The 52-week high and the 52-week low tell you the highest and lowest prices that one share of a stock fetched in the previous year’s worth of trading. Combined with current share prices and other data, 52-week highs and lows offer clues as to what direction the price is heading.
Knowing the 52-week high and low of a stock gives you a sense of how volatile the stock is. Volatility is essentially the stock’s susceptibility to wide swings in price. For example, a stock that has a 52-week high of $26 and a 52-week low of $23 shows relatively little volatility, as the price hasn’t moved more than about 10 percent. On the other hand, a stock with a 52-week high of $26 and a low of $13 has high volatility, with price swings of as much as 100 percent. Volatility can be both good and bad. You can make a lot of money fairly quickly on a volatile stock–but you can lose a lot of money on it just as quickly.
The stock’s current price in relation to the 52-week high and the 52-week low also suggests the stock’s trend line–where the price is going. If the price is squarely in the middle, it’s more likely that the stock is at a stable price point. If it’s near the 52-week high, that could suggest that the price is on an upswing–or that a sharp drop might be looming. A price near the 52-week low says the opposite: The stock may be a dog on its way down, or it may be a good value.
NGL Energy Partners LP(NYSE:NGL) stock traded at 52 weeks low level. It decreased -4.00% to the closing price of $2.64. The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of -8.65%, which was maintained for the month at -36.69%. Likewise, the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -46.12% and for the year was -56.00%, while the YTD performance remained at -56.44%.
Shares of Time Warner Inc(NYSE:TWX) traded at a 52 weeks low level during last trading session. The stock fell -2.25% to the closing price of $26.54. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 2.86% which for the week stands at 2.70%. Its fifty two weeks range was $26.41 – $39.89. The total market capitalization remained at $4.90 B. This stock is ahead of its 52-week low with 0.49%.
Knowles Corp(NYSE:KN) stock reached a 1-year low price of $104.95. The stock has fell -2.18%, reaching at $89.04 after hovering between $88.58 and $90.40. This stock is ahead of its 52-week low with -0.03%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 2.00% which for the week stands at 2.00%. The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of -4.74%, which was maintained for the month at -9.50%. Likewise, the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -3.65% and for the year was -9.15%, while the YTD performance remained at -9.12%.