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Stocks Trading Near 52-Week Highs and Lows in the S&P 100

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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. The study cited below provides some evidence for the effectiveness of this 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.

S&P 100 Stocks Near 52-Week Highs

(As of market close 01/31/2014)
Ticker - Company Closing Price 52 Week Low 52 Week High Price Relative
to 52 Week Range
(0 to 100%)
BAC - Bank Of America Corp$16.75 $11.03$17.15 95%
CMCSA - Comcast Corp Cl A$54.45 $38.19$54.45100%
DOW - Dow Chemical Co$45.51 $30.18$45.93 98%
FB - Facebook, Inc.$62.57 $22.90$62.57100%
GD - General Dynamics Corp$101.31 $64.57$101.55 99%
GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc$80.65 $39.59$82.18 97%
GOOG - Google$1180.97 $759.02$1180.97100%
HON - Honeywell International$91.23 $68.56$91.70 98%
MRK - Merck & Co$52.97 $40.85$53.51 96%
MSFT - Microsoft Corp$37.84 $27.34$38.94 92%
NSC - Norfolk Southern Corp$92.59 $68.62$93.66 96%
QCOM - Qualcomm Inc$74.22 $59.39$75.87 91%
RTN - Raytheon Co$95.07 $52.67$95.07100%
UNP - Union Pacific Corp$174.24 $131.99$176.23 96%
UTX - United Technologies Corp$114.02 $88.37$116.12 93%
WFC - Wells Fargo & Company$45.34 $34.66$46.67 90%

S&P 100 Stocks Near 52-Week Lows

(As of market close 01/31/2014)
Ticker - Company Closing Price 52 Week Low 52 Week High Price Relative
to 52 Week Range
(0 to 100%)
CVX - Chevron Corp$111.63 $111.63$127.76 0%
IBM - International Business Machines Corporation$176.68 $172.80$215.80 10%
KO - Coca-Cola Co$37.82 $36.84$43.09 17%
MCD - McDonalds Corp$94.17 $93.15$103.59 10%
PG - Procter & Gamble Co$76.62 $75.25$85.41 14%
PM - Philip Morris International$78.14 $78.14$96.44 0%
SO - Southern Company The$41.24 $40.12$48.65 14%
T - AT&T Inc$33.32 $33.11$39.00 4%
TGT - Target Corporation$56.64 $56.64$73.32 0%

