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Best Performing Low Volatility Stocks of 2019

Updated Sep 9, 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 Sep 9, 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) SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC) 2) Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) 3) Verisk Analytics (VRSK) 4) Cincinnati Financial (CINF) 5) The Hershey Company (HSY)
 6) Prologis (PLD) 7) American Tower Corporation (REIT) (AMT) 8) Mondelez International (MDLZ) 9) IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO) 10) Western Union Co (WU)
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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:

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-based SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC) belongs to the Consumer Services sector and is categorized as a Telecommunications Equipment company. The stock of SBA Communications ended the previous year at a price of $161.89 per share. As of Sep 9, 2019, the stock price has reached $252 apiece, which indicates a change of 55.66 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 $18.35 billion. It has now changed to $28.51 billion as of writing. SBA Communications 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.

Motorola

Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission-critical communication solutions the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Products and Systems Integrat ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Radio TV Broadcasting and Communications Equipment. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Motorola has so far gained 49.21 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $115.05 per share and year-to-date price of $171.67 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $18.82 billion to $29.41 billion. The stock of Motorola 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.

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.
Based on the market-cap change from $17.95 billion to $25.71 billion during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $109.04 per share to a price of $160.2 per share as of Sep 9, 2019, Verisk Analytics (VRSK) was successful in generating YTD returns of 46.92 percentage. Standing at the number three rank in the top performing list of Low Volatility stocks, the Jersey City, New Jersey-based Verisk Analytics is categorized as the EDP Services sub-sector business which falls under the larger Technology 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 NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Cincinnati Financial

Cincinnati Financial Corporation, incorporated on March 4, 1992, is an insurance holding company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company was engaged in the business of property casualty insurance marketed ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Fairfield, Ohio-based Finance sector company Cincinnati Financial (CINF) holds the four spot among the best performing stocks of the Low Volatility sector. Classified as the Property-Casualty Insurers business, the stock price of Cincinnati Financial ended the previous year at a price of $77.42 per share while it reached the level of $113.4 apiece as of Sep 9, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 46.47%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $18.13 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Cincinnati Financial 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.

Hershey

The Hershey Company, incorporated on October 24, 1927, is a producer of chocolate in North America. The Companys principal product offerings include chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, The Hershey Company (HSY) was successful in generating YTD returns of 45.69 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 Hershey, Pennsylvania-based Hershey closed at a price of $107.18 per share, while it traded at a price of $156.15 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $22.48 billion to $32.62 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 Non-Durables industry sector and further specialized as a Specialty Foods sector business.

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.
Prologis (PLD) has moved by 44.12 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 $58.72 apiece to the price of $84.63 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 9, 2019. The smart run of the San Francisco, California-based Real Estate Investment Trusts sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $38.76 billion to $52.68 billion over the same duration. Prologis 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.

American Tower REIT

American Tower Corporation (ATC), incorporated on September 24, 1996, is a holding company. The Company operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT), which owns, operates and develops multitenant communications ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands American Tower Corporation (REIT) (AMT), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $158.19 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $224 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. It translates to a change of 41.6 percentage. The Massachusetts, MA-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $69.68 billion to $98.14 billion. The Real Estate Investment Trusts 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.

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.
The Northfield, Illinois-headquartered company Mondelez International (MDLZ) is ranked number eight among the best performing stocks of Low Volatility of 2019. The Consumer Non-Durables sector business falls under the Packaged Foods industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of Mondelez has changed by 41.09 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $40.03 per share and year-to-date closing price of $56.48 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $58.2 billion to $79.42 billion during the same period. Along with Low Volatility, the company is also in the business of Consumer Non-Durables, Packaged Foods, Consumer Defensive, Confectioners, NASDAQ, among other usual products and services. Mondelez continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like NASDAQ 100 index, S&P 500 index, Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

IHS Markit

IHS Markit Ltd., formerly Markit Ltd., incorporated on January 16, 2014, is a provider of critical information and analytics for the major industries, financial markets and governments. The Company operates ... 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 IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO). The company's stock price changed from $47.97 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $67.29 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 40.28 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Bermuda-based Technology sector company was from $19.06 billion to $26.07 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.

Western Union Co

The Western Union Company (Western Union), incorporated on February 17, 2006, is a provider of money movement and payment services. The Company operates through three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business and Business ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Western Union Co (WU) generated percentage returns of 36.58 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $17.06 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $23.3 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $7.55 billion to $9.56 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Finance speciality business with further classification in the Business Services sub-category. Based in Englewood, Colorado, 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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