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  1. Analyzing ConocoPhillips’ Return on Equity (COP, XOM)

    Analyze the return on equity (ROE) of ConocoPhillips, and understand how falling earnings and margins amid low oil prices ...
  2. Understanding The Cash Conversion Cycle

    Find out how a simple calculation can help you uncover the most efficient companies.
  3. How To Analyze A Company's Financial Position

    Find out how to calculate important ratios and compare them to market value.
  4. The Difference Between Finance And Economics

    Learn the differences between these closely related disciplines and how they inform and influence each other.
  5. How To Use The P/E Ratio And PEG To Tell A Stock's Future

    While the price-to-earnings ratio is commonly used for assessing stock prices, the price/earnings-to-growth ratio offers ...
  6. Market Value Versus Book Value

    Understanding the difference between book value and market value is a simple yet fundamentally critical component to analyze ...
  7. The Top 5 Micro Cap Hardware Stocks for 2016 (DGII, UCTT)

    Discover five compelling microcap hardware stocks for 2016. Find out how growth outlook, valuation and analyst recommendations ...
  8. Analyzing FireEye's Return on Equity (FEYE, ANGI)

    Find out why FireEye had negative ROE in 2015. Learn how FireEye compares to peers on net profit margin, asset turnover ratio ...
  9. Why Millennial Women are Tuning into their Finances

    We take a closer look at sentiment among millennial women revealed some key differences when compared to millennial men and ...
  10. Acadian Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (STT)

    Take a closer look at Acadian Asset Management, the Boston-based global equity investment advisory firm that specializes ...
  11. Analyzing FuelCell Energy’s Return on Equity (FCEL, PLUG)

    Analyze FuelCell's return on equity (ROE) and understand the components that have kept the company from generating earnings ...
  12. Analyzing Tata Motors Limited's Return on Equity (TTM, F)

    Explore Tata Motors' calendar-year 2015 return on equity (ROE). Find out how profit margin, asset turnover and financial ...
  13. Analyzing LKQ Corp's Return on Equity (LKQ, DLPH)

    Explore LKQ Corp's recent operating performance to see what factors are driving return on equity (ROE). How does ROE compare ...
  14. Analyzing Tesla's Return on Equity (TSLA, FCAU)

    Learn about Tesla's return on equity (ROE). With DuPont analysis, discover why ROE has been negative since Tesla's IPO and ...
  15. 5 Reasons West Pharmaceutical Services Should Be Shorted (WST)

    Discover why declining fundamentals, currency woes, high valuations and recent performance have set West Pharmaceutical stock ...
  16. Analyzing Marvell Technology Group's Return on Equity (MRVL, TSM)

    Learn about Marvell Technologies' return on equity (ROE), and find out how net margin, financial leverage and asset turnover ...
  17. Analyzing Petroleo Brasileiro's Return on Equity (PBR, XOM)

    Analyze the return on equity (ROE) of Petroleo Brasileiro, and identify the key factors that have driven the company's ROE ...
  18. Analyzing Zynga's Return on Equity (ZNGA, EA)

    Analyze Zynga's return on equity, and understand why sustained net losses and negative margins have kept the company's ROE ...
  19. AutoNation Vs. CarMax: Comparing Under The Hood (AN, KMX)

    Explore the recent financial performance and outlook for AutoNation and CarMax. Learn how they compare on growth, financial ...
  20. How the Selfie Obsession Is Driving GoPro's Stock Price (GPRO, AAPL)

    Understand how the selfie craze has driven the performance of GoPro's stock up and down, and investigate what the future ...
  21. Manhattan Associates Continues to Rally: What's Next? (MANH)

    Analyze the current state of Manhattan Associates stock by evaluating the company's fundamentals and comparing its valuations ...
  22. 3 Volatile Consumer Discretionary Stocks for the Risk Taker (PCLN, CMG)

    Learn why Priceline, Chipotle and Wynn Resorts represent a few of the best volatile stocks on the market for investors willing ...
  23. The 3 Most Shorted Stocks in the Dow (CAT, BA)

    Identify the three most shorted Dow stocks in 2016, and understand the factors that have made short sellers bearish on these ...
  24. The 3 Drivers Behind AON's Impressive Stock Performance (AON)

    Identify the key factors that led to Aon's excellent stock performance from 2011 to 2014 and understand why the stock has ...
  25. The Economics Behind Designer Heels (TWX, MC)

