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  1. Chesapeake Energy's 3 Key Financial Ratios (CHK)

    Understand how the 2016 energy market rout has impacted Chesapeake' business and its stock value as illustrated by some important ...
  2. Chipotle's 3 Key Financial Ratios (CMG)

    Explore why some financial ratios are most helpful in analyzing Chipotle's business amid its food safety scandal and understand ...
  3. Halliburton's 3 Key Financial Ratios (HAL)

    Explore the financial ratios that are most revealing to Halliburton's economies of scale, critical to the company's competitiveness ...
  4. Johnson Controls’ 3 Key Financial Ratios (JCI)

    Understand why financial ratios support the split of Johnson Controls' auto business from its main building management operations, ...
  5. Kinder Morgan's 3 Key Financial Ratios (KMI)

    Learn how some important financial ratios best explain key parts of Kinder Morgan's business and how any positive change ...
  6. Disney's 4 Key Financial Ratios (DIS)

    Learn about the financial ratios that are important in understanding Walt Disney Company; analyze the company's past performance ...
  7. Ford's 4 Key Financial Ratios (F)

    Learn about Ford Motor Company and how to analyze its business using financial ratios that help assess leverage, operations ...
  8. Wal-Mart's 5 Key Financial Ratios (WMT)

    Identify the five key financial ratios that fundamental analysts use to evaluate Wal-Mart's financial position and determine ...
  9. Toyota's 4 Key Financial Ratios (TM)

    Learn about important financial ratios for Toyota Motor Corporation that are crucial in evaluating the company's business ...
  10. Are Accelerating Buybacks Good News for Investors?

    Buybacks have helped drive stocks higher since 2009 and have accelerated in 2016. Is this still good news for investors? ...
  11. Globalization and the Butterfly Effect

    Discover how the butterfly effect applies to global capital markets and witness how chaos theory can describe market volatility.
  12. What to Expect From TransUnion's Earnings (TRU)

    TransUnion is not the only company to have struggled after recently launching an IPO. But few have had the level of stability ...
  13. How to Invest Your Excess Cash in Undervalued Securities

    Learn how even small investors can shoot for substantial capital gains by starting to invest their excess cash in undervalued ...
  14. Analyzing Microsoft's Return on Equity (ROE) (MSFT)

    Discover a detailed analysis of Microsoft's historical return on equity, and learn how its ROE stacks up to its competitors ...
  15. Google's 5 Key Financial Ratios (GOOG)

    Learn how calculating financial ratios such as the debt-to-equity ratio and price-to-earnings ratio helps investors evaluate ...
  16. Gilead's 3 Key Financial Ratios (GILD)

    Learn about key financial ratios for Gilead Sciences. Read about a large debt offering the company made in the third quarter ...
  17. Will Virtusa Corporation's Stock Keep Chugging in 2016? (VRTU)

    Read a thorough review and analysis of Virtusa Corporation's stock looking to project how well the stock is likely to perform ...
  18. What You Can Learn from Carl Icahn's Mistakes (LNG, FCX, CHK)

    Carl Icahn has been a stellar performer in the investment world for decades, but following his lead these days could be dangerous. ...
  19. Chipotle Served with Criminal Probe

    Chipotle's beat muted expectations and got a clear bill from the CDC, but it now appears that an investigation into its E.coli ...
  20. How to Analyze a Company's Inventory

    Discover how to analyze a company's inventory by understanding different types of inventory and doing a quantitative and ...
  21. Comcast Stock: A Dividend Analysis (CMCSA)

    Discover a detailed analysis of Comcast's dividend policy, and learn about its dividend coverage and payout ratios, which ...
  22. Qualcomm Stock: A Dividend Analysis (QCOM)

    Read an analysis of Qualcomm, Inc. and its dividends, which are poised to increase in the future due to the growing mobile ...
  23. China Mobile Stock: A Dividend Analysis (CHL)

    Learn the drivers of China Mobile's business and cash flow to help determine if it is a suitable component of a diversified ...
  24. BP Stock: A Dividend Analysis (BP)

