52-Week Low

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52-Week Low

The lowest price for a stock or other security over a trailing 52-week period. Investors often compare the current price for a stock to its 52-week low in order to determine its recent performance as well to help gauge whether it has become overvalued or undervalued.
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But that may be changing, and it's probably no coincidence that the NASDAQ was hitting 52-week lows in late November.
com pink-slipped a third of its workforce and Medscape and Healtheon/WebMD stock traded at 52-week lows.
All of the members of this trio have registered new 52-week lows in today's trading as well as yesterday's.
This effort caused it to fall below key support at 10,370, and it now looks in the mood to test 52-week lows at 9740.
KSS reached a rare "new low" today, one of only two new 52-week lows on the New York Stock Exchange as of this writing.
With the stock approaching new 52-week lows, some downgrades could be in the offing, which would only spur more weakness in the equity.
Just three examples (as I write this 10/2/2002) that are trading near their 52-week lows are: Frontier Oil (NYSE:FTO) @ 12.
More than 20 companies of the Dow 30 are trading below their 52-week lows, and many of the rest are within 10% of that.
Shares of VIGN are near 52-week lows, and should move off these low levels as the company continues to close enterprise level customers.
NYSE: F-Free Report) fell to new 52-week lows in two consecutive trading sessions due to weak market conditions and the target price cuts by Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS-Free Report).
With the vast majority of emerging service providers trading near their 52-week lows as of late December 2000, and with many facing increasingly pressing funding crunches, the quarters to come will literally determine who survives and who must surrender," continues Tirres.
He notes that NYSE new 52-week lows are back in the danger zone, which means that the equity markets are particularly susceptible to bad news of any kind.