* But I'm having a hard time finding a stock that has fallen because of bad newsI am guessing a few others might be having trouble:
* "I am working on the assignment to research a stock that has had a major collapse. I have been on yahoofinance, but I am really unfamiliar with searching for stock. Basically, I am at a loss on how to even start. Appreciate any help you can give me."
So, let's see, if I were doing this, I would start by looking for large losers for the year. Here is a very good stock screen from MSN Money that gives us the biggest losers for year.
Power Searches: Investing - MSN Money
Listing of biggest losers
Then go to the SEC Edgar site and look up some of the losers.
Hope this helps.