    Discover an analysis of oil giant BP's dividend policy, and learn about the safety of its dividend and the effect of falling ...
  25. The 8 Highest Grossing Movies of 2015

    Count down the most popular films at the American box office in 2015, and learn how much they earned in the domestic and ...
  26. McDonald's Stock: A Dividend Analysis (MCD)

    Learn about the strength of McDonald's annual dividend through an analysis of its financial statements and several financial ...
  27. Oracle Stock: A Dividend Analysis (ORCL)

    Discover an analysis of Oracle's dividend policy and dividend ratios, which may indicate it is poised to continue raising ...
  28. Why Apple's iPhone Q4 Earnings Beat Droid's Lifetime Revenues

    In all, Android has earned about $31B for Google. Meanwhile, the iPhone has earned Apple some $32.2B in the last reported ...
  29. Johnson & Johnson P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    Calculating and analyzing Johnson and Johnson's P/E Ratio.
  30. Analyzing Wal-Mart's Return on Equity (WMT)

    Understand how Wal-Mart has maintained steady return on equity in recent years as its revenue and net income consistently ...
  31. Verizon Stock: A Dividend Analysis (VZ)

    Learn about the stability and sustainability of Verizon's dividend and discover which financial statement line items help ...
  32. Novartis Stock: A Dividend Analysis (NVS)

    Discover a detailed analysis of the dividend policy of Novartis AG, and learn about its financials, growth rates, and dividend ...
  33. Nike Stock: A Dividend Analysis (NKE)

    Learn about Nike and its dividend policy, and discover a detailed analysis of its financial statements, growth rates and ...
  34. Analyzing PepsiCo's Return on Equity (PEP)

    Understand recent trends in PepsiCo's return on equity, the factors that have contributed to its return on equity (ROE), ...
  35. Lockheed Martin P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick analysis of Lockheed Martin's P/E ratio.
  36. Kinder Morgan P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    The largest energy infrastructure company in America gets a quick calculation and analysis of its P/E ratio.
  37. Seadrill P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick calculation and analysis of Seadrill's P/E ratio.
  38. Saudi Aramco: An IPO for the World's Largest Firm?

    In an interview earlier this month, Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince Muhammad bin Salman told the Economist that he was ...
  39. Caterpillar's 3 Key Financial Ratios (CAT)

    Investigate how dividend payouts may have supported Caterpillar's investment worthiness in times of its sales slumps and ...
  40. Coca-Cola's 3 Key Financial Ratios (KO)

    Get insight into why some of Coca-Cola's financial ratios are not as good as those of its peers, especially PepsiCo's, and ...
  41. Yelp's 3 Key Financial Ratios (YELP)

    Find out why Yelp's current high sales growth rate may be misleading, and understand how the stock is overvalued absent solid ...
  42. How Banning Buybacks Would Help the Economy

    Stock buybacks are popular, but they're not helping the economy. Here's what would happen if they were banned.
  43. 4 Famous People Whose Finances Were Under Conservatorship

    Understand what conservatorship is and how it comes about during the legal process. Learn about four celebrities who were ...
  44. Apple's 3 Key Financial Ratios (AAPL)

    Find out that even for Apple, not every financial ratio reveals all things positive, and how a particular ratio may point ...
  45. Bank of America's 3 Key Financial Ratios (BAC)

    Discover some of the key financial ratios that show the quality of Bank of America's loan portfolio and how profitable the ...
  46. Wells Fargo's 3 Key Financial Ratios (WFC)

    Look at some of most important financial ratios for with Wells Fargo & Co. and understand why they are so important for ...
  47. Why Are Global Markets Freaking Out?