    Discover the factors and trends that impact the rising cost of designer heels. The cost of materials pushes the cost of designer ...
  26. 3 Volatile Consumer Staples Stocks for the Risk Taker (WFM, SFM)

    Explore detailed analyses of three volatile consumer staple stocks, and learn why they may be poised to rise in 2016 after ...
  27. 2 Stocks to Invest in After January's Meltdown (LUV, AMT)

    Find stocks at bargain prices after the January 2016 stock market meltdown, while focusing on companies with little reliance ...
  28. What Big Data Can Tell us about the Economy

    Given recent market turbulence, it’s no wonder that investors are wondering whether the economy is heading in the right direction. ...
  29. What Medtronic Plans to Gain From Its Acquisition of Medina Medical (MDT)

    Learn about Medtronic's acquisition of Medina Medical. Find out why Medtronic wanted Medina's product portfolio and how it ...
  30. Analyzing Transocean's Return on Equity (RIG)

    Learn about the factors influencing Transocean's return on equity (ROE). How has its net margin influenced its ROE and how ...
  31. 3 Volatile Technology Stocks for the Risk Taker (GOOGL, FB)

    The tech sector has been experiencing a high degree of volatility. Learn about the top three technology stocks poised to ...
  32. Is American Airlines Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (AAL)

    Learn about the long-term investment thesis for American Airlines. Find out if American Airlines' stock is right for your ...
  33. Analyzing Arena Pharma's Return on Equity (ARNA, IMGN)

    Explore Arena Pharmaceutical's return on equity (ROE) and find out what is driving its significant negative returns. Find ...
  34. Analyzing Yahoo's Return on Equity (YHOO)

    Learn about Yahoo's return on equity (ROE) and find out how net margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact its ...
  35. 3 Reasons to be Bearish on Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH)

    Explore three reasons investors should be bearish on Community Health Systems. Learn how recent financial results have influenced ...
  36. Analyzing Gilead's Return on Equity (GILD, NVO)

    Explore Gilead Science's 2015 return on equity (ROE). Learn about the impact of net margin, asset turnover and financial ...
  37. The Top 5 Positions in Ken Fisher's Portfolio (AMZN, LQD)

    Pay attention to whether Amazon.com, Inc. remains the top holding of Fisher Asset Management despite a 27% share price drop ...
  38. Analyzing Chevron's Return on Equity (CVX, XOM)

    Learn why Chevron's ROE has fallen in recent years as oil prices have declined and the company's large capital spending projects ...
  39. Analyzing Micron's Return on Equity (MU, NVDA)

    Learn about Micron Technology's return on equity. What does DuPont analysis tell investors about the company's ROE relative ...
  40. Analyzing Qualcomm's Return on Equity (QCOM)

    Learn about Qualcomm's return on equity. Find out how net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact ROE ...
  41. Analyzing McKesson's Return on Equity (MCK, CAH)

    Analyze McKesson's return on equity (ROE), including how it compares to historical performance and its peers, and what factors ...
  42. Analyzing Oracle's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (ORCL)

    Understand Oracle Corporation's business by taking a close look at its profitability and price ratios.
  43. Top 5 Positions in John Griffin's Portfolio

    Learn more about "tiger cub" John Griffin and discover the top five holdings in his portfolio.
  44. Analyzing GoldCorp's Return on Equity (GG)

    Discover more about the five-year history of Goldcorp, Inc., including historical return on equity (ROE) analysis and future ...
  45. Analyzing EMC's Return on Equity (ROE)

    Learn about EMC's return on equity (ROE). Find out how net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact ROE ...
  46. Analyzing Bank of America's Return on Equity (BAC)

    Discover analysts 2016 outlook for Bank of America Corporation, including a look at the company's past, present and future ...
  47. Analyzing Johnson & Johnson's Return on Equity (JNJ, PFE)

    Learn about Johnson & Johnson's recent return on equity, what has driven the recent trends, and how it compares to competitors ...
  48. Gilead's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (GILD)

    Discover the top three most profitable products generating over 65% of sales for Gilead Sciences to understand if this stock ...
  49. Analyzing Solar City's Return on Equity (SCTY, SPWR)

    Learn why SolarCity has had years of negative ROEs and what has caused the loss of earnings. Also understand how its future ...
  50. Analyzing T-Mobile's Return on Equity (TMUS, RCI)

    Learn about T-Mobile's return on equity (ROE). How has its ROE changed with its net margin over recent years, and how does ...
  51. Vestas Wind Systems: Time to Invest?

