An “Analyst Rating” for a given stock is essentially a professional opinion as to the investment prospects of a company based upon that analyst's assessment of the factors affecting the company based on the analyst’s education, experience and investment viewpoint.
The key is to maintain a level of debt that is not excessive given the size of the company itself and to use the borrowed money for the appropriate business expenditures. Traders often use the Debt to Equity ratio (D/E) to assess the relationship between a company’s debt and its shareholder equity.
Because sales data is typically less volatile than earnings data, the historical range for P/S data for a given stock is typically well-defined. As a result, a relatively low P/S for a given stock can be an extremely useful tool for identifying undervalued opportunities.
The term “profit margin” refers to the percent of profit a company makes from each dollar of revenue it generates. In other words, profit margin measures how much out of every dollar of sales a company actually keeps in earnings.
Some economic factors such as interest rates, inflationary trends and GDP growth have an underlying effect on the overall stock market, and to some extent, a
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