Smart investors are constantly on the lookout for a bargain when it comes to stock picking. As of late, investors have been taking a second look at shares of Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:DEST). During recent trading, shares saw a move of -8.12% hitting a price of $2.15.
Let’s take a quick look at how the price of Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:DEST) is currently trading in comparison to some of its simple moving averages. At current levels, shares have been seen trading -4.27% away from the 20-day moving average. The stock has been recently separated from the 50-day moving average by -13.28%. Using a broader approach, the stock has been trading -44.26% off of the 200-day moving average. After the latest check-in, shares are -30.53% off of the 50 day high and 17.49% away from the 50 day low number.
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In terms of performance, shares of Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:DEST) are -24.30% since the start of 2016. Over the past week, shares are -7.73%. Moving out to look at the previous month performance, the stock is at 4.88%. For the quarter, performance is at -30.65%. During the past six months, Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:DEST)’s stock has been -51.25% and -16.99% for the last 12 months.
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