    Examine the history and recent performance of Vestas Wind Systems, and learn why the company's stock may be poised to surge ...
  52. Analyzing Halliburton's Return on Equity (HAL, BHI)

    Analyze Halliburton's 2015 return on equity (ROE). Find out how profitability, leverage and asset turnover impact ROE and ...
  53. Northfield Bancorp: Can It Turn Things Around in 2016? (NFBK, HWDY)

    Take a look at a review and analysis of Northfield Bancorp, Inc. stock, and learn why it is poised to bounce back from its ...
  54. Liberty Global: Time to Invest? (LBTYA)

    Analyze the communications services provider Liberty Global PLC and determine the likelihood of a stock turnaround.
  55. Will Abercrombie & Fitch's Transformation Save Its Stock? (ANF)

    Learn how, beset by competitive pressures and backlash against a perceived elitist attitude, Abercrombie & Fitch has recaptured ...
  56. HEICO Corp: Will Its Stock Keep Flying? (HEI)

    Obtain a current analysis of HEICO Corporation stock to find out whether or not the aerospace products supplier will keep ...
  57. Analyzing Kinder Morgan's Return on Equity (KMI, WMB)

    Analyze Kinder Morgan's return on equity (ROE) since 2009, and understand how oil price volatility and a large acquisition ...
  58. Diamond In The Rough: Valero Energy Corporation

    Take a look at Valero Energy Corporation to discover why the stock has outperformed, and may continue to do so, in the energy ...
  59. Altria's 3 Key Financial Ratios (MO)

    Learn about Altria Group, a producer of tobacco products, and learn about its business by taking a closer look at its key ...
  60. Capitol Federal Financial Inc: Time to Invest? (CFFN)

    Take a look at the current position of Capitol Federal Financial stock, with analysis for investors who are considering adding ...
  61. Analyzing Actavis' Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (AGN)

    Analyze several price ratios and profitability ratios to evaluate the specialty pharmaceutical company, Allergan PLC.
  62. Analyzing Oracle's Debt Ratios in 2016 (ORCL, SAP)

    Learn how the debt ratio, debt-to-equity ratio and debt-to-capital ratio are used to evaluate Oracle Corp.'s liabilities, ...
  63. 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 analyzing ...
  64. Zynga's 3 Key Financial Ratios (ZNGA)

    Analyze the key financial ratios for multimedia and graphics company Zynga, including its return on assets, net margin and ...
  65. Verint Systems: Time to Invest? (VRNT)

    Understand how Verint's strong fundamentals make its stock worth considering for 2016, and identify potential red flags, ...
  66. Analyzing PepsiCo's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (PEP, KO)

    Understand how PepsiCo's diverse product offerings and effective use of assets have affected the company's margins, ROA and ...
  67. Analyzing Seadrill's Return on Equity (SDRL)

    Learn about the factors driving Seadrill's return on equity (ROE). Find out how Seadrill's ROE compares to contract drilling ...
  68. Invensense's 3 Key Financial Ratios (INVN)

    Learn why return on equity, return on assets and net margin are InvenSense's key ratios, and discover what these ratios mean ...
  69. Analyzing Under Armour's Return on Equity (UA)

    Analyze Under Armour's return on equity (ROE) and understand how the company's strong and consistent net margins have resulted ...
  70. Analyzing Pfizer's Return on Equity (ROE) (PFE)

    Analyze the return on equity (ROE) of Pfizer and understand how changes in the company's net margin have driven its ROE up ...
  71. Analyzing Netflix's Return on Equity (NFLX)

    Analyze the return on equity (ROE) of Netflix, and understand the factors that have caused this metric to oscillate wildly ...
  72. Analyzing GE's Return on Equity (GE, MMM)

    Analyze the return on equity (ROE) of GE, and understand the factors that drove it sharply from positive to negative in the ...
  73. Analyzing General Electric's Debt Ratios in 2016 (GE)

    Evaluate GE's debt picture using the most important metrics for a large-cap conglomerate, including the debt-to-equity (D/E) ...
  74. Why Retirees Are Carrying More Debt Than Ever

    It was recently discovered that as people reach retirement they are carrying more debt than ever before.
  75. Analyzing Kinder Morgan's Debt Ratios in 2016 (KMI)

