This is probably not a strict TA question, but I'm not sure where to ask it: what characteristic(s) would you use to describe a stock that (historically) traverses a high percent price range? In other words, over a specific time period, how would one numerically assess a stock's "covered ground"? Imagine a stock currently at $100 that, over the course of a year ran from $90 to $110 and then back to $100. It traversed $30 (so I'd say it has a 30% "range", for lack of a better word). It's not beta. It's not a classic indicator like MACD or RSI or whatever else is out there (that in my mind tend to not be all that reliable). It's more of a fingerprint. What would you call it? Is it screenable? Obviously I'm curious about identifying stocks that "move". I know a few, mostly ones that tend to trend in one direction for specific reasons (consistent buybacks, or maybe headwinds like contango on a commodity, etc.). Am I making any sense? Obviously, I can take a given underlying and jam it into Excel, do something like calculate a couple of moving averages, and calculate price movement between moving average crossovers. (Pick your metric.) But that's laborious and clumsy. Is there a parameter like beta that points to what I'm thinking about? Thanks for any thoughts . . . and if there are similar threads and or links to articles, I am not averse to reading!