Happy New Year?
Many channel companies might be happy to start a new year after their performance on Wall Street in 2012. Of 12 companies tracked by CRN, six saw their share prices decline from the end of 2011 to the end of 2012. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones index increased 7.3 percent and Nasdaq increased 15.9 percent during that period. Only four of the 12 saw their stock price increase by more than 10 percent. Here's a closer look at the 12 companies, from worst to first.