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.

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Shares of SurModics ( SRDX), a provider of drug delivery (coatings and implants) and surface modification (lubricity) technologies to the healthcare industry, fell to $10.82 Monday morning before pushing back up to $11.04. SurModics has an underperform rating from research firms Rodman & Renshaw and Barrington Research.

China Sky One Medical ( CSKI), a Hong Kong-based manufacturer of over-the-counter and nutritional supplements, lost several points in early trading, falling to $6.33 per share. At midday the stock traded around $6.40, still down nearly 3% on the day.

Shares of Insurance holding company 21st Century Holding ( TCHC) fell to $3.20 early Monday. At midday firm's shares were down nearly 4% on double their average trading volume.

-- Written by Miriam Marcus Reimer in New York.

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