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Top 5 Companies in the Building Products Industry With the Highest Beta (IIIN, BLDR, USG, UFPI, PATK)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Building Products industry with the highest betas. Higher-beta stocks mean greater volatility and are therefore generally considered to be riskier but also may provide the potential for higher returns.

Insteel Inds ranks highest with a a beta of 1.4. Following is Builders Firstso with a a beta of 1.4. Usg Corp ranks third highest with a a beta of 1.3.

Universal Forest follows with a a beta of 1.3, and Patrick Inds Inc rounds out the top five with a a beta of 1.3.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Insteel Inds on February 27th, 2020 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $20.68. Since that call, shares of Insteel Inds have fallen 31.8%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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