Is Apple a stock worth buying? Other people have discussed (at length) its "questionable" product decisions
Analyzing Apple An Apple by itself Is Apple a stock worth buying? Other people have discussed (at length) its “questionable” product decisions, such as: The touch bar getting rid of Touch Id in favor of using facial recognition Scrapping a whole ecosystem of connectors to push the “Lightning cable” Eliminating the headphone jack from the newest generation of phones.…
Ohlson O-Score
If you’re a short seller, then I’d like to introduce you to the Ohlson O-Score. This is a score created by Dr. James Ohlson of New York University, aimed at predicting the financial distress of a company. The Ohlson O-Score is the result of a nine-factor linear combination of coefficient-weighted accounting ratios that are found from financial disclosure statements that are provided by publicly traded companies.…
Beneish M-Score
The Beneish M-score was designed as a way to detect possible manipulation of a company’s financial statements. The score itself can be anything between –infinity and +infinity, though most scores fall between -10 to 10. Anything below -2.22 is considered a good score and suggests that the company is likely not manipulating their balance sheet.…
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Low debt vs. High debt
Debt, a word that consumers and college students know all too well. How do companies view debt, and how does it affect their stock price? Let’s find out by taking a look at both high-debt and low-debt companies. High Debt This screener finds companies with a debt to equity ratio ranking them in the top 25% of the market, total liabilities to assets ranking in the top 25% of the market while outperforming by 2%.…
What is the Piotroski F-Score?
Piotroski F-Score We mention the Piotroski F-Score in a lot of our articles, videos, and even within a lot of our prebuilt screens. So, it poses the question, what exactly is the Piotroski F-Score? Created by a professor of Accounting at the University of Chicago named Joseph Piotroski, the score is used to identify possible investments.…
Trumping the Market
   Over the past few weeks’ major indices have continued to hit new all-time highs, it seems like almost every industry is performing well. However, it’s important not to get lost in all the commotion and news surrounding the markets and continue to look for safe investments with “yuge” returns. Under the current administration, investors are anticipating a more pro-business environment complimented by tax cuts and deregulation for certain industries.…
Private to Public: The IPO
The IPO Wall Street has been salivating over for months is finally becoming a reality. Snap Incorporated, the parent company of Snapchat, officially announced it will be going public. The company will have its first day of trading at the New York Stock Exchange sometime in March (No specific date as of yet) with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as the underwriters.…
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Montier C Score – Who is Cooking the Books?At its base, the Montier C Score is simply a way to give you, the investor, an idea of the probability that a company is cooking their books. This score is from 0-6, and basically, the higher the C-score the higher the probability that something fishy is going on with their books.…
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Value Investing By TimeIn this short article we are going to go over what exactly is calculated in the new Value Across Time Score. The first thing that you need to know is that each part of the score is based on the rank of a variable within the last year.…