NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Credit card companies Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA) were among a small group of firms with stocks hitting fresh 52-week lows Monday morning, even as the major indexes rose around 1%.
Visa shares tumbled several points early in the session on high volume. Its shares touched as low as $65.70 before rebounding somewhat to $65.79. Visa shares have an outperform rating from equity research firm FBR Capital, and a buy rating from UBS (UBS) and Stifel Nicolaus.
Shares of MasterCard also traded on high volume, falling to $191 before pushing back up to $192.19. Mastercard shares have a buy rating from Deutsche Bank (DB), Argus Research, UBS and Credit Suisse (CS).
By market cap, the next largest company to touch fresh 52-week lows Monday morning was AsiaInfo-Linkage (ASIA), a Beijing-based telecommunications software provider, according to Barchart. The stock fell as low as $16.42 in early trading. It has a buy rating from Kaufman Brothers and a rating of outperform from Wedbush Securities.AMAG Pharmaceuticals (AMAG), a biopharmaceutical firm, saw its shares fall to $25.01 Monday morning before edging back up to $25.22. AMAG shares were downgraded to neutral from outperform by Robert W. Baird in late July. Citigroup (C) has had a buy rating on the stock since January. Semiconductor maker Brooks Automation (BRKS) shares fell to new low of $5.46 Monday morning. Chipmakers have been in focus after Texas Instruments (TXN) and National Semiconductor (NSM) lowered their quarterly outlooks last week, citing a slowing demand for PCs. The pair's revised guidance followed a similar revision from Intel (INTC) late last month. >>China, Data, Politics Keys to Coming Week
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