There are a number of great companies in the market today. By using the ModernGraham Valuation Model, I've selected five undervalued companies with a low beta reviewed by ModernGraham.
A company's beta indicates the correlation at which its price moves in relation to the market. A beta less than 1 indicates a company is less volatile than the market.
Each company has been determined to be suitable for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor according to the ModernGraham approach. Defensive Investors are defined as investors who are not able or willing to do substantial research into individual investments, and therefore need to select only the companies that present the least amount of risk. Enterprising Investors, on the other hand, are able to do substantial research and can select companies that present a moderate (though still low) amount of risk.
With a low beta, Mr. Market may not hit these companies as harshly in a downturn, so be sure to check them out in depth!
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