Low Volatility Stocks

It can seem counterintuitive to many investors, but stocks that are less volatile than their counterparts have historically produced comparable or better returns. This means that on a risk-adjusted basis, low volatility stocks have been superior investments. We measure low volatility in two ways. The standard deviation measures the volatility of each stocks on a standalone basis. Beta also accounts for a stock’s correlation with other stocks. The combined score uses both metrics.

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Stocks With Highest Low Volatility Factor Exposure

Ticker Price Market Cap
($mil)
AEP $82.52 $40,896
VZ $54.79 $226,721
CLX $222.16 $27,977
CMS $60.30 $17,259
EE $67.37 $2,748
HSY $129.86 $27,012
XEL $64.10 $33,663
WMT $119.21 $337,597
CHD $78.29 $19,251
CTXS $150.06 $18,525
ED $73.81 $24,660
TR $34.37 $2,298
PSA $199.36 $34,847
SJM $105.02 $11,984
EXR $97.25 $12,554
NAC $14.22 $2,058
BCE $41.59 $37,544
NEA $13.97 $3,892
NEE $246.40 $120,600
ORAN $12.04 $32,394
EQC $32.68 $3,971
WEC $90.17 $28,443
ADSW $30.15 $2,719
BTT $23.74 $1,674
NRK $12.91 $1,126
NGG $58.16 $41,111
AGR $43.11 $13,321
WCN $92.39 $24,246
DEA $23.42 $1,759
CUBE $28.58 $5,533
DUK $81.84 $60,140
TFSL $14.04 $3,933
AWK $131.06 $23,725
MRK $78.78 $198,849
FLO $22.20 $4,697
NVS $87.57 $216,628
AEE $73.23 $18,080
CHL $34.91 $143,978
WTM $897.34 $2,786
UN $54.13 $144,056
UL $55.67 $144,056
NVO $66.36 $120,343
PNW $76.03 $8,553
HE $36.12 $3,942
LNT $49.42 $12,330
MKC $181.61 $24,196
CAJ $19.71 $26,127
ROL $43.06 $14,114
PG $120.88 $299,256
KMB $143.20 $48,766
LLY $163.87 $156,734
KO $44.88 $192,755
ATO $101.18 $12,375
CL $73.28 $62,766
NHC $63.46 $975
PEG $50.11 $25,337
PEP $132.85 $184,329
TM $126.39 $205,782
ALX $243.68 $1,245
ATR $114.97 $7,380
IDA $89.58 $4,520
D $82.69 $69,420
NI $23.36 $8,942
RCI $40.58 $20,639
DEO $137.20 $79,908
HSBC $24.26 $98,818
RSG $81.23 $25,856
SNY $51.62 $129,950
SAFT $74.93 $1,147
DG $189.48 $47,696
NEU $403.88 $4,418
MDLZ $51.49 $73,500
COR $124.38 $4,714
CFFN $10.65 $1,507
ES $84.67 $29,003
RELX $23.37 $45,075
CCI $170.72 $71,148
ICE $92.26 $50,487
LSI $98.40 $4,616
SR $67.17 $3,441
TRI $67.48 $33,454
SBAC $300.58 $33,552
QGEN $42.51 $9,813
TMUS $106.01 $147,666
EQIX $718.41 $63,590
AMT $264.21 $117,126
WIT $3.36 $16,906
DLR $148.59 $39,869
ELS $64.29 $11,710
CHRW $79.18 $10,658
ETJ $9.62 $614
POR $42.71 $3,822
EIG $29.40 $893
MO $39.40 $73,220
SJR $16.56 $8,540
AZN $53.80 $140,633
SLGN $32.83 $3,640
FE $39.92 $21,627
UTL $46.13 $690
WSO $179.69 $6,885
PGR $79.23 $46,373
COST $305.74 $134,992
EXPO $82.29 $4,242
JKHY $184.51 $14,136
BLL $71.81 $23,410
CHKP $108.59 $15,224
PFE $34.51 $191,697
SO $52.79 $55,744
K $66.31 $22,722
GIS $61.48 $37,265
JNJ $140.97 $371,399
CPB $49.32 $14,903
SUI $140.65 $13,824
ADC $66.99 $3,607
ATRI $648.04 $1,190
GSK $41.22 $103,208
LANC $157.55 $4,335
HR $29.59 $3,993
ETR $96.86 $19,388
RNR $171.98 $8,596
RLI $80.04 $3,596
EXC $37.48 $36,521
