With more than half of the S&P 500 lower today, the index is once again looking to end the week in the red and with weak breadth. As a result of the consistent declines lately across the index, the net reading of the percentage of stocks at new 52-week highs versus lows is on pace to see the first negative reading since December 2nd.

Moving down through the spectrum of market caps, the readings on net new highs only get worse.  The S&P 400 which is comprised of mid-cap names has an even lower reading of -6.23% of net new highs today. That is the lowest since November 30th, and prior to that, you would have to go back to the record low readings of March 2020 to find the last time that there were as wide of a margin between the number of stocks hitting new lows versus new highs.

Moving down again to the small cap S&P 600, once again the reading only gets worse.  This index is seeing a double-digit negative reading.  With a net 11.13% at new 52-week lows, it is the weakest reading since March 23, 2020 and is in the 5th percentile of readings going back to the start of the data in 1995.  Click here to view Bespoke’s premium membership options.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email