Best Buy Downside Variance

BBY -- USA Stock  

USD 75.88  1.19  1.59%

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Best Buy Co has current Downside Variance of 2.52. Downside Variance (or DV) is measured by target semi-variance and is termed downside volatility. It is expressed in percentages and therefore allows for rankings in the same way as variance. One way to view downside volatility is the annualized variance of returns below the target.
Best Buy 
Downside Variance 
 = 
SUM(RET DEV)2 
N(ER) 
 = 
2.52
SUM =   Summation notation
RET DEV =   Actual returns deviation over selected period
N(ER) =   Number of points with returns less than expected return for the period

Downside Variance Comparison

Best Buy Co is rated second in downside variance category among related companies. It is rated below average in maximum drawdown category among related companies reporting about  2.46  of Maximum Drawdown per Downside Variance. The ratio of Maximum Drawdown to Downside Variance for Best Buy Co is roughly  2.46 
Downside Variance is the probability-weighted squared below-target returns. The squaring of the below-target returns has the effect of penalizing failures at an exponential rate. This is consistent with observations made on the behavior of individual decision-making under.
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