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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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During the first half-hour of trading on Wednesday, the following stocks set new 52-week lows:
Call spreads in Marathon Pete with shares at 52-week lows. The stock off 2.6% to $45.87 and 25K Oct 52.5 - 57.5 call spreads bought for 95c.
On a generally mixed day for the newspaper sector, two other companies also scraped new 52-week lows.
But that may be changing, and it's probably no coincidence that the NASDAQ was hitting 52-week lows in late November.
site Dr.Koop.com pink-slipped a third of its workforce and Medscape and Healtheon/WebMD stock traded at 52-week lows.
The number of shares at new 52-week lows on the NYSE rose to 1,200 near the end of last year.
On Thursday morning, 84 companies hit new 52-week lows.
It then rallied to 52-week highs of almost $30 by early-July, before losing two-thirds of its market cap and falling to 52-week lows of $9.88 in late-December.
Four newspaper companies hit new 52-week lows Thursday as the industry's stock slump generally outpaced even the Dow Jones Industrial Average sell-off of more than 3%.
Wednesday morning saw 100 companies set new 52-week lows.
The HYG iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF hit highs near 86.24 earlier, compared to 52-week lows of 79.55.
Three companies hit new 52-week lows, and Lee Enterprises (NYSE: LEE) closed at its previous 52-week bottom of $7.26, ending the day off 23 cents, or 2.94%.