S&P 500   4,455.48
DOW   34,798.00
QQQ   373.33
S&P 500   4,455.48
DOW   34,798.00
QQQ   373.33
S&P 500   4,455.48
DOW   34,798.00
QQQ   373.33
S&P 500   4,455.48
DOW   34,798.00
QQQ   373.33

Most Volatile Stocks

Most volatile stocks are companies that have had large price swings, leading to a significant gap between these companies' intraday highs and intraday lows. Stocks may see unusually-high price volatility when important new information affecting the stock's valuation is made known to the public, but the market is uncertain how that news will affect the stock's long-term prospects. Price volatility is calculated by dividing the difference between the intraday high and intraday low by a stock's previous closing price. Common questions about volatile stocks.

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CompanyCurrent PriceVolatilityIntraday RangeVolumeAverage VolumeIndicator(s)
Cellect Biotechnology logo
Cellect Biotechnology
65.00%$18.58 - $22.48209,668479,835Stock Split
Short Interest ↑
Gap Up
Mawson Infrastructure Group
48.48%$8.89 - $13.5141,6507,551Positive News
Gap Up
Flora Growth
44.96%$4.88 - $7.2017.26 million1.42 millionPositive News
ReWalk Robotics logo
ReWalk Robotics
40.30%$1.97 - $2.78115.05 million4.96 millionOptions Volume
News Coverage
Gap Up
Arqit Quantum logo
Arqit Quantum
38.18%$21.69 - $30.941.74 million2.45 millionGap Up
Marin Software logo
Marin Software
37.47%$8.22 - $11.4276.70 million12.00 millionShort Interest ↑
Color Star Technology
35.17%$0.55 - $0.8618.81 million9.09 millionNews Coverage
Positive News
Gap Down
Achilles Therapeutics
30.07%$5.90 - $7.991.27 million57,304Lockup Expiration
News Coverage
Gap Down
Metacrine logo
28.99%$3.05 - $3.942.00 million201,744
Aehr Test Systems logo
Aehr Test Systems
27.25%$13.54 - $16.7564.97 million2.91 millionEarnings Report
Options Volume
News Coverage
Gap Up
JanOne logo
26.61%$6.25 - $8.111.04 million546,770News Coverage
Gap Down
Air T logo
Air T
24.40%$30.65 - $38.7038,78415,361Gap Up
DatChat logo
24.39%$9.68 - $12.1922.51 million5.59 millionQuiet Period Expiration
News Coverage
Gap Down
SOC Telemed logo
SOC Telemed
22.46%$2.28 - $2.813.79 million577,843
vTv Therapeutics logo
vTv Therapeutics
21.86%$1.77 - $2.1750.27 million3.62 millionAnalyst Report
News Coverage
Gap Up
Canoo logo
21.56%$7.57 - $9.1725.52 million3.21 millionOptions Volume
News Coverage
Gap Up
Pingtan Marine Enterprise
21.16%$0.72 - $0.89748,997241,724Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Gap Down
MEDIROM Healthcare Technologies
21.06%$10.10 - $12.491.20 million2.54 millionNews Coverage
Gap Down
Amplitude Healthcare Acquisition logo
Amplitude Healthcare Acquisition
20.90%$12.64 - $15.802.25 million585,138News Coverage
Positive News
Gap Down
Ensysce Biosciences
20.68%$4.20 - $5.172.36 million1.71 millionGap Up
Viridian Therapeutics
20.29%$14.22 - $17.14224,11892,258Insider Buying
News Coverage
20.05%$70.95 - $85.491.45 million678,674Analyst Downgrade
Gap Up
SecureWorks logo
18.89%$20.01 - $24.001.44 million124,667Options Volume
News Coverage
Gap Up
Senmiao Technology
18.63%$0.65 - $0.787.30 million3.40 millionNews Coverage
Gap Up
Minerva Neurosciences logo
Minerva Neurosciences
18.48%$1.74 - $2.084.25 million980,629Options Volume
News Coverage
