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Stocks Trading Near 52-Week Highs and Lows

Momentum trading strategies often involve the buying of stocks that are trading at or near their 52-week high in the expectation that the stock will continue to reach new highs. See study "52-Week High and Momentum Investing" cited below for evidence on the effectiveness of this trading strategy.

Contrarian trading strategies, on the other hand, can involve buying stocks at or near 52-week lows in anticipation that a bottom may be near, but this strategy can be quite risky, as such stocks tend to be highly volatile in either direction.

Short selling stocks at 52-week lows may be quite profitable, but is also dangerous, as stocks will frequently bounce higher after hitting 52-week lows, even if they are headed far lower in the longer term.

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S&P 100 Stocks Near 52-Week Highs

(As of market close 10/19/2018)
Ticker - Company Closing Price 52 Week Low 52 Week High Price Relative
to 52 Week Range
(0 to 100%)
AGN - Allergan Plc$189.53 $143.80$193.46 93%
DIS - Walt Disney Company$118.90 $97.80$118.90100%
EXC - Exelon Corporation$44.13 $35.98$44.62 95%
MRK - Merck & Co$72.35 $53.27$72.35100%
NEE - NextEra Energy$173.46 $145.29$175.17 95%
PFE - Pfizer Inc$44.50 $33.63$45.47 93%
UNH - UnitedHealth Group Inc.$265.30 $207.01$272.57 90%
VZ - Verizon Communications$54.90 $44.11$55.02 99%

S&P 100 Stocks Near 52-Week Lows

(As of market close 10/19/2018)
Ticker - Company Closing Price 52 Week Low 52 Week High Price Relative
to 52 Week Range
(0 to 100%)
ABBV - AbbVie Inc$87.97 $87.97$123.21 0%
AIG - American International Group$47.20 $47.20$65.13 0%
BK - Bank of New York Mellon Corporation$47.40 $47.40$58.42 0%
BLK - Blackrock Incorporated$401.65 $399.87$593.26 1%
CAT - Caterpillar Inc$131.32 $131.32$170.89 0%
DWDP - DowDuPont Inc$57.49 $57.49$77.02 0%
F - Ford Motor Co$ 8.50 $ 8.50$13.23 0%
FB - Facebook Inc$154.05 $151.38$217.50 5%
FDX - Fedex Corp$219.80 $214.45$274.32 10%
GD - General Dynamics Corp$190.26 $185.89$229.95 11%
GM - General Motors Company$31.20 $31.08$46.48 1%
HAL - Halliburton Co$37.54 $36.69$56.83 5%
IBM - International Business Machines Corporation$129.10 $129.10$169.12 0%
MET - Metlife Inc$43.84 $43.40$55.73 4%
MMM - 3M Company$199.85 $194.39$258.63 10%
SLB - Schlumberger Ltd$58.47 $58.43$79.79 0%

52-Week Highs and Lows, and Price Relative to 52-Week Range, of all S&P 100 Stocks

