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Best Performing Low Volatility Stocks of 2020

Updated Feb 14, 2020
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 2020 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 Feb 14, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Low Volatility stocks are listed below.
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Top Low Volatility Stocks With Highest Returns

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) Jack Henry and Associates, Inc. (JKHY) 3) NextEra Energy (NEE) 4) Verisk Analytics (VRSK) 5) Arthur J. Gallagher and Co. (AJG)
 6) Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) 7) American Water Works Company Inc (AWK) 8) Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI) 9) Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) 10) Aon plc (AON)

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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 $240.99 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $294.61 apiece, which indicates a change of 22.25 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Low Volatility for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $27.14 billion. It has now changed to $33.17 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.

Jack Henry and Associates

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. provides technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for financial services organizations in the United States. The company offers information and tran ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by Jack Henry and Associates, Inc. (JKHY) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Missouri, MO, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of EDP Services. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Jack Henry and Associates has so far gained 18.13 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $145.67 per share and year-to-date price of $172.08 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $11.21 billion to $13.2 billion. The stock of Jack Henry and Associates 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.

NextEra Energy

NextEra Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power to retail and wholesale customers in North America. The company generates electricity throug ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $118.36 billion to $136.13 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $242.16 per share to a price of $278.52 per share as of Feb 14, 2020, NextEra Energy (NEE) was successful in generating YTD returns of 15.01 percentage. Standing at the number three rank in the top performing list of Low Volatility stocks, the Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy is categorized as the Electric Utilities sub-sector business which falls under the larger Public Utilities 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.

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.
The Jersey City, New Jersey-based Technology sector company Verisk Analytics (VRSK) holds the four spot among the best performing stocks of the Low Volatility sector. Classified as the EDP Services business, the stock price of Verisk Analytics ended the previous year at a price of $149.34 per share while it reached the level of $171.38 apiece as of Feb 14, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 14.76%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $28.08 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Verisk Analytics in their constituent list. They include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Arthur J. Gallagher

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., incorporated on March 30, 1972, is engaged in providing insurance brokerage and consulting services, and third-party claims settlement and administration services to both domestic and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2020, Arthur J. Gallagher and Co. (AJG) was successful in generating YTD returns of 14.63 percentage which helped it gain the number five 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 Itasca, Illinois-based Arthur J. Gallagher closed at a price of $95.23 per share, while it traded at a price of $109.16 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $17.76 billion to $20.55 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 Finance industry sector and further specialized as a Specialty Insurers sector business.

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.
Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) has moved by 14.44 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Technology sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $161.14 apiece to the price of $184.41 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the Chicago, IL-based Radio TV Broadcasting and Communications Equipment sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $27.61 billion to $31.6 billion over the same duration. Motorola 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 Water Works

American Water Works Company, Inc., incorporated on August 28, 1936, is a holding company for regulated and market-based subsidiaries throughout the United States and Ontario, Canada. The Companys Regulated Businesses ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands American Water Works Company Inc (AWK), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $122.85 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $139.32 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 13.41 percentage. The Voorhees, New Jersey-headquartered Public Utilities sector company also saw its market value change from $22.21 billion to $25.42 billion. The Water Supply 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.

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 and Dividend History.
The Houston, Texas-headquartered company Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI) is ranked number eight among the best performing stocks of Low Volatility of 2020. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Real Estate Investment Trusts industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Crown Castle Intl has changed by 13.28 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $142.15 per share and year-to-date closing price of $161.03 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $59.1 billion to $66.95 billion during the same period. Along with Low Volatility, the company is also in the business of REIT, Consumer Services, Real Estate Investment Trusts, REITs, Real Estate, Diversified REIT, Low Beta, among other usual products and services. Crown Castle Intl 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.

Fidelity National Information

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS), incorporated on March 2, 2001, is a financial services technology company. The Company focuses on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, ... 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 Fidelity National Information Services (FIS). The company's stock price changed from $139.09 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $157.44 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 13.19 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Jacksonville, Florida-based Technology sector company was from $85.49 billion to $96.76 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.

Aon PLC

Aon plc, incorporated on December 8, 2011, is a provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource (HR) consulting and outsourcing. The Company operates through two ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Aon PLC (AON) generated percentage returns of 13.17 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $208.29 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $235.73 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $48.33 billion to $54.7 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Finance speciality business with further classification in the Specialty Insurers sub-category. Based in London, United Kingdom, 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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