STR Holdings was the top lagger, shedding 10.8% as the stock was downgraded to accumulate from buy at Craig Hallum's with a target price of $21 per share.
Transatlantic Petroleum lost 9.1% after news that the GRB-1 well could be abandoned.
EXCO Resources declined 7.6% after S&P Rating Services placed the company's RTGS on credit-watch negative.
JA Solar (JASO) erased 2.1% after Brean Murray, equity analyst at Wayne Chang, downgraded the stock to sell from hold with a target price of $4 per share.Others on the downside were Energy Transfer Equity (ETE), Quicksilver Resources (KWK) and Enbridge Energy Partners (EEP) with marginal losses.
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