Exxon, Target Dip into Thursday’s 52-Week Low Club

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March 9, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 139 equities making new 52-week lows in Thursday’s session. On the NYSE, decliners led advancers by more than 2 to 1 and on the Nasdaq decliners led advancers by about 4 to 3.

Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) on Thursday matched a 52-week low of $2.49 posted on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $5.75. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 25.8 million shares. The company had no specific news Thursday but is on its way to posting a gain of more than 5% for the day.

Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) dropped about 0.9% Thursday, to post a new 52-week low of $4.61 after closing at $4.65 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.77. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 25.8 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) also dropped about 0.9% Thursday, to post a new 52-week low of $80.31 after closing at $81.03 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $95.55. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 12 million shares. The energy giant acquired a stake in a massive Mozambique offshore gas field but was hurt by another sharp drop in crude oil prices.

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) dropped about 1.1% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $54.42 after closing Wednesday at $55.02. Volume of more than 8 million shares was about 15% above the daily average of around 6.8 million. The company declared a dividend of $0.60 per share for the second quarter.