Fundamentals

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  1. 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 ...
  2. GE P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick calculation and analysis of GE's trailing and forward P/E ratios.
  3. 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 ...
  4. Who Benefits From Bottom-Up Investing?

    Bottom-up investing analyzes individual stocks from a specific company rather than the economy and market cycles.
  5. 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 ...
  6. PRF: PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 ETF

    Find out about the PowerShares FTSE RAFI U.S. 1000 ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the fund that invests in undervalued ...
  7. A New Reason Behind This Strategy’s Outperformance

    One of the great anomalies of investing: The historical long-term outperformance of smart beta or factor-based strategies relative ...
  8. Understanding Corrections

    A correction is a reversal of at least 10 percent in the value of a stock, bond, commodity or index.
  9. The Dynamics of Liquidity and Investing

    Liquidity is a hot topic in financial markets these days, so first we’ll explore what we mean by “liquidity” and then what ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. The Topic We Should All Be Paying Attention to

    As the December Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting nears, discussions and speculation about the precise timing of Fed liftoff ...
  12. How do I calculate the inventory turnover ratio?

    The inventory turnover ratio is a key measure for evaluating how efficient management is at managing company inventory and ...
  13. Analyzing General Motors Company's Return on Equity

    Understand General Motors' return on equity (ROE) in recent years and what it tells investors about its overall performance ...
  14. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Chesapeake Energy Stock

    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Discover the company's financial ratios and other ...
  15. Analyzing Starbucks' Return on Equity (SBUX)

    Understand what factors affected increases in Starbucks Corporation's return on equity and how Starbucks compares to its ...
  16. General Electric's 3 Key Financial Ratios

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

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

    A quick calculation and analysis of Costco's P/E ratio.
  19. Reading The Balance Sheet

    Learn about the components of the statement of financial position and how they relate to each other.
  20. Leverage

    Learn more on how leveraged investing can help you with higher investment profits through the use of borrowed money.
  21. Rite Aid P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (RAD, CVS)

    A quick analysis for the P/E ratio of Rite Aid Corp.
  22. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Bank of America Stock

    Learn the largest risks to owning Bank of America stock. Discover its outlook through fundamental analysis and external risks ...
  23. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Southwest Stock

    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Southwest Airlines. Discover fundamental, industry-wide and other various internal ...
  24. What's Short-Term Debt?

    Short-term debt appears on the liabilities portion of a balance sheet. It’s usually comprised of short-term bank loans, including ...
  25. JKL: iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF

    Find out about the Shares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF, and learn detailed information about this exchange-traded fund ...
  26. What is the Sortino Ratio?

    By using the Sortino ratio, an investor can focus on the rate of return needed to reach a specific financial goal, such as ...
  27. 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.
  28. IAT: iShares US Regional Banks ETF

    Obtain information and analysis of the iShares US Regional Banks ETF for investors seeking particular exposure to regional ...
  29. Hostile Takeover

    A hostile takeovers is an unfriendly acquisition attempt by a company or raider that is strongly resisted by the management ...
  30. Weighted Average Cost Of Capital (WACC)

    Weighted average cost of capital may be hard to calculate, but it's a solid way to measure investment quality
  31. Value Momentum Based on EV/EBIT (ANTM, VLO)

    Combining value and momentum is a winning strategy.
  32. JP Morgan Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Explore an detailed analysis of JPMorgan Chase's dividend and financial statements, and look at an analysis of its competitors' ...
  33. Analyzing Medtronic plc.'s Return on Equity (ROE) (MDT)

    Learn about the drop in the return on equity for Medtronic due to a decline in net income. Read about how Medtronic's competitors ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Analyzing SandRidge's Return on Equity (ROE) (SD)

    Read about SandRidge's negative return on equity (ROE). Understand how the company has a very high debt load and is facing ...
  41. Analyzing Porter's 5 Forces on Coca-Cola (KO)

    Read about how to use the Porter's five forces model to evaluate the competitive landscape and how a large company such as ...
  42. Analyzing Schlumberger's Return on Equity (ROE) (SLB)

    Read about how Schlumberger has performed well as the world's largest oilfield services provider. See how revenue is dropping ...
  43. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Kinder Morgan Stock (KMI)

    Discover the biggest risks to Kinder Morgan stock using fundamental analysis. Learn how regulatory changes, pipeline integrity ...
  44. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Alcatel-Lucent Stock (ALU)

    Learn the biggest risks of Alcatel-Lucent stock, especially with its pending merger in 2016 with Nokia Corporation, and how ...
  45. Analyzing Amazon's Return on Equity (ROE) (AMZN)

    Learn how to analyze Amazon's return on equity (ROE), especially given the company's focus on capital investments, as opposed ...
  46. Buying a Home? The Best Places Share this Feature

    The most lucrative areas to invest in a home are cities where job growth is robust.
  47. 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 ...
  48. What's a Debtor?

    A debtor​ is an individual or company that owes money.
  49. Analyzing Procter & Gamble's Return on Equity (ROE) (PG)

    Find out how Procter & Gamble's return on equity (ROE) has varied over time, how the company's ROE compares with its peers ...
  50. Analyzing BP's Return on Equity (ROE)

    Examine the return on equity (ROE) for British Petroleum, the slumping international energy company that seems to be falling ...
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