These were the worst performing ASX 200 shares last week

These ASX 200 shares were deep in the red last week…

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) was on form last week and recorded its second successive weekly gain. The benchmark index added 0.5% to end the period at 7,182.7 points.

Unfortunately, not all shares climbed with the market. Here’s why these were the worst performers on the ASX 200 last week:

Tabcorp Holdings Limited (ASX: TAH)

The Tabcorp share price was far and away the worst performer on the ASX 200 last week with a massive 81% decline. However, this wasn’t driven by bad news. The catalyst was the demerger of its lottery and Keno businesses into a separate listed entity – The Lottery Corporation Limited (ASX: TLC). This leaves Tabcorp with its wagering, media, and gaming services businesses.

Novonix Ltd (ASX: NVX)

The Novonix share price was out of form and tumbled 9.3% over the period. This was despite there being no real news out of the battery materials and technology company last week. This latest decline means that the company’s shares are now down a whopping 65% since the start of the year.

InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC)

The InvoCare share price wasn’t far behind with a 9.1% decline over the five days. This appears to have been driven by a lukewarm response to the funerals company’s recent annual general meeting update. One of those brokers was UBS, which retained its neutral rating but cut its price target to $12.40. It fears that rising labour costs will offset improving trading conditions.

Block Inc (ASX: SQ2)

The Block share price was out of form again and sank 8.3% last week. This was despite the payments company’s shares rebounding strongly on Friday. Block’s shares came under pressure amid continued weakness in the tech sector. This saw the S&P ASX All Technology index lose 2.5% of its value last week.

Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended Block, Inc. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Block, Inc. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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