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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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, ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Top 5 Positions in Longleaf Partners' Portfolio

    Learn about the largest positions in Longleaf Partners' portfolio. Find out how those holdings performed in recent periods ...
  9. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. Analyzing J.C Penney's Return on Equity (ROE) (JCP, M)

    Understand how sagging net income and razor-thin margins have been a drag on J.C. Penney's return on equity (ROE) in the ...
  15. Analyzing M&T Bank Corporation's Return on Equity (MTB)

    Discover M&T Bank Corporation's present financial standing along with an analysis of past and present return on equity (ROE) ...
  16. The Top 5 Positions in Credit Suisse's Portfolio (CS)

    Take a look inside the in-house investment portfolio of Credit Suisse Bank and learn about the bank's top five stock holdings ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. Seadrill's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SDRL)

    Analyze the key financial ratios for the offshore drilling company Seadrill, including return on assets (ROA), net margin ...
  19. Analyzing Sears' Return on Equity (SHLD)

    Gain a better understanding of Sears' precarious financial position by evaluating its ROE and the factors that have pushed ...
  20. Analyzing Disney's Return on Equity (DIS)

    Analyze Disney's return on equity (ROE) and understand why improvements in the company's profit margin has driven ROE upward ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. Analyzing Comcast's Debt Ratios in 2016 (CMCSA)

    Evaluate Comcast's most important debt ratios, and determine whether the company is using debt responsibly and capable of ...
  23. Johnson Controls Parting with Its Security Systems Business (JCI, VSR)

    Read about the sale of Johnson Controls' government-focused system integration business, and learn how the sale affects both ...
  24. Activision Blizzard: Will Warcraft Movie Save the Day? (ATVI)

    Understand Activision Blizzard's trends and its most popular game, "World of Warcraft," and learn why its stock will perform ...
  25. The Top 5 Positions in Stephen Schwarzman's Portfolio (HLT, NXPI)

    Explore analyses of the top five positions in Stephen Schwarzman's portfolio, and learn about his position size in these ...
  26. The 3 Best Performing Asset Classes in the Last 20 Years

    Find out which three asset classes have been the best performers over the last 20 years, and why looking at just nominal ...
  27. The Case for Emerging Markets in 2016

    Read a bearish take on emerging market equities and bonds for 2016 and why structural and political challenges could signal ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 3D Systems Corporations’ 4 Key Financial Ratios (DDD)

    Learn about the key ratios for analyzing 3D Systems and find out how analysts measure operational efficiency, growth potential ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. Analyzing Invensense's Return on Equity (INVN)

    Analyze InvenSense's return on equity (ROE), and understand why declining net income resulting from R&D expenses has driven ...
  32. Marathon Petroleum Corporation: An Activist Investment Analysis (MPC, MPLX)

    Learn about Jana Partners' 2012 activist campaign with Marathon Petroleum. Find out how the hedge fund influenced the spinoff ...
  33. Analyzing Wal-Mart's Debt Ratios in 2016 (WMT)

    Analyze Wal-Mart's debt-to-equity ratio, interest coverage ratio and cash flow-to-debt ratio to evaluate the company's financial ...
  34. Analyzing Delta's Return on Equity (DAL)

    Learn about Delta Air Lines' return on equity (ROE). Find out how net margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact ...
  35. Analyzing Priceline Group's Return on Equity (PCLN)

    Learn about Priceline's return on equity (ROE) relative to its peers and past performance. Find out how net margin, financial ...
  36. Analyzing GoPro's Return on Equity (GPRO)

    Learn about GoPro's return on equity (ROE) in 2015. What factors have shaped ROE over time? How does GoPro's ROE compare ...
  37. Delta Vs. American Airlines: Why Delta is Flying Higher (DAL, AAL)

    Find out why Delta shares have outperformed American Airlines. How has load factor impacted revenue per available seat mile ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. Top 5 Positions in Steve Mandel's Portfolio

    Learn about the top five positions in the billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Mandel's portfolio and fundamental ratios ...
  40. Analyzing Amgen's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (AMGN)

    Learn about Amgen's price ratios and profitability ratios and discover why it has one of the highest profit margins in the ...
  41. Top 5 Positions in Joel Greenblatt's Portfolio

    Learn about Gotham Asset Management's top holdings.
  42. 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 ...
  43. Is Now the Right Time to Buy Russian Stocks?

