Ratio Analysis

We'll show you how to use the hidden power of ratio analysis to evaluate companies, mutual funds, stocks, bonds and real estate. 

Want a better indicator than the P/E ratio? Calculating free cash flow relative to a company's valuation can be a better way to compare your alternatives.
Using and interpreting financial ratios is one of the most valuable investing skills. These 15 ratios are a great place to start. Memcache statistics operation total ms total hits total misses get 14.24 11 (91.7%) 1 (8.3%) getMulti 260.14 18 (94.7%) 1 (5.3%) ms operation bin key status 2.54 get cache_bootstrap esmithpass-cache_bootstrap-variables hit 0.21 get cache_bootstrap esmithpass-cache_bootstrap-bootstrap_modules hit 0.71 get cache_bootstrap esmithpass-cache_bootstrap-lookup_cache hit 4.00 get cache_bootstrap esmithpass-cache_bootstrap-system_list hit 1.13 get cache_bootstrap esmithpass-cache_bootstrap-module_implements hit 0.15 get cache_path esmithpass-cache_path-ckeditor%2Fxss miss 0.24 get cache_libraries esmithpass-cache_libraries-colorbox hit 0.78 get cache esmithpass-cache-schema%3Aruntime%3A hit 0.15 getMulti cache esmithpass-cache-.wildcard-schema%3A hit 0.16 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Afrequencies miss 0.19 get cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export_index%3Aviews_view hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Acomments_recent hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Atracker hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Afeeds_log hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Aarchive hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Afrontpage hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Aglossary hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Alist_node_page_titles hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Abacklinks hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3ASimilar+Entries hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Apopular hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Ataxonomy_term hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Aweight hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Aadmin_views_node hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Aadmin_views_user hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Aadmin_views_taxonomy_term hit 16.23 getMulti cache_views esmithpass-cache_views-ctools_export%3Aviews_view%3Aadmin_views_comment hit 0.24 get cache esmithpass-cache-filter_formats%3Aen hit 0.44 get cache esmithpass-cache-filter_list_format hit 3.61 get cache esmithpass-cache-theme_registry%3Ainvestinganswers hit 0.15 getMulti cache esmithpass-cache-.wildcard-theme_registry hit
This simple ratio answers the No. 1 question every investor has about a stock: Is this investment worth the price?

If this common ratio is your only value barometer, then get ready to let some profits slip through your fingers.
Though P/E and EPS ratios have been popular measures of a stock's value for years, take the extra step and arm yourself with two more tools of analysis we explain here.
Once you learn the alternative method to P/E ratios for analyzing value, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it.

Nothing beats a check from a large dividend yield. Find out what it is, how to get one, and what it tells you about a company.
Using the Put/Call Ratio tool can help us judge how the market is feeling and where it might move next.
The message is clear: If P/E ratios are your only value barometer, then get ready to let some profits slip through your fingers.

Best execution refers to the imperative that a broker, market maker, or other agent acting on behalf of an investor is obligated to execute the investor's order in a way that is most advantageous to the investor rather than the agent.