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S&P 500 Stocks With a History of Frequent Large Gaps [Premium Articles]

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The share price of Meta Platforms, Inc. (META) jumped 23.3% on February 2, 2023. This stock has seen significant gaps since its IPO, both up and down, but it does not rank among the top 20 stocks with the most gaps since 2012.

In this article, “large gaps” are defined as follows:

Up gap: The day’s low is 10% above the previous day’s high.
Down gap: The day’s high is 10% below the previous day’s low.

Based on the preceding definitions, the following chart depicts significant gaps in META since 2012:


In total, there have been 12 major gaps in Meta stocks—7 up and 5 down. The list of stocks with 20 or more gaps since 2012 does not even include META. According to the aforementioned definition, TSLA, for instance, has had 39 gaps, 24 up and 15 down, yet it is ranked second.

The list of stocks with 20 or more gaps since 2012, together with their average gain or loss, is shown below.

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