Articles belonging to ‘Interpreting’

Copy and Pasting Data From the Stock Notebook

February 2016
While Stock Investor Pro is a robust stock screening and research database program, many users perform their own data manipulation and analysis in third-party programs such as Microsoft Excel. Read more »

Reports Galore

September 2015
The reporting function is one of Stock Investor Pro’s most popular and useful features Read more »

Updating Stock Investor Pro

January 2015
AAII offers weekly data updates to subscribers of Stock Investor Pro. These files are typically available by Sunday morning (Central Time). This issue of Stock Investor News walks you through the process of updating your SI Pro, as well as how to make use of automatic updates. There are two methods of updating the program: using the monthly CD or using the Program/Data Install option available at AAII.com. Read more »

Using Multiples to Gauge Value

August 2013
One of the goals of stock analysis is to determine whether a company’s stock is “cheap” or “rich,” given its current stock price and financial situation. Popular methods of stock valuation include the use of a variety of ratios or multiples that compare a stock’s current price per share to an element of a firm’s financial statements—such as earnings, sales, book value, cash flow, or dividends. Read more »

Trend Analysis and Comparing Companies, Part 2

July 2013
The standard method for reporting the financial performance of companies is on a total dollar basis. Looking at this raw data, however, it is sometimes difficult to discern trends in a company’s performance or to compare companies—especially those that differ significantly in size (sales). Read more »

Trend Analysis and Comparing Companies

June 2013
The standard method for reporting the financial performance of companies is on a total dollar basis. Read more »

Measuring Performance With Relative Strength

January 2013
There are several ways to measure the performance of a stock, typically on either an absolute or a relative basis. Price change over a specified time period is an example of absolute performance, while relative performance communicates how well a stock has performed compared to some benchmark, usually a market or industry index. In this issue of Stock Investor News, we dis-cuss a relative performance measure, the relative strength index. Read more »

Estimating a Stock’s Fair Value Using Valuations

April 2012
Common sense dictates that investors should buy stocks when they are cheap and sell when they are rich. However, while this may be a simple principle, determining a company’s fair market price or intrinsic value is far from easy. Stock Investor Pro includes a tab on the Stock Notebook devoted to valuations to help users gauge the market’s assumptions that are built into a company’s stock price. Read more »

Measuring Performance With Relative Strength

May 2007
Read more »

Generate Reports to Organize Your Data

May 2004
Read more »

Would the Real EPS Figure Please Stand Up?

August 2003
Read more »

Estimating a Stock's Fair Value Using Valuations

August 2002
Read more »

"Using Multiples to Gauge Value, Stock Investor Price Multiples"

February 2002
Read more »

AAII Answers Common User Questions

August 2001
Read more »

Expanding Earnings Estimates Data

February 2001
Read more »