Ericsson, Gilead Tumble Into Wednesday’s 52-Week Low Club

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October 12, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 52 equities making new 52-week lows in Wednesday’s session. On the NYSE, advancers led decliners by a slim margin and on the Nasdaq decliners led advancers by an equally slim margin.

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) dropped nearly 21% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.56 against a 52-week high of $10.58. Volume of about 51 million was approaching 14 times the daily average of around 4 million. The stock closed at $7.01 on Tuesday night. The Swedish network gear maker warned on revenues and earnings this morning.

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) dropped about 1.2% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $72.96 after closing at $73.82 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $111.11. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 10.6 million shares. The company had no specific news Wednesday.

Vodafone Group plc (NASDAQ: VOD) lost about 0.7% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $27.66 after closing Tuesday at $27.85. The 52-week high is $34.70. Volume of around 5 million was about 10% above the daily average of around 4.5 million shares traded. The company had no specific news Wednesday.

Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) lost nearly 1.3% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $44.00 after closing Tuesday at $44.56. The 52-week high is $66.55. Volume of around 3.8 million was about 40% below the daily average of about 6.4 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.