For traders with a more short-term time horizon, we have compiled a list of the S&P 1500 stocks that have the largest intraday high-low ranges (based on the average percent spread between the intraday high and low over the last 50 days). We then grouped the stocks based on whether they have a rising or falling 50-day moving average. Stocks highlighted in gray are new to the list this month.
Two trends that have been in place for several months and continued this month are that the majority of the stocks on the list trade in the single digits and are from the Financial sector. Of the 50 stocks highlighted, only three (COF, LNC, and MAC) trade above $10 per share and 29 of the 50 are financials.
On a positive note, one emerging trend this month concerns the increasing number of stocks on the list that have rising 50-day moving averages. As shown, 22 of the 50 most volatile companies in the S&P 1500 are currently in short term uptrends, as their 50-day moving averages are increasing.
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