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 fifty days). We then grouped the stocks based on whether they have a rising or falling 50-day moving average.
Given the large number of stocks in the S&P 1500 currently trading below $10 per share, we also filtered the list to show only the five most volatile stocks (50-days rising and falling) trading in double digits. As shown, most of the volatile stocks that are in uptrends come from the energy and materials sectors, while the most volatile stocks with declining moving averages come from the financial sector, which even after last week's gains are still in downtrends.
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For those who are not concerned about low-priced stocks, below we highlight the most volatile stocks in the entire S&P 1500 universe. Stocks highlighted in gray are new to the list this month. With average daily intraday percent swings in the high teens, these are names that certainly aren't for the faint of heart.