    Discover detailed analyses of Kinder Morgan's debt ratios, and learn why the company is highly leveraged and may be in poor ...
  76. Ford Vs. Dodge: Comparing Under the Hood (F, FCAU)

    Explore the recent financial performance of Ford Motor Company and Dodge's parent company, Fiat Chrysler, comparing growth, ...
  77. Analyzing Advanced Micro Devices’ Return on Equity (AMD)

    Learn about Advanced Micro Devices' ROE in 2015. Find out why this metric was not meaningful, and what investors should expect ...
  78. Tesla's 3 Key Financial Ratios (TSLA)

    Learn about Tesla Motors, Inc. and the company's key financial ratios, such as gross margin, operating margin and inventory ...
  79. Lockheed Martin's 3 Key Financial Ratios (LMT)

    Learn about Lockheed Martin's business by investigating three important financial ratios that determine profitability, return ...
  80. Celgene's 3 Key Financial Ratios (CELG)

    Learn about Celgene Corporation and its key financial ratios, such as the debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio, operating margin and ...
  81. American Airlines’ 3 Key Financial Ratios (AAL)

    Learn about the financial ratios that are important in understanding and evaluating the business and financial statements ...
  82. Financial Analysis: Solvency Vs. Liquidity Ratios

    Solvency and liquidity are equally important for a company's financial health. A number of financial ratios are used to measure ...
  83. How to Calculate Required Rate of Return

    The required rate of return is used by investors and corporations to evaluate investments. Find out how to calculate it. ...
  84. The 4 Cheapest Stocks in the S&P 500 Index

    Analyze the four cheapest stocks in the S&P 500 Index and discover how the U.S. equity market selloff and corporate actions ...
  85. 2 Consumer Staples Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (WBA, FLO)

    Consider the fundamentals for Walgreens Boots Alliance and Flowers Foods as post-earnings report price reductions create ...
  86. 3 Companies With Low Working Capital (AREX, NDLS)

    Learn about low working capital, how to calculate it, how it can impact a company's outlook and three stocks that currently ...
  87. 3 Utilities Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

    Watch for utilities sector laggard NRG Energy, Inc. and its yieldco NRG Yield, Inc. to improve their performances during ...
  88. 2 Industrials Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (XLI, AME)

    Watch for Ametek and Steelcase to climb above their respective 50-day moving averages for the first time in 2016 as a result ...
  89. Pfizer's 3 Key Financial Ratios (PFE)

    Learn about three important financial ratios that help understand Pfizer, Inc. business and analyze the company's financial ...
  90. Johnson & Johnson's 3 Key Financial Ratios (JNJ)

    Learn about Johnson & Johnson and its financial ratios, such as operating margin, return on invested capital (ROIC) and capital ...
  91. Analyzing Amgen's Debt Ratios in 2016 (AMGN)

    Learn about Amgen Inc. and its key debt ratios, such as the debt-to-equity ratio, interest coverage ratio and cash flow-to-debt ...
  92. 2 Consumer Discretionary Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (BLMN, TIF)

    Discover whether consumer discretionary stocks Bloomin' Brands and Tiffany $ Co., which are trading at their 52-week lows, ...
  93. 5 Best Stocks in a Rising Rate Environment (TCBI, ZION)

    Get information and current analysis on five of the best potential stocks for investors to consider in a rising interest ...
  94. Analyzing Apple's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (AAPL)

    Analyze Apple's historical price and profitability ratios, and learn why these ratios make it an attractive investment in ...
  95. Is Facebook Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (FB)

    Learn about Facebook's long-term outlook and relative valuation, and find out whether it is better suited for a Traditional ...
  96. PepsiCo's Snacks Vs. Beverage Business: What's the Focus? (PEP)

    Find out if PepsiCo focuses more on its snack or beverage business, and learn about the financial contribution and growth ...
  97. Free Cash Flow: Free, But Not Always Easy

    Free cash flow is a great gauge of corporate health, but it's not immune to accounting trickery.
  98. Analyzing Rite Aid's Return on Equity (RAD)

    Understand why Rite Aid has not reported a return on equity (ROE) value since 2008, and learn why the company's problems ...
  99. What to Look for in Turnaround Stocks

    The year's off to a volatile start, creating an opportunity for investors to get some bargains. But they have to be careful ...
  100. Analyzing Verizon's Debt Ratios in 2016 (VZ)

    Analyze Verizon's key debt ratios, and understand how the company has been able to expand in recent years by safely increasing ...
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