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Here is a list of the top 10 most and least volatile S&P 500 stocks over the last week. To create this list, we looked at dispersion of returns, as measured by the average daily high/low trading ranges.

Sector Overview: Volatility Over The Last Week

By averaging out the volatilities of the sector components, we can estimate the overall sector volatility. Based on our calculations, the tech sector has been the most volatile sector over the last week. Utilities, healthcare and consumer goods have been the least volatile.

Basic Materials: 2.45% (based on 56 stocks)
Conglomerates: 2.16% (based on 6 stocks)
Consumer Goods: 1.98% (based on 60 stocks)
Financial: 2.41% (based on 80 stocks)
Healthcare: 1.95% (based on 43 stocks)
Industrial Goods: 2.30% (based on 41 stocks)
Services: 2.44% (based on 101 stocks)
Technology: 2.46% (based on 78 stocks)
Utilities: 1.61% (based on 35 stocks)

Top 10 Most Volatile Stocks Over The Last Week

Eastman Kodak Co. (EK): 5.68%
Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP): 5.25%
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB): 5.23%
Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE:THC): 4.95%
The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT): 4.91%
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NASDAQ:GT): 4.62%
Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B): 4.37%
Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE:RF): 4.16%
Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE:JBL): 4.13%
Teradyne Inc. (NYSE:TER): 4.12%

Top 10 Least Volatile Stocks Over The Last Week

McAfee, Inc. (MFE): 0.29%
Pactiv Corp. (PTV): 0.35%
Clorox Corporation (NYSE:CLX): 0.71%
Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): 0.89%
McCormick & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MKC): 0.91%
Southern Company (NYSE:SO): 0.92%
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): 0.98%
ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG): 1%
Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP): 1.01%
Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX): 1.06%

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Source: Top 10 Most (And Least) Volatile Stocks Over The Last Week