Leap Therapeutics logo
Leap Therapeutics
18.29%$3.26 - $3.8812.95 million13.62 millionAnalyst Revision
uCloudlink Group logo
uCloudlink Group
17.51%$4.18 - $5.0576,25053,510Gap Down
aTyr Pharma logo
aTyr Pharma
17.39%$10.00 - $12.172.98 million2.45 millionAnalyst Report
Insider Buying
Analyst Revision
Gap Down
17.36%$11.25 - $13.5056.64 million60.10 millionAnalyst Report
News Coverage
Gap Down
Janux Therapeutics
17.34%$20.48 - $24.07115,093255,778Gap Up
Capricor Therapeutics logo
Capricor Therapeutics
17.13%$4.98 - $5.8427.22 million722,074Analyst Report
Options Volume
News Coverage
Gap Up
16.95%$5.55 - $6.757.48 million901,357News Coverage
Gap Down
Washington Prime Group logo
Washington Prime Group
16.44%$0.93 - $1.094.03 million3.66 millionGap Up
Elite Education Group International
16.16%$7.73 - $9.181.25 million2.62 millionLockup Expiration
News Coverage
Gap Down
Sensus Healthcare logo
Sensus Healthcare
16.16%$3.53 - $4.17141,053195,669Gap Down
Molecular Templates logo
Molecular Templates
16.09%$6.78 - $7.851.48 million352,064Insider Buying
News Coverage
Gap Up
HCW Biologics logo
HCW Biologics
16.08%$3.30 - $3.8978,74071,892Gap Down
Fangdd Network Group
16.00%$1.06 - $1.24925,543347,212Gap Down
RISE Education Cayman logo
RISE Education Cayman
15.99%$0.65 - $0.76452,035122,978Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Gap Up
Nisun International Enterprise Development Group
15.83%$9.87 - $11.70252,12573,302News Coverage
Positive News
Gap Down
Vinco Ventures logo
Vinco Ventures
15.66%$5.63 - $6.6244.39 million122.55 millionGap Down
TMC the metals
15.57%$5.08 - $5.9317.02 million1.75 millionNews Coverage
Gap Up
TPG Pace Tech Opportunities logo
TPG Pace Tech Opportunities
15.51%$9.96 - $11.551.35 million619,003Gap Up
Mammoth Energy Services logo
Mammoth Energy Services
15.46%$2.94 - $3.43157,741135,705Positive News
Gap Down
ENGlobal logo
15.35%$2.18 - $2.554.00 million2.24 millionGap Down
Airspan Networks
15.22%$6.75 - $7.86567,972187,982Gap Down
Canaan logo
15.10%$5.92 - $7.0928.34 million6.67 millionGap Down
14.92%$11.10 - $12.98152,636494,826Upcoming Earnings
Mercurity Fintech
14.86%$2.37 - $2.74209,127504,818
Mogo logo
14.72%$4.53 - $5.301.96 million717,269Analyst Report
Gap Down
Celcuity logo
14.71%$17.75 - $20.40177,86939,503Gap Up
LSB Industries logo
LSB Industries
14.65%$10.34 - $11.88582,458239,620Stock Split
News Coverage
Gap Up
BriaCell Therapeutics
14.47%$8.12 - $9.4510.05 million2.54 millionNews Coverage
Positive News
Gap Down
Adial Pharmaceuticals logo
Adial Pharmaceuticals
14.35%$4.41 - $5.081.05 million455,837News Coverage
E-Home Household Service
14.18%$2.57 - $2.952.75 million1.02 millionNews Coverage
Gap Down
Red Cat logo
Red Cat
14.16%$2.17 - $2.511.07 million1.27 millionGap Down
Clarus Therapeutics
14.14%$5.66 - $6.50965,9152.20 millionAnalyst Revision
13.86%$2.43 - $2.7983,39933,249Upcoming Earnings
Glory Star New Media Group
13.81%$1.77 - $2.021.18 million1.18 millionAnalyst Downgrade
Gap Up
13.79%$14.25 - $16.34234,569318,328Analyst Report
Gap Up
Conformis logo
13.42%$1.30 - $1.504.33 million4.08 millionAnalyst Report
Analyst Revision
Natuzzi logo
13.33%$18.20 - $21.00105,60124,641News Coverage
Gap Down
Chindata Group logo
Chindata Group
13.33%$8.35 - $9.482.41 million1.67 millionGap Up