WMK $49.01 $1,318
CCU $15.38 $2,866
DOX $60.02 $8,013
BRO $40.85 $11,577
SNN $39.42 $17,295
CME $165.27 $59,263
VRSK $173.11 $28,089
TRNO $54.18 $3,668
POST $87.29 $5,951
AMH $27.54 $8,294
PINC $33.35 $4,062
TU $16.70 $21,128
OGS $77.35 $4,089
CABO $1,773.26 $10,670
HLI $56.58 $3,865
MDT $93.16 $124,955
HTA $26.66 $5,825
NWBI $9.71 $1,239
UDR $38.57 $11,374
AMSF $59.96 $1,157
T $30.08 $214,320
NWE $55.31 $2,797
ALE $55.94 $2,897
PSO $7.23 $5,395
RDY $52.88 $8,614
WM $104.97 $44,300
OGE $30.63 $6,131
SWX $68.46 $3,774
PSB $133.23 $3,661
EQR $60.59 $22,547
HTLD $20.75 $1,688
SKM $20.55 $15,121
GGG $48.51 $8,082
JBSS $84.43 $974
ANAT $68.97 $1,854
BKH $58.54 $3,673
BMY $59.14 $133,816
DTE $109.97 $21,182
NFG $41.28 $3,754
MCD $183.52 $136,457
DRE $36.26 $13,358
EBF $16.87 $440
CWT $48.35 $2,355
CPK $85.57 $1,406
CHCO $62.30 $1,006
AJG $97.34 $18,458
SCI $39.23 $6,989
KR $33.50 $26,061
LXP $10.82 $2,989
MAA $117.53 $13,440
ESS $237.05 $15,507
EXPD $77.15 $12,840
OTEX $42.97 $11,688
NEM $60.96 $48,926
NICE $188.46 $11,774
TTC $66.82 $7,161
TYL $355.22 $14,124
AKAM $113.12 $18,356
NNI $53.55 $2,098
AIZ $100.50 $5,995
CHE $467.36 $7,419
CBZ $23.88 $1,302
FIS $136.78 $84,507
GBDC $11.85 $1,586
BAH $79.56 $10,988
NSA $30.05 $2,048
KRNY $8.01 $670
REXR $42.88 $5,301
PHI $25.74 $5,639
CCEP $38.10 $17,304
WLTW $196.60 $25,309
CB $125.57 $56,677
ZNGA $9.53 $9,115
ZTS $137.66 $65,380
MSI $135.09 $22,974
HRC $111.57 $7,426
EMD $12.44 $752
CCOI $81.30 $3,833
NDAQ $120.06 $19,730
AXS $39.48 $3,328
PNM $39.28 $3,129
KT $9.98 $5,237
RDWR $23.59 $1,093
INFY $9.92 $42,510
BF.B $64.43 $29,829
SBSI $26.48 $874
WABC $56.22 $1,515
RY $68.16 $97,357
AVA $36.65 $2,466
MMC $107.89 $54,605
SEB $2,922.00 $3,392
MCY $39.88 $2,208
GILD $76.35 $95,771
UHAL $300.30 $5,888
BCPC $94.16 $3,043
RE $200.95 $8,035
CNI $88.52 $62,994
BAX $87.21 $44,376
LM $49.71 $4,422
OMC $54.61 $11,702
DHR $179.68 $127,204
CPT $93.57 $9,112
CERN $69.91 $21,277
TD $44.65 $80,835
Y $491.02 $7,026
KRC $59.61 $6,860
MSEX $67.65 $1,180
NBTB $29.24 $1,274
MKL $905.33 $12,471
SRE $120.94 $35,380
HMN $35.95 $1,484
CVBF $17.96 $2,434
FCN $118.07 $4,380
PPL $26.18 $20,126
NOC $309.97 $51,673
ARE $165.04 $20,827
ESLT $138.00 $6,212
DPZ $374.09 $14,634
DEI $31.28 $5,486
JCOM $61.69 $2,943
INGR $83.84 $5,615
IRM $26.16 $7,531
WBA $41.98 $36,826
FCFS $67.51 $2,798
KDP $28.53 $40,146
EVRG $61.46 $13,935
GIB $63.69 $15,290
NOMD $21.26 $4,181
WPM $43.29 $19,406
AY $29.74 $3,022
TWNK $12.33 $1,611
ZTO $37.53 $29,420
CONE $75.59 $8,708
LAND $15.64 $334
THG $98.71 $3,751
ORA $63.55 $3,243
BR $128.22 $14,722
PM $70.46 $109,715
IX $61.00 $15,896
UPS $114.36 $98,599
ERIE $190.23 $8,787
WRB $56.47 $10,093
RGR $78.62 $1,375
FR $40.03 $5,092
CSGS $41.17 $1,361
APD $247.42 $54,644
SON $52.83 $5,300
TEF $4.78 $25,981
TJX $51.75 $61,990
AVB $159.92 $22,506
BDX $245.03 $71,005
GOLD $26.27 $46,748
CVS $64.70 $84,569
ALL $94.09 $29,555
HMC $25.83 $46,348

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