In the Seattle Times print edition (various days), there is a interesting micro chart in the business section which, for a 52 week stock price range, shows a circle on a range of "low to high". (I cannot seem to find an online example of this chart)... It's really a 0 to 100 percentile. The circle is the last price of the stock, and the range is the lowest to highest for the date range. At a glance you can get a sense of where the stock currently is along the date spectrum. I have recreated that concept below. Also thrown in is a sparkline. These viz make use of Tableau Table Calculations, of course.
This viz is set to 400x150 - nice and micro! - the concept could be quite useful for online media outlets. Download the workbook to study the solution. Enjoy!