I am interested to know why would someone sell their stocks at 52 week lows?

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    The question as asked is opinion based. Generally at any point in time there are people who believe the stock will go down and want to exit and some who believe the stock will go up and want to buy. – Dheer Dec 13 '18 at 8:05
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    They might need the money and have no alternative. – TripeHound Dec 13 '18 at 8:10
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    The could be thinking that this will not be the next 52 week low, that is it will go lower. You are using an indicator of the past to predict the future, that does not always workout. – Pete B. Dec 13 '18 at 12:24
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    In late 2015, Bausch Health (formerly Valeant Pharmaceuticals) made a new 52 week low in the $120 area. 18 months or so later it made an all time low under $9. It now trades for about $24. Selling at the 52 week low of $120+ looks pretty smart today. – Bob Baerker Dec 13 '18 at 13:31
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    Today's 52-week low might be next year's 52-week high. – Nuclear Wang Dec 13 '18 at 15:25

My guess would be that they think next week will be the real 52 week low.

In all seriousness sentiment is a great component of any organized market as well as people making all sorts of emotionally based choices. Be it FOMO(fear of missing out) when things are going upwards, or doomsday sell-offs when there's a correction(heavy or not).

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