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Chicago, IL – August 10, 2023 – Stocks in this week’s article are Group Ltd. (TCOM - Free Report) , Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (RDY - Free Report) , Sterling Check Corp. (STER - Free Report) and MINISO Group Holding Ltd. (MNSO - Free Report) .

Buy These 4 Low-Beta Stocks to Counter the Choppy Market

Investors are now concerned with several events dampening the ebullient market's mood. Among them, the recent development of downgrading the credit ratings of several small to mid-sized U.S. banks by Moody's is alarming. Thus, investors are demanding portfolio protection from expected wild market swings. Hence, creating a portfolio of low-beta stocks is paramount since the securities will deliver healthy returns and shield against choppy market conditions.

In this regard, stocks like Group Ltd., Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., Sterling Check Corp. and MINISO Group Holding Ltd. are worth betting on.

Understanding Beta

Beta measures the volatility or risk of a particular asset compared to the market. In other words, beta measures the extent of a security’s price movement relative to the market. In this article, we are considering the S&P 500 as the market.

If a stock has a beta of 1, then the price of the stock will move with the market. So, the stock is more volatile than the market if its beta is more than 1. In the same way, the stock is not as volatile as the market if its beta is less than 1.

For example, if the market offers a return of 20%, a stock with a beta of 3 will return 60%, which is overwhelming. Similarly, when the market slips 20%, the stock will sink 60%, which is devastating.

Here are four stocks among 11 that qualified for the screening: Group Limited is well known for providing global travel services. Owing to the relaxation of travel restrictions, the global travel industry is recovering, which in turn is aiding TCOM.

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has global operations in 74 countries. Analysts are bullish on RDY as its North American generic business and its emerging markets' generic operations will likely continue to thrive.

MINISO Group Holding is a leading retailer and wholesaler of lifestyle products. MINISO Group believes that in 2023, it will be able to open more than 250-350 stores (its original goal) in China. This could be possible, thanks to a bullish business outlook from its retail partners.

The background and identity screening space is growing rapidly, creating opportunities for Sterling Check. STER has been working on its key focus areas this year, like generating organic revenues with cost structure optimizations. 

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