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Best Performing Low Volatility Stocks of 2019

Updated May 3, 2019
Low volatilty stocks are preferred investment style by many investors. Such stocks usually belong to the sectors whose business usually remains independent to a good degree to economic conditions prevailing in a nation. Examples of such sectors include consumer staples, consumer discretionary, healthcare, real estate and utilities. For instance, people will pay for food staples and energy bills even during a recession as those are mandatory needs of human life, though spendings may vary. However, same people will avoid buying a high end costly smartphone in a recession. Stocks belonging to such sectors are considered low volatility, and owing to their steady stream of revenue they often pay regular dividends.
Among the big basket of low-volatility stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Low Volatility stocks?
This article provides a list of Low Volatility stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2019 so far. till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Low Volatility stocks between the end of the previous year and May 3, 2019, and the top 10 return generating Low Volatility stocks are listed below.
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Top Low Volatility Stocks With Highest Returns

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Low Volatility sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Honeywell International Inc. (HON) 2) Verisk Analytics (VRSK) 3) Air Products and Chemicals Inc (APD) 4) Prologis (PLD) 5) Danaher Corp. (DHR)
 6) Paychex Inc. (PAYX) 7) Mondelez International (MDLZ) 8) SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC) 9) Garmin Ltd. (GRMN) 10) Ecolab Inc. (ECL)
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Performance of Top Low Volatility Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Honeywell International

Honeywell International Inc., incorporated on November 24, 1999, is a technology and manufacturing company. The Company operates through four segments: Aerospace, Home and Building Technologies, Performance Materials and Technologies, and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The New Jersey, NJ-based Honeywell International Inc. (HON) belongs to the Capital Goods sector and is categorized as a Auto Parts - OEM company. The stock of Honeywell International ended the previous year at a price of $132.12 per share. As of May 3, 2019, the stock price has reached $173.54 apiece, which indicates a change of 31.35 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Low Volatility for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $97.81 billion. It has now changed to $126.29 billion as of writing. Honeywell International continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analytics, Inc., incorporated on May 23, 2008, is a data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources and financial services. The Company operates through two segments: Risk Assessment ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by Verisk Analytics (VRSK) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of EDP Services. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Verisk Analytics has so far gained 31.34 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $109.04 per share and year-to-date price of $143.21 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $17.95 billion to $23.44 billion. The stock of Verisk Analytics continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Air Products and Chemicals

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., incorporated on May 25, 1961, is an industrial gases company. The Companys Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $35.15 billion to $46.14 billion during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $160.05 per share to a price of $209.58 per share as of May 3, 2019, Air Products and Chemicals Inc (APD) was successful in generating YTD returns of 30.95 percentage. Standing at the number three rank in the top performing list of Low Volatility stocks, the Allentown, Pennsylvania-based Air Products and Chemicals is categorized as the Major Chemicals sub-sector business which falls under the larger Basic Industries sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Prologis

Prologis, Inc., incorporated on November 24, 1997, is a real estate investment trust (REIT) company. The Company is engaged in logistics real estate business. The Companys segments include Real Estate ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The San Francisco, California-based Consumer Services sector company Prologis (PLD) holds the four spot among the best performing stocks of the Low Volatility sector. Classified as the Real Estate Investment Trusts business, the stock price of Prologis ended the previous year at a price of $58.72 per share while it reached the level of $76.77 apiece as of May 3, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 30.74%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $49.32 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Prologis in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Danaher

Danaher Corporation (Danaher), incorporated on October 3, 1986, designs, manufactures and markets professional, medical, industrial and commercial products and services. As of December 31, 2016, the Companys research and development, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Danaher Corp. (DHR) was successful in generating YTD returns of 30.51 percentage which helped it gain the number five spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Washington, D.C.-based Danaher closed at a price of $103.12 per share, while it traded at a price of $134.58 per share as of May 3, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $72.28 billion to $96.35 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Capital Goods industry sector and further specialized as a Industrial Machinery and Components sector business.

Paychex

Paychex, Inc., incorporated on April 26, 1979, is a provider of integrated human capital management (HCM) solutions for payroll, human resource (HR), retirement and insurance services for small- to medium-sized ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Paychex Inc. (PAYX) has moved by 29.87 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $65.15 apiece to the price of $84.61 per share between the end of December of the previous year and May 3, 2019. The smart run of the Penfield, New York-based Diversified Commercial Services sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $23.39 billion to $30.41 billion over the same duration. Paychex is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Mondelez

Mondelez International, Inc., incorporated on January 10, 2005, is a snack company. The Company manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products for consumers. The Company operates through four segments: ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Mondelez International (MDLZ), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $40.03 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $51.76 per share as of May 3, 2019. It translates to a change of 29.3 percentage. The Northfield, Illinois-headquartered Consumer Non-Durables sector company also saw its market value change from $58.2 billion to $74.56 billion. The Packaged Foods specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

SBA Communications

SBA Communications Corporation, incorporated on December 23, 1996, is an independent owner and operator of wireless communications tower structures, rooftops and other structures that support antennas used for wireless communications. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Florida, FL-headquartered company SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC) is ranked number eight among the best performing stocks of Low Volatility of 2019. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Telecommunications Equipment industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of SBA Communications has changed by 27.82 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $161.89 per share and year-to-date closing price of $206.92 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $18.35 billion to $23.42 billion during the same period. Along with Low Volatility, the company is also in the business of Consumer Services, Telecommunications Equipment, Communication Services, Telecom Services, Telecom, among other usual products and services. SBA Communications continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like S&P 500 index, Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Garmin

Garmin Ltd. (Garmin), incorporated on February 9, 2010, and subsidiaries offer global positioning system (GPS) navigation and wireless devices and applications. The Company operates through five segments: auto, aviation, fitness, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Low Volatility sector is taken by Garmin Ltd. (GRMN). The company's stock price changed from $63.32 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $79.55 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 25.63 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Schaffhausen, Switzerland-based Capital Goods sector company was from $11.95 billion to $15.1 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Low Volatility sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Ecolab

Ecolab Inc., incorporated on February 18, 1924, provides water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. The Companys cleaning and sanitizing programs and products, pest elimination services and equipment maintenance and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Ecolab (ECL) generated percentage returns of 25.55 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $147.35 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $185 per share as of May 3, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $42.57 billion to $53.33 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Basic Industries speciality business with further classification in the Package Goods and Cosmetics sub-category. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, the YTD performance of the Low Volatility sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
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