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Stocks that tend to rise or fall with the market: Baytex Energy (BTE), Ariad Pharmaceuticals, (ARIA), Precision Drilling (PDS), Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI)

Beta is the volatility, or risk, of a particular stock relative to the volatility of the entire stock market. Beta is an indicator of how risky a particular stock is and it is used to evaluate its expected rate of return. Beta is one of the fundamentals that stock analysts consider when choosing stocks for their portfolios, along with price-to-earnings ratio, shareholder’s equity, debt-to-equity ratio, and other factors.

Baytex Energy Corp (USA) (NYSE:BTE) has beta value of 2.20. The company has the market capitalization of $ 689.94M. Return on assets ratio of the company was -17.50% while its return on equity ratio was -40.00%. ATR value of company was 0.34 while stock volatility for week was 10.79% while for month was  9.70%. Debt to equity ratio of the company was 0.64 and its current ratio was 0.60.


Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) is currently valued at $ 1.25B. The company has 189.29M shares outstanding and 74% shares of the company were owned by institutional investors. The company has 8.20 value in price to sale ratio. The company earned $ -177.00M in prior twelve months on revenue of $ 149.10M. It beta stands at 1.68.
Precision Drilling Corp (USA) (NYSE:PDS) has the market capitalization of $ 1.23B while 293.40M shares were outstanding. Beta factor, which measures the riskiness of the security, was recorded as 2.31. In the trailing twelve months, net profit margin of the company was -11.60% while gross profit margin was 40.10%.

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI) has market value of $ 1.35B while its EPS was booked as -1.22 in the last 12 months. The stock has 109.21M shares outstanding while 83% shares of the company were owned by institutional investors. In the profitability analysis, the company has gross profit margin of 6.80% while net profit margin was -3.20%. Beta value of the company was 2.18; beta is used to measure riskiness of the security.

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