Sharp Stuck on TVs as Samsung, Sony Rally: Chart of Day

Sharp Corp. has been left behind in a rally of Asian consumer-electronics stocks, with its shares touching a three-decade low as reliance on the saturated market for liquid-crystal-display televisions sapped earnings.

The Chart of the Day compares shares of Sharp, down 24 percent in 2012, with those of Japanese rivals Sony Corp., Panasonic Corp. and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc., each having gained more than 10 percent this year. Sharp’s stock fell to its lowest since 1979 on March 14 after failing to meet quality standards

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