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  1. Understanding the Profitability Index

    The profitability index (PI) is a modification of the net present value method of assessing an investment’s attractiveness.
  2. Should You Short These Debt-Laden Stocks?

    These stocks have high debt-to-equity ratios making them prime candidates to short.
  3. 3 Stocks To Buy and Hold For the Rest of 2015

    One of the dominant themes to consider for 2015 is the normalization of monetary policy as the Fed raises interest rates.
  4. Whole Foods, Price Gouging And Sky-High Margins

    Over the years Whole Foods Market has grown to have more than 360 stores in the US and abroad. However, this company is not ...
  5. What happens to the company stock if a subsidiary gets spun off?

    Learn what happens to a company's stock if a subsidiary gets spun off. Spinoffs are typically bullish catalysts for a company ...
  6. Why would a company use a form of long-term debt to capitalize operations versus ...

    Learn about the different consequences of using long-term debt versus equity to raise capital for business activity, and ...
  7. What Book Value Of Equity Per Share (BVPS) ratio indicates a buy signal?

    Find out more about book value of equity per share, what BVPS measures and how to determine what level of BVPS indicates ...
  8. What are some tactics businesses can use to increase unlevered free cash flow?

    Learn about ways firms increase their unlevered free cash flow through inventory management, capital expenditures, increased ...
  9. What level of annual growth is common for companies in the Internet sector?

    Learn what level of annual growth is common for companies in the Internet sector in terms of revenue growth and earnings ...
  10. What are some common cash-debt strategies that occur during a spinoff?

    Learn how a parent company can utilize cash-debt strategies in a spinoff process to deleverage and gain value by monetizing ...
  11. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  12. What are common growth rates that should be analyzed when considering the future ...

    Learn about some of the most commonly used measures for evaluating a company's future growth prospects and analyzing it as ...
  13. What metrics are often used to evaluate companies in the drugs sector?

    Learn about some of the equity evaluation metrics that are most frequently used for examining companies in the pharmaceutical ...
  14. How does an investor compute a Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate of Sales for an automotive ...

    Learn how the seasonally adjusted annual sales rate for auto companies is computed, and the significance of seasonality for ...
  15. Calculating Unlevered Free Cash Flow

    Unlevered free cash flow (UFCF) is the free cash flow of a business before interest payments.
  16. How does Net Operating Profit After Tax give a clearer view of the operating efficiency ...

    Understand how net operating profit after tax gives a clearer view of the operating efficiency of a company in relation to ...
  17. Why is it beneficial to use Net Operating Profit After Tax as opposed to net income ...

    Understand why it is beneficial to use net operating profit after tax as opposed to net income when making an investment ...
  18. Samsung and Google: A Beautiful Friendship?

    Google and Samsung have more than a hardware/software relationship. These two technology giants have collaborated time and ...
  19. How The NFL Makes Money

    The National Football League is the most successful sports league in the world. How does the NFL make money, and what is ...
  20. Why is degree of financial leverage (DFL) important to shareholders?

    Learn about degree of financial leverage, or DFL, and why it is important for investors to determine a company's DFL before ...
  21. Why should investors be wary of off balance sheet financing activities?

    Find out why investors should be wary of off-balance-sheet financing, including how businesses use this accounting technique ...
  22. On which financial statement does a company list its raw material costs?

    Discover what items are raw materials, how raw material costs affect businesses, and where these costs are recorded on a ...
  23. Why is the value of capital stock important to public shareholders?

    Understand what capital stock is and how it's issued and authorized. Learn why the value of capital stock important to public ...
  24. How does Basel III strengthen regulation and improve risk management of the global ...

    Learn about the banking regulations of Basel III, including provisions regarding capital, leverage ratios and liquidity requirements.
  25. What are the major categories of financial risk for a company?

    Examine four major categories of financial risk for a business that represent potential problems that a company may have ...
  26. How do changes in capital stock illustrate the overall health of a company?

    Understand what capital stock is comprised of. Learn how changes in capital stock illustrate and provide insight into the ...
  27. On which financial statements does a company report its long-term debt?

    Discover which financial statements are used to report a company’s long-term debt, as well as how a company uses debt to ...
  28. Major League Baseball's Business Model & Strategy

    Major League Baseball is big business. Let's take a look at where the money comes from.
  29. 5 Things Investors Can Learn From Shark Tank

    Retail investors can watch "Shark Tank" to learn how the wealthy analyze investment opportunities.
  30. What’s Driving Markets Today

    While U.S. stocks managed to eke out modest gains last week, it wasn’t without some violent swings along the way.
  31. BlackBerry: A Story Of Constant Success & Failure

    BlackBerry's history of success and failure is demonstrated by extreme volatility in its stock price. Investopedia explores ...
  32. What does the information ratio tell about the design of a mutual fund?

    Understand what the information ratio is and how to calculate it. Learn what the information ratio reveals about the design ...
  33. What are typical forms of long-term debt for a public company?

    Learn typical forms of long-term debt for a public company, such as bonds, term loans, paid-in-kind notes, leases and hybrid ...
  34. Who's The Stronger Stock: Amazon or eBay?

    Learn how revenue, profitability, valuation metrics, active user base and seller ratings measure the success of Amazon and ...
  35. What A Tech Bubble Could Mean For The Economy

    Are technology stocks in a bubble? And if so, what might the consequences be?
  36. What does floating stock tell traders about a particular stock?

    Learn about what floating stock tells a trader about a particular stock. One commonality of the biggest winners in stock ...
  37. Is gross national income (GNI) or gross domestic product (GDP) a better measure of ...

    Discover why gross national income may be a better metric of an economy than gross domestic product when an economy has substantial ...
  38. What are the differences between downround and upround financing?

    Understand what down rounds and up rounds of financing mean, and learn about the typical progression of a company through ...
  39. What is the difference between the equity method and the proportional consolidation ...

    Discover the differences between the equity method and the proportional consolidation method of joint venture accounting, ...
  40. What usually happens to the price of a stock when a tender offer for shares of the ...

    Learn what happens to the price of a stock when a tender offer is made public. Some of the most contentious takeovers have ...
  41. What are some ratios I can use the operating cash flow ratio with?

    Understand the importance of a company's operating cash flow. Learn about some of the financial ratios that use the operating ...
  42. Why is unlevered free cash flow important when reviewing a company's finances?

    Understand why unlevered free cash flow is important when reviewing a company's finances. Learn the importance of comparing ...
  43. What is the minimum liquidity coverage ratio that a bank must have from 2016 to 2 ...

    Learn the purpose of the new liquidity coverage ratio requirements under the Basel III standards, and see the phase-in of ...
  44. What can demographics tell us about present and future consumption trends and economic ...

    Learn what demographics reveals about present and future consumption trends and economic cycles. Demographics is the study ...
  45. What external factors can influence EBITDA margins?

    Learn what external factors influence EBITDA margins, such as consumer preferences, laws, inflation or deflation, price movements ...
  46. What Is The Value In Value Investing?

    Value investing has its advantages, but it also has significant drawbacks. We look at the pros and cons.
  47. The Business Model Of Private Prisons

    How does the business model of private prisons work?
  48. What will examining a company's cash flow from operating activities tell an investor?

    Understand what examining a company's cash flow from operating activities tells an investor. Learn why the cash flow statement ...
  49. What are financial risk ratios and how are they used to measure risk?

    Explore some of the primary financial risk ratios that investors and analysts commonly use to evaluate a company's overall ...
  50. How does degree of financial leverage (DFL) affect earnings per share (EPS)?

    Learn about degree of financial leverage, how to calculate a company's DFL and how the DFL affects earnings per share.
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