    Examine the state of the Russian equity market entering 2016 and learn why adding Russian stocks to your investment portfolio ...
  44. Why Investors Have Reason to Be Optimistic

    A broad measure of global equities (the MSCI ACWI Index) entered a bear market recently. And fears over the banking sector ...
  45. Dow Jones Stocks: 3 to Avoid in 2016

    Discover three Dow stocks that have an even worse outlook for 2016 than the broader index, which is mired in uncertainty ...
  46. 5 Ways to Identify 2016 Dow Laggards

    These five simple methods will sort 2016 Dow components into leader and laggard lists, allowing analysis of broader market ...
  47. 2 Tech Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (IMOS, BCOR)

    Consider technology sector stocks as interest rates rise, since they typically have low debt loads. Find bargains among stocks ...
  48. 2 Healthcare Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (ACHC, ALQA)

    Adopt a strategy of value investing and buy undervalued stocks in the defensive health care sector, such as Acadia Healthcare ...
  49. 3 Volatile Financials Stocks for the Risk Taker

    Explore detailed analyses of three volatile stocks that risk-taking investors should consider in 2016, and learn about their ...
  50. What is a Bond ETF?

    Learn about the basics of bond ETFs. As a reminder, an ETF is a fund that trades on an exchange like a stock that bundles ...
  51. Best Websites to Find News On Rite Aid and to Stay On Top Of Its Stock (RAD)

    Learn where Rite Aid investors can look online to find the most up-to-date information on the company and the drugstore industry ...
  52. Will FANG Become Toothless Tigers in 2016? (FB,AMZN,NFLX,GOOGL)

    Based on analysts' 12-month target prices, last year's hottest stocks - Netflix and Amazon.com - are expected to gain 40% ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. Analyzing Lockheed Martin's Return on Equity (LMT)

    Learn about Lockheed Martin's return on equity (ROE). Find out how DuPont analysis explains ROE relative to Lockheed's aerospace ...
  57. GAMCO Investors: An Activist Investor Analysis (GBL, AC)

    Read about famous investor Mario Gabelli and his activist firm, GAMCO Asset Management, which faced a series of challenges ...
  58. Small Cap Vs. Mid Cap Vs. Large Cap Stocks in 2016

    Find out what to expect from small-, mid- and large-cap stocks in 2016, learn and why markets might not perform much better ...
  59. Analyzing Alibaba Group's Return on Equity (ROE) (BABA)

    Learn about Alibaba's return on equity, and find out how net profit margin, the asset turnover ratio and financial leverage ...
  60. Analyzing American Airlines’ Return on Equity (AAL)

    Learn about American Airlines' return on equity (ROE). Find out why American's ROE is now positive and how financial leverage ...
  61. Analyzing Apple's Return on Equity (AAPL)

    Learn about Apple's return on equity (ROE) in fiscal 2015, and find out how net profit margin, financial leverage and asset ...
  62. Analyzing Facebook's Return on Equity (FB)

    Learn about Facebook's return on equity (ROE), and find out how it compares to its peers. Discover how net margin, asset ...
  63. Analyzing Seagate Technology's Return on Equity (STX)

    Learn about Seagate Technology's return on equity (ROE). Find out how net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage ...
  64. Analyzing United Continental's Return on Equity (UAL)

    Lean about United Continental's return on equity (ROE). Find out how DuPont analysis isolates the impacts of net margin, ...
  65. Is Chipotle Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (CMG)

