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TOP LOW VOLATILITY STOCKS for what has lately felt like a high volatility market

May 14, 2019

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  • Volatility everywhere, or so it seems!  We have for you our TOP LOW VOLATILITY STOCKS for your portfolio and we present them below
     
    • Just a couple of weeks ago, we discussed a strategy to lower your portfolio's overall beta which employs some of the stocks highlighted below. Check that video out here!

 

Name Ticker Sector Industry Primary Stock Ranking Secondary Stock Ranking
Americold Realty Trust COLD Real Estate Industrial REITs US Large-Cap Top Buy -
Ecolab Inc. ECL Materials Specialty Chemicals US Large-Cap Top Buy -
Extra Space Storage Inc. EXR Real Estate Specialized REITs US Large-Cap Top Buy -
FirstEnergy Corp. FE Utilities Electric Utilities US Large-Cap Top Buy -
Genuine Parts Company GPC Consumer Discretionary Distributors US Large-Cap Top Buy US Consumer Discretionary Top Buy
Honeywell International Inc. HON Industrials Industrial Conglomerates US Large-Cap Top Buy -
McDonald's Corporation MCD Consumer Discretionary Restaurants US Large-Cap Top Buy US Consumer Discretionary Top Buy
The Hershey Company HSY Consumer Staples Packaged Foods and Meats US Large-Cap Top Buy US Consumer Staples Top Buy
Verisk Analytics, Inc. VRSK Industrials Research and Consulting Services US Large-Cap Top Buy -
Verizon Communications Inc. VZ Communication Services Integrated Telecommunication Services US Large-Cap Top Buy US Information Technology Top Buy

 

  • Americold Realty Trust (COLD) is the largest owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses in the world with more than 918.7 million cubic feet of storage across the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Argentina. The 17.8% return on common equity generated by Americold Realty Trust in FY2018 is the best annual return on equity in the company’s history!  

 

  • Ecolab Inc. (ECL) is the provider of water, hygiene, and energy technology products and services to customers across the world through its Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, and Other business segments. Across 19 analyst forecasts, Ecolab carries an aggregate Outperform rating! 

 

  • FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) and its subsidiaries generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States through its Regulated Distribution and Regulated Transmission segments. First Energy’s gross margin of 68.9% in FY2018 was the best margin posted by the company since FY2001, a strong sign of profitabiity in the utility! 

 

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  • Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) is an automotive company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia that distributes replacement parts, industrials parts, and other automotive materials across the globe. In every fiscal year since 2009, Genuine Parts Co. has delivered an annual EPS beat relative to analyst consensus estimates, a massively good sign! 

 

  • McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the operator and franchiser of McDonald’s restaurants across the United States and international landscape. McDonald’s is a company with proven long-term success and an attractive dividend payment; the stock currently offers a 2.3% dividend yield, and in every year since going public, McDonald’s grew its annual dividend payment. 

 

  • Hershey Co. (HSY) manufactures and sells chocolate and non-chocolate confectionary products through popular brands such as Twizzlers, Kit Kat, Reese’s, and Bubble Yum. Since Hershey began offering a dividend in FY1998, the company has increased its annual payment to investors every year to payout USD$2.76/share in FY2018! 

 

  • Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is a global provider of communications, information, and entertainment products and services to residential, business, and government customers. Verizon Communications offers the most attractive dividend yield among stocks highlighted in the table above, yielding 4.3% to investors as of yesterday’s close. 

 

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