A country's purchases of goods or services from other countries. U.S. imports of goods and services are reported by the Commerce Department when it releases the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report.
Income Before Taxes
Profits before federal, state, and foreign income taxes.
Income Dividends Declared per share
Income dividends declared per common share
Income Dividends Per Share (Investment Companies)
Dividends declared from net investment income on a per-share basis.
Income from Loans
Interest and related income from loans
Income from Loans per share
Interest and related income from loans per common share
A financial report that lists revenues, expenses, and net income throughout a given period.
Stocks with higher-than-average dividend yields. (Often, but not always, stocks with dividends that are considered likely to be maintained or raised.)
Income Tax Rate
Total income taxes as a % of pretax income.
The total of all foreign and domestic (federal, state and city) taxes charged against income.
For index-based products, use this section to narrow the type of strategy that the exchange traded fund will use to weight component securities in the basket.
Indicated Annual Dividend
Annualized dividend based on most recent dividend payment
A Federal Reserve index, published monthly, of the output of the nation's factories, mines, and utilities.
Value Line determined code used to identify the industry in
which a company operates
Name of the industry into which a company is classified by Value
Value Line proprietary Industry Rank for a given industry (1 to
Industry Supplementary Report
Industry Supplementary Report
Industry Timeliness Rank
Initial Public Offering
A corporation's first equity offering to the public, at which point the stock commences trading on a particular exchange.
Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims
A weekly Labor Department compilation of new unemployment claims based on data from each of the states in the Union and Washington, D.C.
Insider Decisions - Options
Number of options-based transactions by insiders
Insider Decisions - To Buy
Number of open market purchases by insiders
Insider Decisions - To Sell
Number of open market sales by insiders, including options based
The number of decisions reported by investment managers having equity assets under management of $100 million or more to buy or sell a company's shares. This table appears on the left side of the price chart on the Value Line page.
Institutional Decisions - Number of Holders
Number of institutional investors that own shares in the company
in a particular quarter
Institutional Decisions - To Buy
Number of institutional investors that have purchased shares in
the company in a particular quarter
Institutional Decisions - To Sell
Number of institutional investors that have sold shares in a
company in a particular quarter
Insurance in Force
The aggregate face amount of all insurance policies
Insurance in Force (Insurance Industries)
The aggregate face amount of all life insurance policies outstanding.
Insurance premiums latest quarter
Assets such as goodwill (the excess of cost over net assets of companies acquired by purchase), patents, trademarks, unamortized debt discounts, and deferred charges.
Intangibles Per Share
Assets such as goodwill (the excess of cost over net assets of companies acquired by purchase), patents, trademarks, unamortized debt discounts, and deferred charges divided by the number of common shares at year end.
Payment for the use of borrowed money. Many companies have both interest charges (for long- and short-term funds they have borrowed) and interest income (for money they have invested, usually in short-term, interest-bearing investments).
Interest Cost to Gross Income (Thrift Industry)
Interest expenses for the year, expressed as a percentage of gross income.
The coupon size as determined at issuance.
Raw materials, work in progress, and finished products. LIFO (last-in, first-out) accounting minimizes illusory, but taxable, inventory profits in periods of rising prices because high-cost materials are expensed against income first. Under FIFO (first-in, first-out) accounting, the reverse is true. Average cost (middle-in, middle-out) is a compromise between LIFO and FIFO.
The change in inventories valued at average prices for the period, as published by the Commerce Department in its periodic Gross Domestic Product reports.
Cost of goods sold divided by the average inventory of the year
A ratio of inventories to sales, expressed as a percentage. An excessively high ratio may indicate that businesses have too much inventory on hand and are about to cut back production in order to reduce inventories.
This is our broad classification system which groups exchange traded products into major families for easy comparison. For a more granular system, please see the investment strategy section instead.
Investment Company (or Fund)
A company or fund that invests in other companies (usually through the purchase of equity or debt securities) or invests in commodities or real property, etc., or any combination of the above.
Investment Grade (Ratings)
Indicates the creditworthiness of a debt issue assigned by one of the major ratings services.
Investment income for insurance companies
Investment Income per share
Dividends, interest, and rents received on investments less the
expenses of the investment department, divided by the number of
common shares outstanding at year end.
Revenues attributable to a company's investments
This is the subsector and more granular category for all funds. This attempts to get ultra-specific to help investors pinpoint which funds are right for their particular situation.
The value of a convertible security without the conversion feature. In other words, the value of the instrument were it not convertible, but have similar terms as the convertible.
Assets so classified on a balance sheet for selected financial
Investments for Account of Policyholders
Investments for the accounts of policyholders
Investments Funded for REITS as presented in Funds Flow
Investments Repaid for REITS as presented in Funds Flow
IS Page Number
The page on which a company's stock is reviewed in Value Line
Convertible bonds are shown by the name of the issuer, the coupon and the year of maturity. E.g., Ford Motor Company 4.25s2036.