For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – April 17, 2018 - Stocks in this week’s article include: US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD - Free Report) , Medifast, Inc. (MED - Free Report) , The Marcus Corporation (MCS - Free Report) , Acushnet Holdings Corp. (GOLF - Free Report) and Dine Brands Global, Inc. (DIN - Free Report) .
Screen of the Week of Zacks Investment Research:
Market Volatility Not a Worry with These 5 Low-Beta Stocks
Successful investors never follow the crowd blindly for selecting lucrative stocks. Instead they do their own research intensively. The crowd generally believes that risky stocks can only reward investors with handsome returns. However, the strategy works only when the market is bullish.
We have created a strategy which clearly shows securities with lower risks could also fetch investors with impressive returns if certain parameters are considered.
Meaning of Beta
Beta measures the volatility or risks to a security relative to the market (we are considering the S&P 500 here). That is, beta measures the extent to which the price of a stock moves with respect to the market.
If the beta is equal to 1 it means that the stock is as volatile as the market. So, a stock is relatively more volatile if it has beta greater than 1 and less volatile if beta is less than 1.
For example, if the beta is 1.8 then the stock will witness 80% more movement than the market. Hence, we can say that if the market goes up, the stock will outperform by 80%. Conversely, if the market plunges, the stock will lose much more value than the market.
And that's what we're screening for today…
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