Is AKKO Invest Nyrt. (BUSE:AKKO) A Volatile Stock?

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If you own shares in AKKO Invest Nyrt. (BUSE:AKKO) then it’s worth thinking about how it contributes to the volatility of your portfolio, overall. In finance, Beta is a measure of volatility. Modern finance theory considers volatility to be a measure of risk, and there are two main types of price volatility. The first category is company specific volatility. This can be dealt with by limiting your exposure to any particular stock. The second type is the broader market volatility, which you cannot diversify away, since it arises from macroeconomic factors which directly affects all the stocks on the market.

Some stocks mimic the volatility of the market quite closely, while others demonstrate muted, exagerrated or uncorrelated price movements. Some investors use beta as a measure of how much a certain stock is impacted by market risk (volatility). While we should keep in mind that Warren Buffett has cautioned that ‘Volatility is far from synonymous with risk’, beta is still a useful factor to consider. To make good use of it you must first know that the beta of the overall market is one. A stock with a beta below one is either less volatile than the market, or more volatile but not corellated with the overall market. In comparison a stock with a beta of over one tends to be move in a similar direction to the market in the long term, but with greater changes in price.

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What AKKO’s beta value tells investors

Given that it has a beta of 1.5, we can surmise that the AKKO Invest Nyrt share price has been fairly sensitive to market volatility (over the last 5 years). If the past is any guide, we would expect that AKKO Invest Nyrt shares will rise quicker than the markets in times of optimism, but fall faster in times of pessimism. Beta is worth considering, but it’s also important to consider whether AKKO Invest Nyrt is growing earnings and revenue. You can take a look for yourself, below.

BUSE:AKKO Income Statement, July 18th 2019
BUSE:AKKO Income Statement, July 18th 2019

How does AKKO’s size impact its beta?

AKKO Invest Nyrt is a rather small company. It has a market capitalisation of Ft890m, which means it is probably under the radar of most investors. Relatively few investors can influence the price of a smaller company, compared to a large company. This could explain the high beta value, in this case.

What this means for you:

Since AKKO Invest Nyrt tends to moves up when the market is going up, and down when it’s going down, potential investors may wish to reflect on the overall market, when considering the stock. In order to fully understand whether AKKO is a good investment for you, we also need to consider important company-specific fundamentals such as AKKO Invest Nyrt’s financial health and performance track record. I highly recommend you dive deeper by considering the following:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for AKKO’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for AKKO’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are AKKO’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other High-Performing Stocks: Are there other stocks that provide better prospects with proven track records? Explore our free list of these great stocks here.

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