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Morningstar has the Lowest Beta in the Publishing Industry (MORN, AHC, WPO, TRI, LEE)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Publishing 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.

Morningstar ranks lowest with a a beta of 0.7. Following is AH Belo with a a beta of 0.8. The Washington Post ranks third lowest with a a beta of 0.8.

Thomson Reuters follows with a a beta of 0.9, and Lee Enterprises rounds out the bottom five with a a beta of 0.9.

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Ticker(s): MORN AHC WPO TRI LEE