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Biggest One Day Drops of S&P 500 Members

JP Morgan's $2 per share take over of Bear Stearns is a 93% discount from Bear's closing price of $30 on Friday and 99% of its 52 week high. On the open, Bear is down 87%. Prior to today, the biggest one day loss of current S&P members was 75% for Sealed Air Corp in 1989.

Here are the biggest 1 day percentage drops of the S&P 500 constituents.

Biggest 1 Day Drops of S&P 500 Constituents

Company
Symbol
Close on 3/14
Date of Biggest Drop
Percent
Points
Sealed Air SEE 24.66 5/12/1989 -75.4 -4.8
Kroger KR 24.29 10/31/1988 -68.5 -5.2
Dynegy DYN 8.11 7/23/2002 -63.6 -2.2
Williams Cos WMB 33.7 7/22/2002 -61.0 -3.2
Citrix Systems CTXS 30.8 2/27/1997 -59.5 -2.6
ETrade ETFC 3.63 11/12/2007 -58.7 -5.0
Qwest Q 4.62 6/26/2002 -57.3 -2.4
MEMC Electronic Mats WFR 81.05 8/10/2001 -53.8 -2.1
EDS EDS 16.17 9/19/2002 -52.8 -19.3
Ambac Fin ABK 6.22 1/17/2008 -51.9 -6.7
Apple AAPL 126.61 9/29/2000 -51.9 -13.9