Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDP) is moving lower ahead of the market open as the stock is gapping down -2.75%. A recent bid puts the equity at $18.49.
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A gap is a space between prices that occurs when the price of a stock makes a move down or up when there is no trading happening in between.
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Recent Price History
Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDP)’s performance this year to date is 118.89%. The stock has performed -8.68% over the last seven days, 7.19% over the last thirty, and 5.21% over the last three months. Over the last six months, Hortonworks, Inc.’s stock has been 48.49% and 115.52% for the year.
The simple moving average is the most common method used to calculate the moving average of prices. Hortonworks, Inc.’s 20-Day Simple Moving Average is -3.28%. Extending back, their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is 4.92%, looking even further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average stands at 32.71%.
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