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

(As of market close 01/31/2014)
Ticker - Company Closing Price 52 Week Low 52 Week High Price Relative
to 52 Week Range
(0 to 100%)
AAPL - Apple Inc$500.60 $390.53$570.09 66%
ABBV - AbbVie Inc$49.23 $35.27$54.32 77%
ABT - Abbott Laboratories$36.66 $32.93$39.57 58%
ACN - Accenture Ltd$79.88 $70.28$85.40 66%
AEP - American Electric Power$48.81 $41.92$51.43 74%
AIG - American International Group$47.96 $37.06$52.30 75%
ALL - Allstate Corporation$51.20 $43.93$54.71 70%
AMGN - Amgen Inc$118.95 $83.61$124.37 89%
AMZN - Amazon.Com Inc$358.69 $248.23$407.05 74%
APA - Apache Corp$80.26 $68.84$94.42 49%
APC - Anadarko Petroleum Corp$80.69 $78.22$97.76 14%
AXP - American Express Co$85.02 $59.41$91.13 84%
BA - Boeing Co$125.26 $74.65$144.37 78%
BAC - Bank Of America Corp$16.75 $11.03$17.15 95%
BAX - Baxter International Inc$68.30 $63.89$74.43 44%
BK - The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation$31.96 $26.70$34.96 67%
BMY - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co$49.97 $36.12$56.18 73%
BRKB - Berkshire Hathaway Cl B$111.60 $96.51$118.94 70%
C - Citigroup$47.43 $41.15$55.20 48%
CAT - Caterpillar Inc$93.91 $80.43$99.49 73%
CL - Colgate-Palmolive Co$61.23 $53.95$66.26 62%
CMCSA - Comcast Corp Cl A$54.45 $38.19$54.45100%
COF - Capital One Financial Cp$70.61 $50.80$78.02 77%
COP - ConocoPhillips$64.95 $56.81$74.34 50%
COST - Costco Wholesale Corp$112.36 $99.45$125.43 53%
CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc$21.91 $20.24$26.38 30%
CVS - Cvs Caremark Corp$67.72 $50.53$71.58 84%
CVX - Chevron Corp$111.63 $111.63$127.76 0%
DD - E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co$61.01 $46.43$64.97 81%
DIS - The Walt Disney Company$72.61 $53.59$76.40 86%
DOW - Dow Chemical Co$45.51 $30.18$45.93 98%
DVN - Devon Energy Corp$59.22 $51.44$65.52 58%
EBAY - Ebay Inc$53.20 $48.76$57.78 51%
EMC - Emc Corp$24.24 $21.50$27.04 52%
EMR - Emerson Electric Co$65.94 $53.32$70.26 77%
EXC - Exelon Corporation$29.00 $26.62$37.78 24%
F - Ford Motor Co$14.96 $12.13$17.76 55%
FB - Facebook, Inc.$62.57 $22.90$62.57100%
FCX - Freeport Mcmoran C&G B$32.41 $26.82$37.74 55%
FDX - Fedex Corp$133.32 $91.87$143.77 83%
GD - General Dynamics Corp$101.31 $64.57$101.55 99%
GE - General Electric Co$25.13 $21.35$28.03 60%
GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc$80.65 $39.59$82.18 97%
GM - General Motors Company$36.08 $26.33$41.53 69%
GOOG - Google$1180.97 $759.02$1180.97100%
GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc$164.12 $138.60$179.37 66%
HAL - Halliburton Co$49.01 $37.21$56.26 67%
HD - Home Depot Inc$76.85 $63.92$82.34 73%
HON - Honeywell International$91.23 $68.56$91.70 98%
HPQ - Hewlett-Packard Co$29.00 $16.18$29.90 95%
IBM - International Business Machines Corporation$176.68 $172.80$215.80 10%
INTC - Intel Corp$24.54 $20.23$26.67 70%
JNJ - Johnson & Johnson$88.47 $74.11$95.63 69%
JPM - JPMorgan Chase and Co$55.36 $46.64$59.49 70%
KO - Coca-Cola Co$37.82 $36.84$43.09 17%
LLY - Eli Lilly & Company$54.01 $47.65$58.33 62%
LMT - Lockheed Martin Corp$150.91 $86.70$156.65 94%
LOW - Lowe's Companies Inc$46.29 $35.86$51.95 69%
MA - MasterCard Inc$75.68 $50.97$84.36 78%
MCD - McDonalds Corp$94.17 $93.15$103.59 10%
MDLZ - Mondelez International Inc$32.76 $26.49$35.80 71%
MDT - Medtronic Inc$56.56 $43.88$60.84 78%
MET - Metlife Inc$49.05 $34.64$54.55 77%
MMM - 3M Company$128.19 $100.77$140.25 73%
MO - Altria Group Inc$35.22 $33.46$38.57 36%
MON - Monsanto Co$106.55 $94.81$116.55 57%
MRK - Merck & Co$52.97 $40.85$53.51 96%
MS - Morgan Stanley$29.51 $20.31$33.40 75%
MSFT - Microsoft Corp$37.84 $27.34$38.94 92%
NKE - Nike Inc Cl B$72.85 $53.49$79.86 77%
NOV - National Oilwell Varco Inc$75.01 $64.14$84.30 57%
NSC - Norfolk Southern Corp$92.59 $68.62$93.66 96%
NWSA - News Corporation$15.96 $14.67$18.02 41%
ORCL - Oracle Corporation$36.90 $29.96$38.41 84%
OXY - Occidental Petro Cp$87.57 $78.01$99.37 48%
PEP - Pepsico Inc$80.36 $71.50$86.80 60%
PFE - Pfizer Inc$30.40 $26.84$32.20 68%
PG - Procter & Gamble Co$76.62 $75.25$85.41 14%
PM - Philip Morris International$78.14 $78.14$96.44 0%
QCOM - Qualcomm Inc$74.22 $59.39$75.87 91%
RTN - Raytheon Co$95.07 $52.67$95.07100%
SBUX - Starbucks Corporation$71.12 $53.21$81.99 67%
SLB - Schlumberger Ltd$87.57 $69.95$94.46 75%
SO - Southern Company The$41.24 $40.12$48.65 14%
SPG - Simon Property Group$154.84 $142.54$180.34 35%
T - AT&T Inc$33.32 $33.11$39.00 4%
TGT - Target Corporation$56.64 $56.64$73.32 0%
TWX - Time Warner Inc$62.83 $49.96$70.31 67%
TXN - Texas Instruments Inc$42.40 $32.48$44.61 84%
UNH - UnitedHealth Group Inc.$72.28 $53.05$76.51 84%
UNP - Union Pacific Corp$174.24 $131.99$176.23 96%
UPS - United Parcel Service B$95.23 $79.91$105.08 64%
USB - US Bancorp$39.73 $32.27$41.58 82%
UTX - United Technologies Corp$114.02 $88.37$116.12 93%
V - Visa Inc$215.43 $154.77$232.99 81%
VZ - Verizon Communications$48.02 $44.32$53.91 41%
WAG - Walgreen Co$57.35 $39.96$61.14 85%
WFC - Wells Fargo & Company$45.34 $34.66$46.67 90%
WMT - Wal-Mart Stores Inc$74.68 $69.17$81.21 48%

Notes:

Stocks are deemed to be near their 52-week high (low) if they are within 3% 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.