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10 Undervalued Low-Volatility Stocks

Karen Wallace (karen.wallace@morningstar.com)

Some indexes screen out highly volatile stocks as measured by standard deviation, while others employ more complicated algorithms that go beyond individual stock volatility to see how stocks interact with each other. To find some cheap low-volatility stocks with good prospects, we started with the holdings of the S&P 500 Low-Volatility Index. This index tracks the 100 least volatile stocks in the S&P 500, with volatility measured by standard deviation over the trailing 12 months. Dominion Energy recently changed its name from Dominion Resources.