(As of market close 10/19/2018)
Ticker - Company Closing Price 52 Week Low 52 Week High Price Relative
to 52 Week Range
(0 to 100%)
AAPL - Apple Inc$219.31 $155.15$232.07 86%
ABBV - AbbVie Inc$87.97 $87.97$123.21 0%
ABT - Abbott Laboratories$67.59 $54.00$74.12 71%
ACN - Accenture Ltd$158.28 $138.91$174.19 58%
AGN - Allergan Plc$189.53 $143.80$193.46 93%
AIG - American International Group$47.20 $47.20$65.13 0%
ALL - Allstate Corporation$97.32 $90.06$104.91 51%
AMGN - Amgen Inc$201.80 $166.05$208.89 85%
AMZN - Amazon.Com Inc$1764.03 $966.30$2039.51 81%
AXP - American Express Co$106.73 $88.34$111.11 82%
BA - Boeing Co$356.26 $256.46$392.30 77%
BAC - Bank Of America Corp$28.32 $26.24$32.84 34%
BIIB - Biogen Inc$320.41 $257.52$383.83 55%
BK - Bank of New York Mellon Corporation$47.40 $47.40$58.42 0%
BKNG - Booking Holdings, Inc$1805.74 $1645.72$2206.09 32%
BLK - Blackrock Incorporated$401.65 $399.87$593.26 1%
BMY - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co$54.30 $50.53$68.98 23%
BRKB - Berkshire Hathaway Cl B$209.83 $181.06$223.76 70%
C - Citigroup$68.86 $65.46$80.08 25%
CAT - Caterpillar Inc$131.32 $131.32$170.89 0%
CELG - Celgene Corp$82.41 $74.69$122.37 20%
CHTR - Charter Communications$321.34 $261.04$387.50 53%
CL - Colgate-Palmolive Co$64.52 $61.65$77.50 20%
CMCSA - Comcast Corp Cl A$35.98 $30.59$42.99 48%
COF - Capital One Financial Cp$91.63 $86.00$105.71 31%
COP - ConocoPhillips$72.49 $49.16$79.89 80%
COST - Costco Wholesale Corp$229.67 $160.23$244.21 85%
CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc$45.34 $33.95$49.14 78%
CVS - CVS Health Corporation$74.18 $60.60$83.63 63%
CVX - Chevron Corp$118.14 $109.06$133.60 39%
DHR - Danaher Corp$100.39 $90.47$109.29 55%
DIS - Walt Disney Company$118.90 $97.80$118.90100%
DUK - Duke Energy Corp$82.75 $72.12$91.09 59%
DWDP - DowDuPont Inc$57.49 $57.49$77.02 0%
EMR - Emerson Electric Co$72.27 $59.02$78.52 71%
EXC - Exelon Corporation$44.13 $35.98$44.62 95%
F - Ford Motor Co$ 8.50 $ 8.50$13.23 0%
FB - Facebook Inc$154.05 $151.38$217.50 5%
FDX - Fedex Corp$219.80 $214.45$274.32 10%
FOX - Twenty-First Century Fox Incorporated$45.53 $24.43$49.34 89%
FOXA - Twenty-First Century Fox Incorporated$45.84 $24.97$49.79 88%
GD - General Dynamics Corp$190.26 $185.89$229.95 11%
GE - General Electric Co$12.56 $11.27$23.83 14%
GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc$73.27 $64.88$88.80 39%
GM - General Motors Company$31.20 $31.08$46.48 1%
GOOG - Alphabet Inc$1096.46 $968.45$1268.33 46%
GOOGL - Alphabet Inc Class A$1105.18 $985.54$1285.50 43%
GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc$226.96 $212.97$273.38 25%
HAL - Halliburton Co$37.54 $36.69$56.83 5%
HD - Home Depot Inc$179.85 $162.71$213.85 37%
HON - Honeywell International$153.47 $142.43$167.34 46%
IBM - International Business Machines Corporation$129.10 $129.10$169.12 0%
INTC - Intel Corp$44.00 $40.43$57.08 25%
JNJ - Johnson & Johnson$139.05 $119.40$148.14 71%
JPM - JPMorgan Chase and Co$107.91 $97.27$118.77 52%
KHC - Kraft Heinz Company$57.56 $53.82$81.92 16%
KMI - Kinder Morgan Inc$17.98 $14.81$19.63 69%
KO - Coca-Cola Co$46.33 $41.55$48.53 70%
LLY - Eli Lilly & Company$111.92 $74.21$115.46 93%
LMT - Lockheed Martin Corp$328.14 $294.78$361.00 53%
LOW - Lowes Companies Inc$99.59 $76.65$116.84 62%
MA - Mastercard Incorporated$203.06 $143.43$223.77 78%
MCD - McDonalds Corp$167.49 $148.27$178.36 66%
MDLZ - Mondelez International Inc$41.80 $37.57$45.87 53%
MDT - Medtronic PLC$93.94 $76.55$99.49 78%
MET - Metlife Inc$43.84 $43.40$55.73 4%
MMM - 3M Company$199.85 $194.39$258.63 10%
MO - Altria Group Inc$61.95 $54.52$73.90 42%
MRK - Merck & Co$72.35 $53.27$72.35100%
MS - Morgan Stanley$46.42 $43.43$58.91 22%
MSFT - Microsoft Corp$108.66 $78.63$115.61 84%
NEE - NextEra Energy$173.46 $145.29$175.17 95%
NFLX - Netflix Inc$332.67 $184.04$418.97 72%
NKE - Nike Inc Cl B$74.21 $53.06$85.55 70%
NVDA - NVIDIA Corporation$229.17 $186.18$289.36 47%
ORCL - Oracle Corp$47.59 $42.82$52.97 50%
OXY - Occidental Petro Cp$72.18 $62.96$86.48 43%
PEP - Pepsico Inc$110.29 $96.16$121.76 58%
PFE - Pfizer Inc$44.50 $33.63$45.47 93%
PG - Procter & Gamble Co$87.30 $70.94$92.48 78%
PM - Philip Morris International$88.83 $76.85$110.60 40%
PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc$84.78 $69.80$93.07 68%
QCOM - Qualcomm Inc$65.36 $49.75$75.09 66%
RTN - Raytheon Co$191.01 $179.58$228.13 26%
SBUX - Starbucks Corporation$58.66 $48.54$61.69 79%
SLB - Schlumberger Ltd$58.47 $58.43$79.79 0%
SO - Southern Company$45.07 $42.66$53.25 25%
SPG - Simon Property Group$174.77 $146.74$185.23 75%
T - AT&T Inc$32.87 $30.25$39.18 32%
TGT - Target Corporation$82.02 $54.16$89.26 83%
TXN - Texas Instruments Inc$98.26 $95.18$119.89 14%
UNH - UnitedHealth Group Inc.$265.30 $207.01$272.57 90%
UNP - Union Pacific Corp$148.70 $110.27$164.99 74%
UPS - United Parcel Service Inc$116.49 $101.66$134.09 49%
USB - US Bancorp$52.50 $48.86$58.11 41%
UTX - United Technologies Corp$128.68 $116.38$142.08 50%
V - Visa Inc$140.08 $107.43$150.79 78%
VZ - Verizon Communications$54.90 $44.11$55.02 99%
WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.$77.35 $59.70$80.27 87%
WFC - Wells Fargo & Company$52.89 $50.39$65.93 18%
WMT - Walmart Inc$97.15 $82.40$109.55 58%

Notes:

Stocks are deemed to be near their 52-week high (low) if they are within 3 percent of the high (low) or they achieved a new high (low) within the 5 most recent market days.

Price relative to 52-week range is calculated as [log(price)-log(low price)]/[log(high price)-log(low price)]*100%. Thus a stock with a current price of $4 with a 52-week high of $8 and a 52-week low of $2 will have price relative to range of 50%.

See George, Thomas J. and Chuan-Yang Hwang (2004). "The 52-Week High and Momentum Investing." The Journal of Finance. Volume LIX. Number 5. 2145-2176.