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Stocks Trading Near 52-Week Highs and Lows

Momentum trading strategies often involve the buying of stocks that are trading 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 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 near 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 04/20/2018)
Ticker - Company Closing Price 52 Week Low 52 Week High Price Relative
to 52 Week Range
(0 to 100%)
APC - Anadarko Petroleum Corp$66.49 $40.52$66.49100%
AXP - American Express Co$100.79 $76.37$102.37 95%
COP - ConocoPhillips$65.79 $42.50$66.51 98%
COST - Costco Wholesale Corp$193.56 $150.44$198.91 90%
GD - General Dynamics Corp$223.11 $188.94$229.95 85%
LMT - Lockheed Martin Corp$351.99 $267.32$361.00 92%
MON - Monsanto Co$125.00 $115.00$125.70 94%
MSFT - Microsoft Corp$95.00 $66.40$96.77 95%
OXY - Occidental Petro Cp$76.47 $58.02$77.63 95%
RTN - Raytheon Co$227.35 $154.04$228.06 99%
V - Visa Inc$124.20 $91.15$126.32 95%

S&P 100 Stocks Near 52-Week Lows

(As of market close 04/20/2018)
Ticker - Company Closing Price 52 Week Low 52 Week High Price Relative
to 52 Week Range
(0 to 100%)
BMY - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co$51.17 $51.17$68.98 0%
CHTR - Charter Communications$310.94 $303.33$402.50 9%
CL - Colgate-Palmolive Co$67.52 $67.52$77.50 0%
CMCSA - Comcast Corp Cl A$33.21 $32.99$42.99 3%
MDLZ - Mondelez International Inc$40.11 $39.30$47.19 11%
MO - Altria Group Inc$57.23 $57.23$77.71 0%
PEP - Pepsico Inc$102.48 $102.48$121.76 0%
PG - Procter & Gamble Co$73.80 $73.80$94.40 0%
PM - Philip Morris International$84.27 $84.27$122.90 0%
SPG - Simon Property Group$147.25 $147.25$172.42 0%
USB - US Bancorp$50.43 $49.25$58.11 14%
WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.$63.92 $62.85$86.54 5%

