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  1. Amazon Stock: An Earnings Case Study (AMZN)

    Read this earnings analysis on Amazon, including comments on the company's historical earnings and breakdown of past and ...
  2. Starbucks Stock: An Earnings Case Study (SBUX)

    Learn how Starbucks has generated sales and earnings growth each year. Consider how the company measures average ticket sales ...
  3. 4 Oil Companies Swimming in Debt to Avoid (HK, SWN)

    Discover which oil and natural gas companies American investors should avoid in 2016, and why the industry is awash with ...
  4. The Debt Report: The Financials Sector

    Take a look at the evolution of debt-to-asset measurements across America's largest financial institutions during the 10 ...
  5. Global Energy: 3 Key Industry Players (SNP, XOM)

    Examine the stocks of some of the most important publicly traded companies in the critically important market sector of energy.
  6. The Debt Report: The Materials Sector

    Find out why the U.S. materials sector has accumulated more and more debt each year between 2011 and 2015, outstripping valuation ...
  7. Does 2016 Spell the End of a Global Debt Cycle?

    Examine the growth of global debt from 2010 to 2015. Emerging market debt has grown significantly, while advanced economy ...
  8. The Debt Report: The Utilities Sector

    Discover how blue chip U.S. utilities companies are using debt, and why it was important for the industry to deleverage after ...
  9. Who Are America's 7-Richest Senators?

    An overview of the seven wealthiest people in the U.S., and how they made their fortunes as well as a look at their various ...
  10. The 2 Top CFOs to Take Companies Public

    Learn why chief financial officers (CFOs) play a greater role in companies today and discover three of the top CFOs today, ...
  11. What Lenders Look At On Your Credit Report

    What do lenders consider when they look at your credit report? It’s a simple question with a complicated answer.
  12. The Financial Future of PPL Corp's Spinoff, Talen Energy (TLN)

    Explore the financial prospects for Talen Energy, the resulting company from PPL Corporation's spinoff, including the impact ...
  13. Singer’s Stake in Allergan Post Deal Breakup (AGN, PFE)

    Paul Singer increased his stake in Allergen by 204.75% in the fourth quarter. How will this impact his portfolio since the ...
  14. SandRidge's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SDOC)

    Learn more about SandRidge Energy, Inc., a history of the company's performance and financial stability through key financial ...
  15. 5 Reasons to Pay Attention to UnitedHealth's Financials (UNH)

    Find out why you should care about the financial statements for UnitedHealth Group, the nation's leading health carrier, ...
  16. Solar City's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SCTY)

    Learn about SolarCity Corporation and its three key financial ratios that will help you understand its business and financial ...
  17. How Central Banks Monetize Government Debt

    With its massive QE program and more recent adoption of negative interest rates, it looks like the BOJ is monetizing the ...
  18. Dissecting Declarations, Ex-Dividends and Record Dates

    Understanding the dates of the dividend payout process can be tricky. We clear up the confusion.
  19. Inventory Valuation For Investors: FIFO And LIFO

    We go over these methods of calculating this component of the balance sheet, and how the choice affects the bottom line. ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. Top 5 Positions in David Swensen's Portfolio

    Learn about David Swensen and the top five positions in his portfolio.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. Lockheed Martin's 3 Key Financial Ratios (LMT)

    Learn about Lockheed Martin's business by investigating three important financial ratios that determine profitability, return ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. American Airlines’ 3 Key Financial Ratios (AAL)

    Learn about the financial ratios that are important in understanding and evaluating the business and financial statements ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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.
  32. Analyzing IBM's Debt Ratios in 2016 (IBM)

    Look over the debt ratios for the IBM Corporation, such as its debt-to-equity ratio, its interest coverage ratio and its ...
  33. The Top 5 Positions in Bruce Berkowitz's Portfolio (SHLD, AIG)

    Learn more about successful value investor Bruce Berkowitz, along with information about his hedge fund and the top five ...
  34. China Life Insurance Stock: A Dividend Analysis (LFC)

    Review the dividend policy and balance sheet for China Life Insurance Company Ltd., one of the largest insurance companies ...
  35. Analyzing AT&T's Debt Ratios in 2016 (T)

    Learn about AT&T Inc. and its key debt ratios, such as the debt-to-equity ratio, interest coverage ratio and cash flow-to-debt ...
  36. United Continental's 5 Key Financial Ratios (UAL)

    Learn about the financial ratios used to measure liquidity, profitability, cash flow, leverage and capacity utilization for ...
  37. FireEye's 3 Key Financial Ratios (FEYE)

    Learn about FireEye, Inc.'s financial ratios, such as gross margin, operating margin and quick ratio, that are helpful to ...
  38. Top 5 Positions in Joel Greenblatt's Portfolio

    Learn about Gotham Asset Management's top holdings.
  39. Delta's 3 Key Financial Ratios (DAL)

    Learn why a smaller sales growth rate is actually good for an airline company such as Delta to achieve a better operating ...
  40. Top 5 Positions in Lee Ainslie's Portfolio (LBTYK, ARMK)

    Find out what the top five stocks are in the equity investment portfolio of Lee Ainslie, manager of the Maverick Capital ...
  41. Sales and Revenue Are Up, Why Is Amazon Down? (AMZN)

    Whether it's because of an inefficient stock market or great internal problems, Amazon's stock is down significantly in 2 ...
  42. Analyzing Apple's Debt Ratios in 2016 (AAPL)

    Discover detailed analyses of Apple's four debt ratios over quarterly and annual periods between 2014 and 2015, and learn ...
  43. Analyzing Coca-Cola's Debt Ratios in 2016 (KO)

    Explore analyses of Coca-Cola's three key debt ratios in 2016, and learn why the company may be too aggressive in its financial ...
  44. Is a Recession Coming? Check These Indicators

    These economic indicators may be pointing toward a recession.
  45. McKesson Corporation's 3 Key Financial Ratios (MCK)

    Learn about key financial ratios used for analyzing McKesson Corporation and why gross margin, asset turnover and dividend ...
  46. Baidu's 3 Key Financial Ratios (BIDU)

    Learn about Baidu Inc. and how to analyze its operations using financial ratios, such as the debt-to-equity ratio, operating ...
  47. Rite Aid's 4 Key Financial Ratios (RAD)

    Discover important financial ratios helpful in assessing Rite Aid's financial health, efficiency and ability to generate ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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? ...
  55. Globalization and the Butterfly Effect

    Discover how the butterfly effect applies to global capital markets and witness how chaos theory can describe market volatility.
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. Johnson & Johnson P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    Calculating and analyzing Johnson and Johnson's P/E Ratio.
  70. 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 ...
  71. Verizon Stock: A Dividend Analysis (VZ)

    Learn about the stability and sustainability of Verizon's dividend and discover which financial statement line items help ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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), ...
  75. Lockheed Martin P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick analysis of Lockheed Martin's P/E ratio.
  76. 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.
  77. Seadrill P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick calculation and analysis of Seadrill's P/E ratio.
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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.
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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?
  89. 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.
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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, ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. GE P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick calculation and analysis of GE's trailing and forward P/E ratios.
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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