    Stock markets around the world are off to their worst year ever, but understanding what stocks are will take the mystery ...
  48. Stocks With Bubbles That Could Burst in 2016

    These are some of the over-valued stocks based on P/E and Forward P/E ratios. Will the bubbles burst in 2016?
  49. American Airlines P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (AAL, DAL)

    A quick analysis of American Airlines Group Inc., using the ubiquitous price-to-earnings ratio.
  50. How to Pick the Right Stockbroker

    A stockbroker can play an invaluable role in growing your investments, but not all brokers are created equally. Use this ...
  51. Procter & Gamble's 3 Key Financial Ratios (PG)

    Understand how sales growth has become a bigger challenge for Procter & Gamble and what impact it has on the company's ...
  52. Understanding Rights Issues

    Not sure what to do if a company invites you to buy more shares at discount? Here are some of your options.
  53. Dish Network's 3 Key Financial Ratios (DISH)

    Understand why some key financial ratios for Dish Network are universally worse than its peers' and the industry average ...
  54. Costco's 4 Key Financial Ratios (COST)

    Understand why low profitability ratios are good for Costco's business, have not hurt shareholder returns and, as a result, ...
  55. Toyota Stock: A Dividend Analysis (TM)

    Learn about Toyota Motor Corporation, its dividend policy, its historic dividend yield in comparison to the company's competitors ...
  56. Analyzing Costco's Return on Equity (COST)

    Understand Costco Wholesale Corporation's steadily increasing return on equity, what has driven the increases and how it ...
  57. GE P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick calculation and analysis of GE's trailing and forward P/E ratios.
  58. Boeing’s 3 Key Financial Ratios (BA)

    Learn about the reasons why narrow profit margins and a low sales growth rate have not prevented Boeing from achieving a ...
  59. Yahoo: An Activist Investment Analysis (YHOO)

    Learn about recent investor activism related to Yahoo. Find out which activist investor is involved, what it is recommending ...
  60. Sears's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SHLD)

    Understand how negative numbers related to Sears' sales, earnings and shareholders' equity may help explain the company's ...
  61. J.C. Penney's 3 Key Financial Ratios (JCP)

    Understand why chasing sales without ensuring profitability may be the wrong approach for JCPenney and the negative effects ...
  62. Best Record Keeping Software Products for Your Business

    Discover the importance of bookkeeping for your business and three of the best bookkeeping software options for your small ...
  63. Analyzing Coca-Cola's Return on Equity (KO)

    Understand the various factors causing Coca-Cola's recent decline in its return on equity ratio and how it compares to its ...
  64. Analyzing General Motors Company's Return on Equity (GM)

    Understand General Motors' return on equity (ROE) in recent years and what it tells investors about its overall performance ...
  65. General Electric's 3 Key Financial Ratios (GE)

    Understand the fundamental business reasons behind some of GE's lackluster financial ratios and know how to interpret the ...
  66. Priceline Group's 3 Key Financial Ratios (PCLN)

    Understand how the online travel agent market has evolved and how Priceline's financial ratios prove that it has successfully ...
  67. Costco P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick calculation and analysis of Costco's P/E ratio.
  68. How to Attend Berkshire Hathaway's Annual Meeting (BRK.A, BRK.B)

    An overview of what is required to go to the Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting.
  69. How To Calculate Your Investment Return

    How much are your investments actually returning? Find out why the method of calculation matters.
  70. Rite Aid P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (RAD, CVS)

    A quick analysis for the P/E ratio of Rite Aid Corp.
  71. Altria's P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (MO, RAI)

    Here's a look at Altria's price-to-earnings ratio and other metrics, and how the stock compares with rival Reynolds American.
  72. IAT: iShares US Regional Banks ETF

    Obtain information and analysis of the iShares US Regional Banks ETF for investors seeking particular exposure to regional ...
  73. JP Morgan Stock: A Dividend Analysis (JPM)

    Explore an detailed analysis of JPMorgan Chase's dividend and financial statements, and look at an analysis of its competitors' ...
  74. Breaking Down The Geometric Mean

    Understanding portfolio performance, whether for a self-managed, discretionary portfolio or a non-discretionary portfolio, ...
  75. 4 Utility Stocks that Outperformed Since 2010

