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What is a 52-Week High? How to calculate them?

How to calculate them?

In the share market, a 52-week high points out the highest amount of price for which a stock has been traded all through the previous year. The current value of a stock is largely resolute by analyzing the 52-week high and it also assists in precisely forecasting the direction in which the price of the stock would move in the near future.


For Example: NSE Index 52 Week High

Index Current Open High Low Prev.Close 52w High
NIFTY 50 10,614.35 10,579.00 10,648.70 10,558.45 10,633.30 11,171.55
NIFTY NEXT 50 29,343.35 29,249.60 29,468.75 29,211.35 29,428.75 31,990.80
NIFTY 100 10,961.60 10,925.55 10,925.55 10,910.85 10,983.30 11,552.80
NIFTY 200 5,728.55 5,707.50 5,745.90 5,700.20 5,738.80 6,078.75
NIFTY 500 9,255.00 9,220.80 9,283.55 9,209.85 9,270.60 9,895.00
NIFTY MIDCAP 50 5,041.70 5,007.55 5,051.65 5,001.35 5,047.35 5,722.50
NIFTY MIDCAP 100 18,975.30 18,853.95 19,023.75 18,824.10 18,985.05 21,840.85
NIFTY SMLCAP 100 7,907.15 7,873.95 7,955.95 7,861.20 7,929.80 9,656.55
INDIA VIX 13.2625 13.07 13.85 12.1825 13.07 24.035

What occurs when the Stock Approaches 52 Week Highs?

Whenever the price of the stock moves near towards its 52-week high amount, people who are investing in that picky stock have a high level of concern in the said stock.

A large number of investors pursue a fixed strategy which engages buying the stock as soon as its price moves above the value of the 52-week high.

They mostly do this due to the fact that if the price of a picky stock is moving above the 52-week high value in the financial market.

There is a very high prospect that the price will continue to move in the same direction, which can then be effortlessly made positive for the concerned investor or trader.

Another effective approach preferred by investors is as follows:

The investors presume that the price of the stock obtain the value of the 52-week high, the price is going to drop and thus they are selling their stocks as soon as possible.

In order to adopt this approach and come to this solution, a large number of technical analysis is carried out to balance and add to the fundamental analysis. This guarantees that the decision that has been taken is tremendously precise and there is no place for error.

NSE Stock derivatives

Symbol Open High Low LTP 52w
M&M 879 901 875.05 894.5 901
BAJFINANCE 2,063.30 2,130.00 2,056.25 2,130.00 2,177.90
COALINDIA 281 292.5 277.65 288.75 316.95
YESBANK 335.75 344 332.65 343.9 382.9
BAJAJFINSV 5,848.65 5,995.30 5,815.00 5,973.00 6,121.00
KOTAKBANK 1,276.85 1,308.40 1,270.30 1,302.15 1,309.70
HINDUNILVR 1,569.50 1594.80 1,557.00 1,592.00 1,619.40
POWERGRID 207 211.95 207 209.5 226.6
ZEEL 560 563.9 553.3 563.35 619
TECHM 678 691.25 678 685.05 729.5
SBIN 260.5 268 259.95 266.95 351.3
HDFCBANK 2,019.70 2,053.00 2,016.30 2,050.50 2,065.00
TATASTEEL 568.05 581.5 567.55 580 748.11
INDUSINDBK 1,868.70 1,892.20 1,858.20 1,890.35 1,951.50
HCLTECH 907 911.8 897.6 910.5 1,108.00
IBULHSGFIN 1,206.00 1,238.90 1,202.45 1,225.35 1,440.00

A close watch

According to exchanges such as the National Stock Exchange; this 52-week high, when combined with the 52-week low; chooses the entire breadth of the market in which trading of equity shares, stocks and other financial instruments takes place. In order to avoid major problems, traders are expected to keep a close watch on the calculation of both 52-week highs and lows.

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