Last Week's 10 Most (And Least) Volatile Stocks

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 |  Includes: APOL, ARG, DV, GCI, JNJ, K, KMB, KO, MFE, MI, MKC, MTB, NVDA, NYT, ODP, PCG, PG, PTV, SPY, WDC, WHR
by: Kapitall

The following is a list of the ten 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 financial sector has been the most volatile sector over the last week, followed by Tech and Basic Materials.

  • Basic Materials: 2.54% (based on 56 stocks)
  • Conglomerates: 2.04% (based on 6 stocks)
  • Consumer Goods: 1.92% (based on 60 stocks)
  • Financial: 2.61% (based on 80 stocks)
  • Healthcare: 1.87% (based on 43 stocks)
  • Industrial Goods: 2.26% (based on 41 stocks)
  • Services: 2.50% (based on 101 stocks)
  • Technology: 2.59% (based on 78 stocks)
  • Utilities: 1.58% (based on 35 stocks)

Top 10 Most Volatile Stocks Over The Last Week

  1. Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP): 6.97%
  2. DeVry, Inc. (NYSE:DV): 5.57%
  3. The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT): 5.12%
  4. M&T Bank Corp. (NYSE:MTB): 4.96%
  5. Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI): 4.87%
  6. Apollo Group Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL): 4.74%
  7. Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE:WHR): 4.66%
  8. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA): 4.51%
  9. Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (NYSE:MI): 4.5%
  10. Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ:WDC): 4.48%

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Top 10 Least Volatile Stocks Over The Last Week

  1. McAfee, Inc. (MFE): 0.2%
  2. Pactiv Corp. (PTV): 0.51%
  3. Airgas Inc. (NYSE:ARG): 0.65%
  4. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO): 0.89%
  5. McCormick & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MKC): 0.91%
  6. Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): 0.91%
  7. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB): 0.92%
  8. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): 0.94%
  9. Kellogg Company (NYSE:K): 0.97%
  10. PG & E Corp. (NYSE:PCG): 0.98%

Disclosure: No positions