For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – September 7, 2018 - Stocks in this week’s article include: Michael Kors Holdings Limited , lululemon athletica inc. (LULU - Free Report) , Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN - Free Report) , Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc. (BHBK - Free Report) and US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL - Free Report) .
Screen of the Week of Zacks Investment Research:
Sail Through Market Volatility with These 5 Low-Beta Stocks
Smart investors always conduct intensive research before deciding on a particular stock or portfolio. They never follow the herd and don’t believe in the rule that risky stocks can only generate lucrative returns.
With thorough research we have generated a strategy that claims that less-risky securities or portfolios can also generate handsome returns.
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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