NextPlay Technologies logo
NextPlay Technologies
13.29%$1.38 - $1.59348,065527,835News Coverage
Acorda Therapeutics logo
Acorda Therapeutics
13.29%$4.36 - $4.99323,758795,920Gap Down
Crown ElectroKinetics logo
Crown ElectroKinetics
13.28%$3.45 - $3.92128,08351,850News Coverage
Uxin logo
13.15%$2.80 - $3.184.02 million9.95 millionNews Coverage
Gap Up
Eargo logo
13.07%$6.67 - $7.5917.39 million3.26 millionAnalyst Downgrade
Options Volume
News Coverage
dMY Technology Group, Inc. III logo
dMY Technology Group, Inc. III
13.01%$10.00 - $11.4712.88 million1.16 millionOptions Volume
News Coverage
Gap Down
LogicBio Therapeutics logo
LogicBio Therapeutics
12.97%$4.49 - $5.15210,46581,771News Coverage
Gap Down
Icosavax logo
12.93%$25.68 - $29.4377,653289,809Gap Down
Gaotu Techedu
12.90%$2.70 - $3.1013.10 million11.75 millionGap Down
Pieris Pharmaceuticals logo
Pieris Pharmaceuticals
12.87%$5.45 - $6.153.33 million4.41 millionNews Coverage
Petros Pharmaceuticals
12.82%$1.84 - $2.09108,548121,293News Coverage
Gap Down
Nuvalent logo
12.81%$22.85 - $26.19144,915241,730
Stabilis Solutions logo
Stabilis Solutions
12.62%$6.79 - $7.678,4657,563Positive News
Gap Up
NextDecade logo
12.45%$2.59 - $2.921.02 million1.53 millionShort Interest ↓
Gap Down
12.40%$1.25 - $1.41802,9331.16 million
JOYY logo
12.38%$47.25 - $53.903.60 million1.43 millionNews Coverage
Gap Down
Digital Brands Group
12.36%$2.51 - $2.851.44 million1.27 millionNews Coverage
Gap Down
Wrap Technologies logo
Wrap Technologies
12.34%$6.11 - $6.87499,416608,012Gap Up
Bright Scholar Education logo
Bright Scholar Education
12.33%$2.62 - $2.9841,289104,795Short Interest ↓
Gap Down
Bolt Biotherapeutics logo
Bolt Biotherapeutics
12.33%$12.25 - $13.84144,979318,971Analyst Report
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
Gap Up
Rockley Photonics logo
Rockley Photonics
12.29%$8.50 - $9.611.35 million1.16 millionGap Down
Eliem Therapeutics logo
Eliem Therapeutics
12.22%$15.66 - $17.60209,080250,531Quiet Period Expiration
Gap Up
Reneo Pharmaceuticals
12.21%$8.00 - $8.9971,97282,307
Foghorn Therapeutics logo
Foghorn Therapeutics
12.18%$13.86 - $15.59167,37989,094News Coverage
Gap Up
Cleveland BioLabs logo
Cleveland BioLabs
12.15%$2.45 - $2.75212,209271,922News Coverage
Gap Up
Statera BioPharma
12.15%$2.45 - $2.75212,209263,005Gap Up
Live Ventures logo
Live Ventures
12.14%$36.74 - $41.3022,99872,099
Keros Therapeutics logo
Keros Therapeutics
12.09%$30.01 - $34.00480,805130,815News Coverage
Positive News
Gap Down
GreenVision Acquisition
12.06%$18.25 - $20.601.64 million105,738Gap Up
GreenVision Acquisition
12.06%$18.25 - $20.601.64 million6.84 millionNews Coverage
Gap Up
Kintara Therapeutics logo
Kintara Therapeutics
12.05%$0.88 - $1.017.76 million953,341Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Gap Down
Reading International logo
Reading International
12.05%$4.40 - $5.0050,08261,561Gap Down
Centessa Pharmaceuticals
12.04%$17.75 - $20.02232,783109,704
Osmotica Pharmaceuticals logo
Osmotica Pharmaceuticals
11.97%$2.88 - $3.22186,175654,568Analyst Report
News Coverage
Gap Up
11.97%$3.55 - $4.00114,6532.13 million
Sera Prognostics logo
Sera Prognostics
11.94%$9.09 - $10.30123,144107,341Gap Down
Inozyme Pharma logo
Inozyme Pharma
11.93%$12.35 - $13.9133,893145,120

