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The 52-week high is the highest price that a stock has reached in the past 52 weeks. This 52-week high is the highest price that investors were willing to pay for the stock over the past one year of trading. Stock investors note the 52-week high to give an idea of longer term stock performance. The 52-week high may also be a sign of the long term price resistance level of the stock. If the share price is near or reached a new 52-week high, it could be a turning point to either fall back from profit taking or to break through a new higher level. Also, the 52-week high offers a good indication of the individual stock performance compared to the overall trading of the broader stock market. If a stock is at or near its 52-week high and the general stock market index is not near its own 52-week high, that stock is said to be out-performing the market. Investors also note how many stocks are reaching their 52-week high as an indication of market trend.



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