biggest bursts of underperformance. The company’s production challenges and delays to its next-gen chips have left investors scratching their heads, questioning Intel’s ability to keep pace with the competition.

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Adding to the Nasdaq’s woes is Walgreens Boots Alliance, the pharmacy chain that has seen its stock plummet 11.4%. Investors seem increasingly perplexed by the company’s efforts to transform its business model, with the transition appearing to hit some speed bumps along the way.

The pain isn’t limited to the usual suspects, either. Lululemon Athletica, the athleisure darling, has lost around 8% this week, while Sirius XM Holdings and Charter Communications have been similarly battered.

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Even some of the market’s most prominent names haven’t been spared the turmoil. Tesla, the electric vehicle trailblazer, is headed for losses exceeding 6%, while Nvidia, the graphics chip titan, is down more than 2% – a veritable roller coaster for investors.

But amidst the Nasdaq’s cacophony of chaos, a few stocks have managed to buck the trend. Meta Platforms, the Facebook parent, is poised to finish the week with a nearly 9% gain, while Micron Technology and Netflix have both jumped at least 4%.

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The Nasdaq’s turbulent week underscores the perplexing and oftentimes bursting nature of the tech sector’s fortunes. Investors will be closely watching to see which companies can navigate the storm and emerge stronger, and which may be left behind in the wake of this tech-fueled tempest.

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Mezhar Alee
Mezhar Alee
Mezhar Alee is a prolific author who provides commentary and analysis on business, finance, politics, sports, and current events on his website Opportuneist. With over a decade of experience in journalism and blogging, Mezhar aims to deliver well-researched insights and thought-provoking perspectives on important local and global issues in society.

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