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

(As of market close 04/20/2018)
Ticker - Company Closing Price 52 Week Low 52 Week High Price Relative
to 52 Week Range
(0 to 100%)
AAPL - Apple Inc$165.72 $142.27$181.72 62%
ABBV - AbbVie Inc$92.60 $63.82$123.21 57%
ABT - Abbott Laboratories$59.19 $42.98$63.62 82%
ACN - Accenture Ltd$152.41 $118.69$164.74 76%
AGN - Allergan Plc$158.51 $144.02$256.15 17%
AIG - American International Group$55.43 $53.12$66.06 20%
ALL - Allstate Corporation$98.31 $79.73$104.91 76%
AMGN - Amgen Inc$171.56 $153.02$198.00 44%
AMZN - Amazon.Com Inc$1527.49 $898.53$1598.39 92%
APC - Anadarko Petroleum Corp$66.49 $40.52$66.49100%
AXP - American Express Co$100.79 $76.37$102.37 95%
BA - Boeing Co$338.67 $177.40$364.64 90%
BAC - Bank Of America Corp$30.26 $22.23$32.84 79%
BIIB - Biogen Inc$263.02 $246.54$367.91 16%
BK - Bank of New York Mellon Corporation$55.42 $46.20$58.42 78%
BKNG - Booking Holdings, Inc$2131.37 $1645.72$2206.09 88%
BLK - Blackrock Incorporated$524.42 $378.06$593.26 73%
BMY - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co$51.17 $51.17$68.98 0%
BRKB - Berkshire Hathaway Cl B$200.13 $161.26$217.25 72%
C - Citigroup$70.00 $57.72$80.08 59%
CAT - Caterpillar Inc$153.25 $94.32$170.89 82%
CELG - Celgene Corp$88.95 $84.98$146.52 8%
CHTR - Charter Communications$310.94 $303.33$402.50 9%
CL - Colgate-Palmolive Co$67.52 $67.52$77.50 0%
CMCSA - Comcast Corp Cl A$33.21 $32.99$42.99 3%
COF - Capital One Financial Cp$97.98 $76.92$105.71 76%
COP - ConocoPhillips$65.79 $42.50$66.51 98%
COST - Costco Wholesale Corp$193.56 $150.44$198.91 90%
CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc$44.09 $30.37$45.55 92%
CVS - CVS Health Corporation$65.12 $60.60$83.63 22%
CVX - Chevron Corp$122.31 $103.04$133.60 66%
DIS - Walt Disney Company$100.24 $96.93$115.84 19%
DVN - Devon Energy Corp$35.40 $29.54$44.81 43%
DWDP - DowDuPont Inc$66.04 $60.20$77.02 38%
EMR - Emerson Electric Co$70.20 $57.44$74.05 79%
EXC - Exelon Corporation$38.60 $33.50$42.39 60%
F - Ford Motor Co$10.82 $10.24$13.23 22%
FB - Facebook Inc$166.28 $143.68$193.09 49%
FDX - Fedex Corp$247.12 $185.28$274.32 73%
FOX - Twenty-First Century Fox Incorporated$36.18 $24.43$38.40 87%
FOXA - Twenty-First Century Fox Incorporated$36.68 $24.97$38.81 87%
GD - General Dynamics Corp$223.11 $188.94$229.95 85%
GE - General Electric Co$14.54 $12.83$29.55 15%
GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc$73.70 $64.12$88.80 43%
GM - General Motors Company$37.61 $32.42$46.48 41%
GOOG - Alphabet Inc$1072.96 $843.19$1175.84 72%
GOOGL - Alphabet Inc Class A$1077.32 $858.95$1187.56 70%
GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc$251.96 $211.26$273.38 68%
HAL - Halliburton Co$51.96 $38.66$56.83 77%
HD - Home Depot Inc$177.01 $144.58$207.23 56%
HON - Honeywell International$150.57 $127.08$164.99 65%
IBM - International Business Machines Corporation$144.90 $139.70$169.12 19%
INTC - Intel Corp$51.53 $33.46$53.61 92%
JNJ - Johnson & Johnson$126.66 $121.76$148.14 20%
JPM - JPMorgan Chase and Co$111.47 $82.15$118.77 83%
KMI - Kinder Morgan Inc$16.47 $14.81$20.92 31%
KO - Coca-Cola Co$43.74 $42.33$48.53 24%
LLY - Eli Lilly & Company$79.06 $74.21$87.89 37%
LMT - Lockheed Martin Corp$351.99 $267.32$361.00 92%
LOW - Lowes Companies Inc$83.62 $72.56$107.40 36%
MA - Mastercard Incorporated$177.08 $114.27$183.24 93%
MCD - McDonalds Corp$158.77 $133.41$178.36 60%
MDLZ - Mondelez International Inc$40.11 $39.30$47.19 11%
MDT - Medtronic PLC$79.90 $76.55$89.30 28%
MET - Metlife Inc$47.49 $44.08$55.73 32%
MMM - 3M Company$217.75 $191.50$258.63 43%
MO - Altria Group Inc$57.23 $57.23$77.71 0%
MON - Monsanto Co$125.00 $115.00$125.70 94%
MRK - Merck & Co$58.83 $53.27$66.16 46%
MS - Morgan Stanley$54.46 $40.97$58.91 78%
MSFT - Microsoft Corp$95.00 $66.40$96.77 95%
NKE - Nike Inc Cl B$66.09 $50.83$69.65 83%
NSC - Norfolk Southern Corp$136.75 $112.12$154.34 62%
ORCL - Oracle Corp$46.23 $44.17$52.97 25%
OXY - Occidental Petro Cp$76.47 $58.02$77.63 95%
PEP - Pepsico Inc$102.48 $102.48$121.76 0%
PFE - Pfizer Inc$36.63 $31.75$39.02 69%
PG - Procter & Gamble Co$73.80 $73.80$94.40 0%
PM - Philip Morris International$84.27 $84.27$122.90 0%
PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc$78.73 $43.81$85.45 88%
QCOM - Qualcomm Inc$51.44 $49.64$68.91 11%
RTN - Raytheon Co$227.35 $154.04$228.06 99%
SBUX - Starbucks Corporation$58.00 $52.70$64.57 47%
SLB - Schlumberger Ltd$69.23 $61.31$79.79 46%
SO - Southern Company$45.22 $42.92$53.25 24%
SPG - Simon Property Group$147.25 $147.25$172.42 0%
T - AT&T Inc$34.67 $32.86$40.44 26%
TGT - Target Corporation$70.32 $50.18$78.58 75%
TWX - Time Warner Inc$96.24 $87.05$103.64 58%
TXN - Texas Instruments Inc$99.96 $76.41$119.89 60%
UNH - UnitedHealth Group Inc.$235.06 $168.12$248.47 86%
UNP - Union Pacific Corp$135.66 $101.40$141.97 86%
UPS - United Parcel Service Inc$108.55 $101.66$134.09 24%
USB - US Bancorp$50.43 $49.25$58.11 14%
UTX - United Technologies Corp$123.08 $109.55$138.32 50%
V - Visa Inc$124.20 $91.15$126.32 95%
VZ - Verizon Communications$47.90 $42.89$54.72 45%
WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.$63.92 $62.85$86.54 5%
WFC - Wells Fargo & Company$52.56 $49.58$65.93 20%
WMT - Walmart Inc$86.98 $73.23$109.55 43%

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.