52 Week Range

Forbes  Oct 2  Comment 
In trading on Thursday, shares of American Realty Capital Properties Inc (NASD: ARCP) touched a new 52-week low of $11.71/share. That's a $3.25 share price drop, or -21.72% decline from the 52-week high of $14.96 set back on 03/04/2014. Large...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 29  Comment 
By Theo Vallee: Company Description GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) produces small, lightweight, durable, versatile video cameras that enable its users to capture video content in highly challenging situations - jumping off cliffs, swimming with sharks,...
Benzinga  Sep 3  Comment 
Endeavour International (NYSE: END) shares touched a new 52-week low of $0.558 after the company reported its decision not to make interest payments of $33.5 million. IRadimed (NASDAQ: IRMD) shares reached a new 52-week low of $6.50 after the...
Benzinga  Aug 28  Comment 
Guess? (NYSE: GES) shares touched a new 52-week low of $23.40 after the company reported weaker-than-expected second-quarter results and issued a downbeat outlook. Sungy Mobile (NASDAQ: GOMO) shares reached a new 52-week low of $8.26 after the...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 26  Comment 
By Dieter Plas: Introduction to this new Q&A concept This is the first article of a new Question and Answer series that I'll be doing. The goal of this series is to provide real investors with a clean, short, understandable and to the point...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 19  Comment 
By Andy Batts: Hanger (NYSE:HGR) recorded a new 52-week low on Monday following insider selling activity. CFO George E. Mchenry, Jr. unloaded 2,300 shares at an average price of $22.30 on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday,...
Forbes  Aug 15  Comment 
In trading on Friday, shares of Angie's List Inc. (NASD: ANGI) touched a new 52-week low of $7.77/share. That's a $17.41 share price drop, or -69.14% decline from the 52-week high of $25.18 set back on 09/24/2013. Large percentage drops always...
TheStreet.com  Aug 14  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate was falling -8.1% to $12.23, hitting a 52-week low of $12.20, Thursday after pricing a 22.8 million share public offering and canceling its conference call to discuss its second quarter...
Forbes  Aug 11  Comment 
The pullback in McDonald's stock price creates potential buying opportunities for long-term investors.
Benzinga  Aug 5  Comment 
RetailMeNot (NASDAQ: SALE) shares tumbled 24.94% to touch a new 52-week low of $18.99 after the company reported Q2 earnings of $0.08 per share on revenue of $59.50 million. RBC Capital downgraded RetailMeNot from Outperform to Sector Perform and...


52 Week Range is the highest and lowest prices of the last 52 weeks (one year)

The 52 week range is a simple technical indicator that lists the highest and lowest price at which a security was sold over preceding 52 weeks (or one year).

Investors, especially technical analysts, may use the 52 week range to gauge whether a stock's current price suggests buying, selling, or taking no-action. Many value investors look for stocks that are at or near their 52 week low, but this metric alone does not indicate whether a stock is under-valued. For example, a stock may near its 52 week low in a price correction after earnings expectations for future quarters were revised. There is no guarantee that when share prices reach a 52 week low, the stock will begin to trade higher - it could break down to an even lower level.

However, as 52 Week Range has little to no connection whatsoever with current news or forces affecting companies today, very few investors rely heavily on the metric. Instead, the 52 Week Range is generally used more as a descriptive metric to describe what the stock has done and not what it will do.

Applications of the 52 Week Range

Investors may use the 52 week range as a starting point in a deeper analysis of a stock. It is often useful to compare a stock to general stock market indexes, such as the S&P 500 or the Dow Jones Industrial Average. If the stock is at a low point, while key indexes are not, then that stock is said to be under-performing the market. However, if many widely-owned stocks are hitting 52 week lows around the same time, investors may take this as an indication of a greater market trend and slow overall economic growth. The reverse is true for the 52 week high. In essence, the 52 week range can be used in conjuncture with other metrics to judge the value of a stock in comparison to others.


  • Today, Company ABC is trading at $13.74 per share. One year ago, the company was trading a $18.30. Between then and now, the price of ABC climbed to $24.60, then fell to $10.69 before climbing back to its current price. As such, ABC's 52 Week Range is $10.69 – $24.60.
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