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Best Performing Low Beta Stocks of 2020

Updated May 14, 2020
Risk averse traders and long term investors love low beta stocks. These are the stocks which don't make large price moves and don't show high volatility. Even when the overall market is making big swings, these low beta stocks at the most move to match the percentage change made by the market index. For instance, there may be a consumer durables company which has a low beta value of 0.1. When the overall market, represented by say S&P 500 index, moves up by 1%, then this particular stock is expected to move by only around 0.1%.
Such stocks are preferred by long term investors who don't want high volatility and fluctuations in prices on a regular basis, but prefer that the stock moves up slowly and steadily in either direction. Low beta stocks suit the needs of such investors. On the trading side, such stocks are good for active option traders who may like to bank on benefitting from time decay and similar other stable price range parameters.
Among several of the low beta stock companies whose stocks are listed and actively trading on the stock exchanges, which have been the top performers in terms of generating the highest returns in their stock prices?
This article provides a list of the low beta stocks that have given the top returns in the year 2020 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual stocks between the end of the previous and May 14, 2020, and the top 10 return generating low beta stocks are listed below.
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Top Low Beta Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Low Beta sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) 2) The Clorox Company (CLX) 3) MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. (MKTX) 4) SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC) 5) General Mills (GIS)
 6) Equinix, Inc. (EQIX) 7) Digital Realty Trust (DLR) 8) J.M. Smucker Company (SJM) 9) Campbell Soup Company (CPB) 10) Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI)

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Performance of Top Low Beta Stocks

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

Newmont Mining

Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the mining industry. The company primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold, copper, and silver. Its operatio ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Newmont Mining.
The Colorado, CO-headquartered company Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Low Beta of 2020. The Basic Industries sector business falls under the Precious Metals industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Newmont Mining has changed by 53.37 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $43.45 per share and year-to-date closing price of $66.64 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $35.62 billion to $53.48 billion during the same period. Along with Low Beta, the company is also in the business of Gold, Silver, Basic Industries, Precious Metals, Basic Materials, Natural Resources, S&P 500, among other usual products and services. Newmont Mining 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.

Clorox

The Clorox Company, incorporated on September 5, 1986, is a manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products. The Company sells its products primarily through mass retail outlets, e-commerce channels, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Clorox.
During the given months of the year 2020, The Clorox Company (CLX) was successful in generating YTD returns of 34.3 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Oakland, California-based Clorox closed at a price of $153.54 per share, while it traded at a price of $206.21 per share as of May 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $19.27 billion to $25.97 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 Consumer Durables industry sector and further specialized as a Specialty Chemicals sector business.

MarketAxess

MarketAxess Holdings Inc., incorporated on April 11, 2000, operates an electronic trading platform that enables fixed-income market participants to trade corporate bonds and other types of fixed-income instruments using its ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of MarketAxess.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. (MKTX) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in New York, NY, the Finance sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Investment Bankers and Brokers. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of MarketAxess has so far gained 30.2 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $379.11 per share and year-to-date price of $493.6 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $14.2 billion to $18.71 billion. The stock of MarketAxess continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of SBA Communications.
At number four in the list of top stocks stands SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $240.99 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $282.93 per share as of May 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 17.4 percentage. The Florida, FL-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $27.14 billion to $31.58 billion. The Telecommunications Equipment specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

General Mills

General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods worldwide. The company operates in five segments: North America Retail; Convenience Stores & Foodservice; Europe & Australia; Asia & ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of General Mills.
General Mills (GIS) has moved by 16.15 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number five among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Non-Durables sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $53.56 apiece to the price of $62.21 per share between the end of December of the previous year and May 14, 2020. The smart run of the Golden Valley, Minnesota-based Packaged Foods sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $32.39 billion to $37.71 billion over the same duration. General Mills is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (Equinix), incorporated on June 22, 1998, operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company connects various companies directly to their customers and partners inside interconnected data ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Equinix.
The California, CA-based Consumer Services sector company Equinix, Inc. (EQIX) holds the number six spot among the best performing stocks of the Low Beta sector. Classified as the Real Estate Investment Trusts business, the stock price of Equinix ended the previous year at a price of $583.7 per share while it reached the level of $659.26 apiece as of May 14, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 12.95%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $56.65 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Equinix 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.

Digital Realty Trust

Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of more than 2,300 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Digital Realty Trust.
The San Francisco, California-based Digital Realty Trust (DLR) belongs to the Consumer Services sector and is categorized as a Real Estate Investment Trusts company. The stock of Digital Realty Trust ended the previous year at a price of $119.74 per share. As of May 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $132.72 apiece, which indicates a change of 10.84 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Low Beta for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $25.01 billion. It has now changed to $35.61 billion as of writing. Digital Realty Trust 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.

JM Smucker

The J. M. Smucker Company manufactures and markets branded food and beverage products worldwide. It operates in four segments: U.S. Retail Coffee, U.S. Retail Consumer Foods, U.S. Retail Pet Foods, an ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of JM Smucker.
The number eight spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Low Beta sector is taken by J.M. Smucker Company (SJM). The company's stock price changed from $104.13 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $114.07 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 9.55 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Ohio, OH-based Consumer Non-Durables sector company was from $11.88 billion to $13.01 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Low Beta 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.

Campbell Soup

Campbell Soup Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets branded food and beverage products. It operates through three segments: Americas Simple Meals and Beverages, Global Bisc ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Campbell Soup.
Campbell Soup (CPB) generated percentage returns of 7.18 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $49.42 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $52.97 per share as of May 14, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $14.91 billion to $15.98 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Non-Durables speciality business with further classification in the Packaged Foods sub-category. Based in New Jersey, NJ, the YTD performance of the Low Beta 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.

Crown Castle Intl

Crown Castle International Corp., incorporated on May 27, 2014, is a real estate investment trust (REIT), which owns, operates and leases shared wireless infrastructure that is geographically dispersed throughout the ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Crown Castle Intl.
Based on the market-cap change from $59.1 billion to $63.36 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $142.15 per share to a price of $152.04 per share as of May 14, 2020, Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 6.96 percentage. Standing at the number ten rank in the top performing list of Low Beta stocks, the Houston, Texas-based Crown Castle Intl is categorized as the Real Estate Investment Trusts sub-sector business which falls under the larger Consumer Services 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.
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