Tesla is not alone. 18 (and a half) other major stocks are heading for their worst year on record.

In the worst year for stocks since the Great Recession, several big names are headed for their worst year yet with just one trading day left in 2022.

S&P 500 SPX Index
and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA
both are headed for their worst year since 2008, down 20.6% and 9.5%, respectively, on Thursday. But at least 19 big-name stocks, and half of the others, are on track for a meaner title in 2022, the worst year ever, according to Dow Jones market data.

Tesla Inc. TSLA:
The S&P 1500 is having its worst year for a record annual percentage decline among the S&P 1500 with market capitalizations of $30 billion or more. Shares of Tesla are down 65.4% this year, easily the worst year for the popular stock, which has had just one negative year since going public in 2010, down 11% in 2016.

By 2023, Tesla may not be the worst drop on the list, however, as another Silicon Valley company is right on top of it. Meta Platforms Inc. META:,
Facebook’s parent company has plunged 64.2% this year as CEO Mark Zuckerberg has remained committed to spending billions on developing the “metaverse” even as the online advertising sector, which provides most of its revenue, has stagnated. : This will also be only the second year in Facebook’s history that the stock is down, following a 25.7% decline in 2018, although the stock ended Facebook’s 2012 IPO 30% below its original IPO price. :

Only one other stock has weathered Tesla and Meta’s record declines this year, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk also has some familiarity with the company. PayPal Holdings Inc. PYPL:,
Where Musk first rose to prominence during the dot-com boom has fallen 63.2% this year as executives have refocused the company on attracting and retaining high-value users instead of trying to get as many users as possible on the payments platform. It would be the second straight decline for PayPal, which had not seen anything like eBay Inc until 2021. After leaving EBAY.
in 2015.

None of the other companies has had its worst year yet, losing more than half its value this year, although Charter Communications Inc. CHTR:
is near. The telco’s shares have fallen 48.2 percent year to date as investors worry about plans to spend heavily in 2023 to try to reverse declining internet subscribers.

In addition to the list below, Alphabet Inc.’s Class C shares GOOG
they had their worst year on record, down 38.4%. MarketWatch doesn’t include it in the list, however, because Alphabet’s Class A share is shared by GOOGL.
decreased by 55.5% in 2008. a separate class of non-voting shares was created in 2012 to allow the company, then still called Google, to continue issuing shares to employees without diluting the control of co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

Aside from that bit of Alphabet stock, here are the 19 major stocks that are heading for their worst year ever, based on Thursday’s closing prices.


% decline in 2022

Tesla Inc. TSLA:


Meta Platforms Inc. META:


PayPal Holdings Inc. PYPL:


Charter Communications Inc.


Edwards Lifesciences Corp. EW:


ServiceNow Inc. NOW!


Zoetis Inc. ZTS:


Fidelity National Information Services Inc. FIS:


Accenture PLC ACN


Fortinet Inc. FTNT:


Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. EN:


Moderna Inc. mRNA:


Iqvia Holdings Inc. IQV:


Carrier Global Corp. CARR:


Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. HLT:


Broadcom Inc. AVGO:


Arista Networks Inc. ANET:


Dow Inc. DOW:


Otis Worldwide Corp. OTIS:



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