    Learn about Chipotle's outlook and the stock's suitability for various retirement investments.
  66. 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 ...
  67. Heavy Metals Rising (DBB, SLV, AKS)

    Metals and even heavy metals are rallying. Here's the outlook and the opportunities.
  68. Ways TeamHealth Buyout Will Drive Growth at IPC (TMH)

    Understand what the company TeamHealth Holdings does and why it was interested in a buyout with IPC Healthcare. Learn about ...
  69. Analyzing Comcast's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (CMCSA)

    Learn about Comcast Corporation and its key metrics, such as the price/earnings to growth ratio, dividend yield, operating ...
  70. Analyzing Toyota's Return on Equity (ROE)

    Analyze the return on equity of Toyota Motor Corporation and understand how the company's net margin has driven its ROE up ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 3 Popular Small-Cap Stocks to Avoid in 2016 (X, GPRO)

    Learn about market conditions in the United States that could impact returns in 2016 and the top three popular small-cap ...
  73. Analyzing GE's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (GE)

    Learn about General Electric and its financial metrics that help investors analyze the company's relative valuation and profitability.
  74. Analyzing Wal-Mart's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (WMT)

    Learn about Wal-Mart Stores' price and profitability ratios, such as the price-to-sales ratio, dividend yield, operating ...
  75. Analyzing UnitedHealth Group’s Return on Equity (UNH)

    Learn more about the outlook for UnitedHealth Group in 2016, and discover the company's historical and future return on equity ...
  76. Analyzing Wells Fargo's Return on Equity (WFC)

    Examine Wells Fargo & Company's return on equity and how stacks up against its major competitors, along with future projections ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. Analyzing IBM's Price and Profitability Ratios in 2016 (IBM)

    Explore how IBM's past performance may be used to predict its stock and profitability ratios in 2016 and why business fundamentals ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. Analyzing Coca-Cola's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (KO)

    Learn about Coca-Cola's price and profitability ratios, such as the price-to-earnings ratio, dividend yield, operating margin ...
  81. Analyzing AT&T's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (T)

    Conduct fundamental analysis on AT&T by examining its price and profitability ratios.
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. Analyzing Pepsico's Debt Ratios in 2016 (PEP)

    Learn about PepsiCo and its financial leverage by looking at its debt-to-equity ratio, interest-coverage ratio and operating ...
  85. 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, ...
  86. Analyzing Verizon's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (VZ)

    Learn about Verizon Communication and its key metrics, such as the price-to-earnings ratio, dividend yield, net margin and ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. Is It Time to Revisit Shiloh Industries? (SHLO)

    Examine the current state of Shiloh Industries Inc. entering 2016, and obtain investment analysis for investors considering ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. Is PrivateBancorp's Run About to End? (PVTB)

    Take a look at PrivateBancorp's recent stock performance, with analysis designed to help investors considering the stock ...
  94. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Silver Stocks for 2016 (GPL, LODE)

    Uncover five promising micro-cap companies doing business in the silver-mining industry that investors can consider for their ...
  95. Do Declining Corporate Margins Point To Recession in 2016?

    Learn how declining profit margins have foretold nearly every recession of the past 50 years, and analyze whether they may ...
  96. 3 Companies With High Working Capital (GT, GILD)

    Learn about working capital, its importance in determining corporate financial stability and three stocks with high working ...
  97. A Shopping List for Bargain Hunters

    Against the backdrop in the global markets, bargain-hunting investors are asking whether there may be opportunities.
  98. Gold ETFs Top Performers: Is It Too Far Too Fast? (GLD,GDX)

    Gold ETFs have surged in recent weeks. Is it too far too fast? Here’s the short-term and long-term outlook.
  99. Why You Need to Watch Small Caps (IWM)

    Small cap performance impacts broad market tone and direction while revealing important details about market psychology. ...
  100. Will Oprah's Weight Watchers Bet Pay Off? (WTW)

    Weight Watchers is stuck in a holding pattern, while analysts and the public wait and see if Oprah's participation yields ...
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