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GAAP, “Items”, And Adjusted Earnings - Sometimes a Strange Tale
It is axiomatic that a company’s stock’s price is the present value of all future cash flows it is likely to pay out, and that earnings constitute one gage of a company’s economic value. Unfortunately, there is often a lot of smoke between published profits according to
generally accepted accounting principles
of a company.
Bank Earnings Quality: Do The Numbers Tell The Story?
Investors rely on companies’
for information on how a company is doing. That’s
by unusual, or unusually large, gains or losses, or other so-called
, this is especially
What Can Investors Learn From Analyst Meetings?
Analyst meetings are a good way for securities analysts to get information about the companies they cover, or are interested in. These meetings can benefit individual investors, as well.
can be used to determine the
) in relation to a benchmark. By combining low Beta stocks with Value Line’s fundamental analysis, we believe investors can realize superior
over the long-term.
Diversification Part II
While most investment professionals subscribe to the idea that portfolio diversification is a valuable concept, there are, of course naysayers.
The concept of
has been around for a very long time, however, it wasn’t until the 1950s that it was seriously applied to portfolio theory. The basic concept is that by choosing investments that have minimal or no relationship with each other, an investor can reduce his or her overall risk.
Dividends on the VL Report Explained
Value Line calculates
slightly differently than the norm. In this article, we explain the figures on the VLIS page, and how we come up with our
Dividends Come Out of Cash Flow, Not Earnings
often think that
come out of earnings, but this is not true. This misperception may scare some investors away from great dividend-paying companies.
Investing vs. Speculating and Trading
Ask anyone that owns stocks and they’ll probably tell you that they are an
And, in fact, the entire financial industry and the media that cover it will likely agree, or at least want you to believe it’s so.
The World of Retail: Hardlines vs. Softlines
, merchants are classified into two broad categories, each of which is defined by the type of product sold. Although there are differences between the two groups, stocks in both segments are typically influenced by the same set of factors that can affect their performance.