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Lowest Beta in the Homefurnishing Retail Industry Detected in Shares of Williams-Sonoma (WSM, BBBY, AAN, HVT, KIRK)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Homefurnishing Retail industry with the lowest betas. Lower-beta stocks mean minimal volatility and are therefore generally considered to be a less risk and offer more stable returns.

Williams-Sonoma ranks lowest with a a beta of 0.7. Bed Bath & Beyond is next with a a beta of 0.8. Aaron's ranks third lowest with a a beta of 0.9.

Haverty Furniture follows with a a beta of 0.9, and Kirkland's rounds out the bottom five with a a beta of 0.9.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Kirkland's on May 18th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $13.67. Since that call, shares of Kirkland's have fallen 6.8%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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