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Relatively Low Beta Detected in Shares of Span-America Medical Systems in the Health Care Supplies Industry (SPAN, QDEL, ATRI, UTMD, HAE)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Supplies 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.

Span-America Medical Systems ranks lowest with a a beta of 0.3. Following is Quidel with a a beta of 0.6. Atrion ranks third lowest with a a beta of 0.7.

Utah Medical Products follows with a a beta of 0.7, and Haemonetics rounds out the bottom five with a a beta of 0.7.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Haemonetics on June 8th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $29.29. Since that recommendation, shares of Haemonetics have risen 23.6%. We continue to monitor Haemonetics for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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