Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
"A mathematical measure of the sensitivity of rates of return on a portfolio or a given stock compared with rates of return on the market as a whole. A high beta (greater than 1.0) indicates moderate or high price volatility. A beta of 1.5 forecasts a 1.5% change in the return on an asset for every 1% change in the return on the market. High-beta stocks are best to own in a strong bull market but are worst to own in a bear market."
~ Excerpt from Wall Street Words in the Credo Reference database
How do you locate the Beta for a company?
Databases you can use to find the Beta
S&P NetAdvantage This link opens in a new window U.S. industry profiles, trends, ratios, and statistics, stock reports, mutual fund information, as well as Industry Global Supplements for Europe, Asia, Latin America.