Glossary


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Target Price Range

The projected average annual price range three to five years hence, based on Value Line earnings and P/E Ratio forecasts. The midpoint of the range is our estimate of the average annual price three to five years from now. The percentage appreciation potential and the estimated annual total return are computed from the projected low and high prices three to five years hence.

Technical Rank

Value Line’s proprietary ranking of estimated stock price performance relative to the overall market in the next three to six months, based on a complex analysis of the stock’s relative price performance during the previous 52 weeks. Unlike the Timeliness Rank, earnings are not a factor in the Technical Rank. Stocks ranked 1 (Highest) and 2 (Above Average) are likely to outpace the market during the next quarter or two. Those ranked 4 (Below Average) and 5 (Lowest) are expected to underperform most stocks. Stocks ranked 3 (Average) will probably advance or decline with the market. The Technical Rank is purely a function of relative price action and is primarily a predictor of relative short-term price movements. (It may thus be particularly useful in trading short-term instruments such as stock options.) Investors should try to limit purchases to stocks with Technical Ranks of 1 (Highest) and 2 (Average).

 

Template

Value Line’s Company Profiles are arranged in 13 templates, one for each sector under our coverage. For instance, since restaurants achieve sales, while insurance companies earn premiums, these types of companies are displayed with different templates. Users can create their own templates by moving and resizing the modules on the Company Profile pages. 


Tender Offer

A way of taking over a company by offering shareholders a fixed (or variable) price for all outstanding stock. If enough shareholders decide to sell, the company can be taken over.

Thrift

A financial institution deriving its funds primarily from consumer savings accounts.

Ticker Symbol

The abbreviation of the company's name by which a security is identified for purposes of trading. Also called Stock Symbol.

Time Deposits

Interest-bearing deposits that a financial institution may require to remain on deposit for a specified period of time. Also called certificates of deposit.

Timeliness Rank

The rank of a stock’s probable relative market performance in the year ahead. It is derived via a computer program using as input the long-term price and earnings history, recent price and earnings momentum, and earnings surprise. All data are known and actual. Stocks ranked 1 (highest) and 2 (above average) are likely to outpace the year-ahead market. Those ranked 4 (below average) and 5 (lowest) are expected to underperform most stocks over the next 12 months. Stocks ranked 3 (average) will probably advance or decline with the market in the year ahead. Investors should try to limit purchases to stocks ranked 1 (highest) and 2 (above average) for timeliness.

 

Timeliness Rank Change

Indicator showing that a weekly change was made in a company's Timeliness Rank by Value Line

Timely Industries

See Industry Timeliness.

Timely Stocks

Those ranked 1 or 2 for Timeliness. These are the stocks Value Line thinks will perform better than the Value Line universe as a whole in the coming six to 12 months.

Top Line

A reference to sales or revenues, which are usually shown on the top line of an income statement.

Total Benefits & Reserves

Total benefits and reserves for select insurance companies

Total Capital

The sum of long-term debt, preferred stock at liquidation or redemption value, and common equity including intangibles.

Total Debt

The sum of long-term debt shown in the Capital Structure box and debt due displayed in the Current Position table.

Total Debt Due in 5 Years

The sum of bank notes due in 12 months (or less) and all long-term debt maturing within the next five years (including that portion of long-term debt due in the current operating year). See also Debt Due.

Total Debt to Equity

Total debit to equity as listed in the Financial Position

Total Debt to Net Asset Value

Percent total debt to net asset value

Total Distributions (Investment Companies)

Total payments (capital gains plus dividends) made to shareholders of a fund.

Total Distributions (Investment Companies)

Total payments (capital gains plus dividends) made to shareholders of a fund.

Total Fees

Fee revenue for selected financial companies

Total Interest Coverage

Pretax income plus total interest expense (including capitalized interest) divided by total interest expense.

Total Interest Covered

See total interest coverage.

Total Liabilities

Total amount of liabilities

Total Net Loans

Loans originated in the past fiscal year

Total Return

A stock's total return is calculated based on price appreciation and dividends (if a dividend is paid).

Total Return (%)

The sum of the total appreciation (or depreciation) of a stock over a given period plus any cash dividends received during the same period divided by the price of the stock at the beginning of the period. Each value line page shows the total cumulative returns (if available) for the past 1, 3, and 5 years. Each page also denotes the total returns for the value line arithmetic index for the same periods for comparative purposes. (for more, see value line arithmetic composite index)

 

Total Return YTD

A stock's total return is calculated based on price appreciation (or depreciation) and dividends (if a dividend is paid), over the course of the current calendar year.

Total Revenues (Securities Brokerage Industry)

Gross revenue from all sources, including commissions, investment banking fees, principal transactions, and interest income (generally without deduction for interest expense) derived from funds loaned to customers' margin accounts plus interest on securities held in the company's account.

Total Risk –

The combination of systematic (market) risk and unsystematic (company specific) risk. Unsystematic risk can be reduced by portfolio diversification, but systematic risk is always present.

Total Segment Revenues

Total revenues for selected financial companies

Total Thrifts Deposits

Customer deposits of a thrift, as of latest quarter

Trailing 12 Month Earnings Yield

Trailing 12 Month earnings (12 mo.)/price

Trailing P/E Ratio

P/E using recent price and trailing 12 month earnings

Trailing Price Earnings (PE) Ratio

The recent price of the stock divided by the sum of earnings per share reported during the last 12 months.

 

Trailing Price-Earnings (P/E) Ratio

The recent price divided by the sum of earnings per share reported during the last 12 months.

Translation Rate (Foreign Stocks)

The exchange rate at which financial data are converted into dollars. Historical data are translated at the exchange rate on the last day of the fiscal year. In the case of quarterly data for the current fiscal year and all estimates, the translation rate is the estimated exchange rate at fiscal year end.

Treasury Stock

Common stock issued and then reacquired by the issuing firm. Such reacquisitions result in a reduction of stockholders' equity.