The S&P 500 delivered one of its best years in recent history in 2021, gaining more than 27%. Most U.S. investors had a lot of winners in their portfolios this year, but some stocks certainly performed better than others.
Here’s a look at the 10 worst-performing stocks in the entire S&P 500 in 2021.
Penn National Gaming, Inc (NASDAQ: PENN)
Investors who took a gamble on one of the S&P 500’s newest members, Penn National, in 2021 took a big hit to their bankroll. After a huge year in 2020, Penn National finished the year down 40.6%, the worst performance of any stock in the S&P 500.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS)
Penn National wasn’t the only gamble that didn’t pay off in 2021. Rising tensions between the U.S. and China along with pressures on Macau from travel restrictions and regulatory crackdowns drove Las Vegas Sands shares down 36.7% in 2021.
Global Payments Inc (NYSE: GPN)
Payment processing company Global Payments took a big hit in 2021, dropping 36.7%…