The stock market allows investors to buy and sell ownership in publicly traded companies. This ownership is represented by shares of a company’s stock. The term “stock market” refers to the many different markets in the U.S. and around the world that allow the trading of stocks.

Investors have many different strategies that can be followed. Some investors prefer a dividend investing strategy, choosing companies that pay out some of the profit to investors as an added incentive to invest. Other investors may choose to buy low and sell high through growth stocks in a bull market. For more information, check out these best growth stocks.

What is Stock Volatility?

Stock volatility refers to the changes in the value of that stock. The more volatile a stock, the more its price can fluctuate both up and down. The price reflects what investors are willing to pay for a given share of a company’s stock. Investors have many methods of determining the value of a share and they compare this to the expected value the price per share will reach. Buying and holding a low-priced stock that is expected to increase in value comes with risk. In a bear market, stock prices can fall quickly as investors abandon ship. There is a chance that some stocks will be extremely volatile, and this rapid movement can result in huge losses after the market closes. The more often that a share price fluctuates, the more risk is implied. Investors may be able to carefully trade in volatile markets to make a profit in the short-term, but the odds may be against long-term success.

Why Volatility is Important?

Volatility in a stock price can lead to wild swings both up and down. The increased risk of losing money also carries with it the chance for a substantial profit. Some investors have made a lot of money investing in volatile stocks. For example, one strategy might involve buying high quantities of low-priced stocks with the hopes that a small increase in value will result in large overall gains. An important concept to keep in mind is that when selling shares, the transaction only finalizes when a buyer purchases them. Basically, you are not guaranteed the price you request when selling the shares. If the price of the share has dropped before the sale processes, you could end up receiving less. The more volatile a stock is, the more risk and reward can be expected.

Volatility is important because it gives investors a range of investment options that allows one to tailor an investing strategy to individual needs. Investors with a long-term view who can afford to risk more can diversify more heavily into some volatile stocks. These investors typically include low-risk stocks with a guaranteed low rate of return to round out their investment portfolio.

What Affects Stock Volatility?

Stock value is a complex subject. Shares of stock are shares of ownership in a company and reflect investor faith in the ability of a company to grow or pay dividends. The price reflects what investors will pay for a share in secondary markets. Multiplying the number of shares the company has released by the price results in the market capitalization, which may sometimes be used to indicate the value of a company.

There are many other ways to determine a company’s value, such as by examining profits or assets. You could also analyze historical price trends to predict future trends. Some investors use mathematical tools and methods to determine value through other means. In addition to individual investors, there are also portfolio managers, robo-traders, and larger investment organizations making large purchases based on different investing models.

Local and market conditions can also affect a business, which will impact different investing models. Even social and political factors can impact investors around the world. The president can post a comment on social media and prices will fluctuate on the stock market as investors react. These many different factors that play a role in stock prices are what can cause stock volatility. Keep in mind that it may not be easy to get rid of a stock that drops in price drastically. This can make volatile stocks less liquid or less easy to sell. Even as a short-term strategy, it is possible to lose a lot of money quickly.

How to Invest in Volatile Stocks?

There are many ways to trade in volatile stocks. The first step is to determine the acceptable level of risk for a stock to have and then deciding which investment strategy is best for your situation. Some day traders can make many transactions per hour buying and selling shares of the most active stocks. You can use market order to help control the investing process by setting limits on when to buy and sell. However, the possibility of losing more than your sale price is possible in some situations.

Automatic investing or using robo-investors is a growing trend where computer programs use complex algorithms to make buying and selling decisions. You can sign up with free brokerage accounts with low fees and make your own investing decisions. It may be a good idea to seek investment advice from an investment advisor, portfolio manager, financial analyst, or broker.

Investors can set limit orders to buy shares at a specified price. A stop limit is used to sell shares if the price drops below a given threshold, while a sell limit is used to sell a share if it reaches a specified price gain. These tools can help investors with volatile stocks to manage negative swings. In addition to investing in the potential growth of a company, investors can also bet against a company and hope that the share price will drop. This can be used to cover both sides of a price swing to minimize losses but at a reduced rate of return.

How to Find Volatile Stocks?

