What It Is:
How It Works/Example:
Stocks are ranked on a 1 - 5 scale, with one the highest achievable score.
1 indicates the top 100 Stocks
2 indicates above average stocks
3 indicates average stocks
4 indicates below average
5 indicates the lowest rated 100 stocks
Investors are encouraged to hold on to stocks ranked "1" or "2" and sell stocks ranked "4" or "5."
Why It Matters:
Timeliness is most widely cited in reference to analysis reports by the Value Line Publishing, Inc., one of the widest read stock research publication companies. A high timeliness rating is Value Line's best expectation of price performance for any given stock.