Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) having a set of lucrative trading activity with NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE:NG) and it’s been a clear from an assessment of the charts that traders are now aware of company’s key metrics. In risk evolution, most popular indicator of risk is a statistical measure called beta WFC having beta value of 0.95 and other leading firm’s beta stand at 0.95. Stock market expert use this gauge all the time to get a sense of stocks’ risk profiles.
The Beta coefficient, in terms of finance and investing, is a measure of a stock’s (or portfolio’s) volatility in relation to the rest of the market. Beta is calculated for individual companies using regression analysis. The beta coefficient is a key parameter in CAPM (capital asset pricing model). It measures part of the asset’s statistical variance that cannot be mitigated by the diversification provided by the portfolio of many risky assets, because it is correlated with the return of the other assets that are in the portfolio. To understand range of beta means are likely;
If Beta < 0: Negative Beta - not likely; Beta = 0: Cash in the bank; Beta Between 0 and 1: Low-volatility; Beta = 1: Matching the market; Beta > 1: More volatile than the market.
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) shares shows upbeat performance surged 2.67% with final value of $55.78. About 32.55 Million shares changed at hands as compared to average capacity of 19146.77 shares. The company has 5.12 values in price to sale ratio while price to book ratio was recorded as 1.59. The beta factor of WFC is stands at 0.95. Beta is a number that measures the risk of an individual stock relative to the overall market. The overall market is assigned a beta of 1.0. Stocks that are volatile and move more than the overall market have a beta greater than 1 while stocks with price swings less than the market have a beta less than 1.0. The company has 5043.97 shares outstanding and 78.00% shares of the company were owned by institutional investors. To dig out factors, always good to learn who else owns shares, the institutional owner includes mutual funds and pension funds are major players. They buy or sell in enormous chunks. Whether a stock is in or out of their favor can have a big effect on its price.
Shares of NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE:NG) showed fell down to knees movement during previous trade. It traded with the volume of 4.64 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock on fell down to knees -5.29% and finished the day at $4.48. The one month performance of the stock was 13.99% and it fluctuates about 1.36% in a week. Its 312.22 million shares were outstanding. Having said that, the firm has divers set of ownership, NG has institution ownership of 48.30% and Insider Ownership was seen as 23.80%, so it’s been fact that if insider holdings are generally a good thing. Executives who own 30% of a company, for example, are more motivated to make it succeed.
ROE was recorded as -11.10%, while beta factor was 0.37.