You can discover volatile stocks by using trusted websites like MarketBeat for up-to-date and useful investor information. One such tool offered by MarketBeat is a stock screener for certain subscribers. A stock screener is a tool to help investors sort stocks by certain criteria. This can help investors pinpoint those shares which are the desired level of volatility. The specific criteria will depend on your investment strategy. You may want to examine stocks with rapid changes in price over a given period. Or you can look for high volumes of trade at low prices and seek out the biggest percentage gainers.

Investors can also invest in volatile stocks through exchanges around the world. One way to find volatile stocks is to calculate the beta, or risk of those stocks, using mathematical analysis. This takes into account past information for the company stock and compares it to benchmarks of the industry or the market as a whole. Websites that offer stock investment advice may also list volatile shares for trade. Price volatility and the movement of price position to market changes are compared to determine the relative risk of any given stock. The most volatile stocks have a higher beta. Companies with a high beta, over a value of 1, generally have a higher implied volatility, while those under 1 do not.

A given value for a company can differ depending on the valuation model used. Some investors look to earnings per share and the financial documents released each earning season to analyze each asset class for investment opportunities. Changes in company profits during any given earning season can greatly impact the value of share prices as investors buy and sell in response.

The downside to using only one strategy to determine value is that it may miss out on red flags that other methods might have picked up on. When looking for the most volatile stocks on the stock exchange, consider analyzing the available information through a variety of tools like those offered on MarketBeat.

Should I Invest in Volatile Stocks?

Before you decide to invest in volatile stocks, you should first consider several factors. It’s important to determine your available investing funds, the length of time able to invest, retirement and estate plans, and overall investing strategy. A common strategy is to minimize your overall risk by diversifying your investments. These risks can include changes to market forces, other investors losing faith and selling, corporations simply going out of business, and more. One investing option is to bet against a stock, such as NASDAQ biggest losers, so you benefit from a decrease in price.

Some investors choose to invest in companies that issue dividends regularly. With enough dividend shares, investors can often produce a sizeable income each month. Other investors go for capital gains when a share price increases greatly. Both methods have tax implications as well. Generally, the longer an investment is held (usually at least a year), the better the tax rates.

Day traders and those who invest in volatile stocks may make a high volume of trades each day to try and capture profit from price fluctuations. Swing traders may take a longer approach by investing in volatile stocks over days or weeks, or even longer. Keep in mind that volatile stocks are risky. If you want to spice up your portfolio and have time to recoup any losses, then you may want to consider short-term volatile stock trading.

Penny Stocks are Volatile – Should I Invest in Penny Stocks?

Penny stocks are often volatile and should bear careful consideration before investing. Because these are cheap stocks to buy for $5 or less, they can be purchased at higher volumes. The idea is that higher volumes allow for greater returns from modest price gains. However, volatile stocks tend to carry more risk in the long term. Those who can afford risky investments may benefit from volatile investment choices like penny stocks. Look into these stocks under $1 for a current chart of low priced stocks. Intraday volatility is used by day traders to make a high volume of transactions throughout the day. With careful investing practices and well thought out strategies, some investors can make money on penny stocks.

If you are just starting out with stock market investing, you may want to trade in other areas first. It’s a good idea to limit how much you invest in such a volatile stock type. Keep in mind that some penny stocks can be purchased through unregulated markets which add even more risk to investors.

Volatile Stocks

There are many ways for investors to earn a return on their money. One method that has proven profitable in the long term is investing in the stock market. The returns depend on individual investing strategies and changes which impact these public businesses. Different trading strategies make it possible to earn a profit when the price of a stock changes value. Configuring automatic trading rules can further help minimize losses. Regardless, volatile stocks are risky for investors because their prices can change rapidly and unpredictably. However, these rapid value changes offer the potential for rapid gains as well.

Investors can find volatile stocks by searching for shares that change price rapidly throughout the day. Low-value stocks under $5 are also called penny stocks and can be volatile as well. A good way to find these kinds of stocks is to use a stock screener to sort by certain criteria. Before investing in volatile stocks, be sure it is a good idea for your entire investment portfolio. Can you absorb the loss if unpredictable changes demolish the value of those shares? Always do your research before investing in volatile stocks. MarketBeat has many tools to help you research a company’s information, past history, and performance, so you can make an informed decision.


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