    A look at four utility stocks that have outperformed the market for the last five years.
  76. T-Mobile's 3 Key Financial Ratios (TMUS)

    Learn about how certain financial ratios say about T-Mobile's business and why the ratio are where they are, plus what it ...
  77. Qualcomm's 3 Key Financial Ratios (QCOM)

    Understand what some of the financial ratios say about Qualcomm's changing business and what the future may hold for the ...
  78. Microsoft's 3 Key Financial Ratios (MSFT)

    Find out what the important financial ratios for Microsoft are and how they are applied to explain certain aspects of the ...
  79. Netflix's 3 Key Financial Ratios (NFLX)

    Understand the important financial ratios used to analyze growth companies such as Netflix, and what any ratio changes may ...
  80. Analyzing Ford's Return on Equity (ROE)

    Understand how to interpret Ford's recent return on equity (ROE) ratios, what they tell you about Ford's performance and ...
  81. AT&T's 3 Key Financial Ratios

    Understand how operating cash flow and debt usage are closely related to A&T's business, and why cash efficiency matters ...
  82. Understanding the Accounting of Private Equity Funds

    Read about private equity accounting and how it is different than that of other investment vehicles. The nature of private ...
  83. Home Depot's 6 Key Financial Ratios (HD)

    Learn about important financial ratios used to determine the performance of retailer Home Depot; these give a quick snapshot ...
  84. Chevron's 3 Key Financial Ratios (CVX)

    Learn about key financial ratios for Chevron. See how the company is paying a decent dividend yield and has manageable debt ...
  85. Microsoft's New Reporting Structure: A Closer Look (MSFT)

    Learn about the changes being made to the reporting structure of Microsoft's books and how they will affect the way investors ...
  86. Hewlett-Packard Company's 3 Key Financial Ratios (HPQ)

    Appreciate the business complexity behind the financial ratios for HP and understand how the ratios may be stated differently ...
  87. Yahoo's 3 Key Financial Ratios (YHOO)

    Understand key financial ratios that help explain Yahoo's current revenue and profit situations, as well as its P/E ratio ...
  88. Emerging Markets: Analyzing Russia's GDP

    Understanding the GDP composition of the world's largest country, Russia.
  89. 6 Wholly Owned Subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B)

    A look at some of the more than 50 privately held companies completely owned by Berkshire Hathaway.
  90. Kraft Heinz Company Stock: A Dividend Analysis (KHC)

    Read about the Kraft Heinz Company and its dividend. Explore the merged company's dividend strategy and what adding a stock ...
  91. 3 Waste Management Stocks That Outperformed Since 2010

    A look at three stocks in the environmental and waste management industry that have outperformed the market for the last ...
  92. Best Buy's Cyber Week: Will it Be a Winner?

    Best Buy has been one of the most up and down retailers over the years. It recently took an innovative step to improve performance. ...
  93. The U.S. Ranks 14th In Financial Literacy

    While the U.S. is the wealthiest country on the planet, the average American doesn't know much about basic financial matters. ...
  94. Roche Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Learn about Roche's financial strength via an examination of its financial statements, and discover the security of the company's ...
  95. Amazon's 3 Key Financial Ratios (AMZN)

    Get insights into the important financial ratios behind the Amazon growth story, and understand the implications as the ratios ...
  96. Understanding the Income Statement

    The best way to analyze a company—and figure out if it's worth investing in—is to know how to dissect its income statement. ...
  97. Wal-Mart's Share Repurchase Isn't All Good

    Wal-Mart announced huge internal investments along with an aggressive share repurchase program that isn't as good as it initially ...
  98. 5 Tips For Diversifying Your Portfolio

    A diversified portfolio will protect you in a tough market. Get some solid tips here!
  99. An Introduction To Depreciation

    Companies make choices and assumptions in calculating depreciation, and you need to know how these affect the bottom line. ...
  100. PEG Ratio Nails Down Value Stocks

    Learn how this simple calculation can help you determine a stock's earnings potential.
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