In this edition of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Brendan Mathews take a question from a reader who asks, "Is there any specific reason why Control4 ( CTRL ) is pretty volatile? Seems like it's up or down over 5% everyday!"
Jason points out that there are a couple of contributing factors to Control4's volatility. Number one is the fact that it's a small cap company that is playing into the beginning stages of a very big long-term trend in the smart home and the Internet of Things. Secondly, Control4 has a very small number of shares that float on the open market compared to other big tech companies like Google ( GOOGL -0.60% ) for example which means that the share price can be more subject to big swings.