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Glossary

Term
Definition
52 Week High The highest price a stock has been bought or sold during the last 52 weeks.
52 Week Low The lowest price a stock has been bought or sold during the last 52 weeks.
Altman's Z-Score A model created by Edward Altman which combines five different financial ratios to determine the likelihood of bankruptcy of a company. In general, the lower the score, the higher the odds of bankruptcy. Companies with Z-Scores above 3 are considered to be healthy and, therefore, unlikely to enter bankruptcy.
Avg. 10-day Volume The average cumulative daily trading volume for the past ten days.
Avg. Monthly Return-5 yr The monthly percent change in stock price. Numbers are calculated by Value Prime based on the most recent 5 year monthly stock prices. If 5 years of data is not available, the maximum available monthly pricing data is used.
Avg. Return Std Dev-5 yr The standard deviation of monthly percent change in stock price. Higher numbers indicate higher volatility and risk of the stock. Numbers are calculated by Value Prime based on the most recent 5 year monthly stock prices. If 5 years of data is not available, the maximum available monthly pricing data is used.
Beta A quantitative measure of a stock’s price volatility relative to the S&P 500.
Dividends- paid Amount of dividends per share paid by company in the most recent fiscal year.
DOW Stock Dow Jones Industrial: Average of the prices of 30 well-known industrial stocks.
Dow Jones Transportation:
Average of the prices of 20 representative transportation companies.
Dow Jones Utility:
Average of the prices of 15 representative gas and electric utility companies.
EPS Growth (ann. 1 yr avg) Compound annual growth in total earnings per share during the last year.
EPS Growth (ann. 3 yr avg) Compound annual growth in total earnings per share during the last three year period.
Exchange The stock exchange where a company's shares are listed. Exchanges are: the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and NASDAQ.
Financial Strength Measures long-term financial strength of a stock. It is calculated based on the stock's earnings growth and revenue growth consistency over the past 5 years, as well as other factors such as free cash flow generation and effective management of working capital.
Industry A basic category of business activity.
Market Cap Market capitalization of a company computed by multiplying the stock's latest price by the current number of shares outstanding.
Momentum Measures a stock's momentum and growth potential. It is calculated based on factors such as the stock's earnings growth and sales growth direction and magnitude, its price movements relative to S&P and a number of other factors. A stock with a high growth rating, for example, would indicate that the stock's growth momentum is strong and positive over the long-term.
Net Income Net income for the latest 12-month period. Net income is also referred to as the bottom line, earnings or net profit.
Overall Rating Measures a stock's overall long-term outlook. It is based on the stock's long-term price appreciation potential, risk, long-term growth potential, and relative strength compared to S&P and other factors.
Price as a % 52 Week High The most recent stock price divided by the highest stock price during the last 52 weeks.
Price as a % of 2 Year High The most recent stock price divided by the highest stock price during the last 2 years.
Price Change (13 Week) The percent change in stock price for the last 13-week period.
Price Change (26 Week) The percent change in stock price for the last 26-week period.
Price Change (4 Week) The percent change in stock price for the last 4-week period.
Price Change (52 Week) The percent change in stock price for the last 52-week period.
Price/Book Calculated by dividing the current stock price by the book value per share for the last quarter (trailing 12 months).
Price/Earnings Calculated by dividing the current stock price by earnings per share for the last four quarters (trailing 12 months).
Price/Sales Calculated by dividing the current stock price by the sales per share for the last four quarters (trailing 12 months).
Relative Strength (52 week) Measures how well a stock has performed compared to the S&P 500 during the last 52-week period.
Relative Strength (26 week) Measures how well a stock has performed compared to the S&P 500 during the last 26-week period.
Relative Strength (13 week) Measures how well a stock has performed compared to the S&P 500 during the last 13-week period.
Relative Strength (4 week) Measures how well a stock has performed compared to the S&P 500 during the last 4-week period.
Risk Measures a stock's long-term risk. It is calculated based on factors such as the stock's average return and volatility over the recent 5 years and a combination of other factors. A stock with a low risk rating, for example, would indicate that it is safer and more predictable than a stock with a higher risk rating.
S&P Stock Indicates that the company is a component of the S&P 500 LargeCap Index, S&P 400 MidCap Index or the S&P 600 SmallCap Index.
Sales Revenue during the last 12 months.
Sales Growth (ann. 1 yr avg) Compound annual sales growth in total earnings per share during the last year.
Sales Growth (ann. 3 yr avg) Compound annual sales growth in total earnings per share during the last 3 years.
Sector A distinct subset of an industry whose components share similar characteristics.
Shares Outstanding The average number of shares of common stock outstanding which is calculated by subtracting the number of shares issued from the shares held in treasury.
Sharpe Ratio (recent 3 yrs) A risk-adjusted measure developed by the Nobel Laureate professor William F. Sharpe. It is calculated using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the stock's historical risk-adjusted performance. Sharpe Ratios are calculated by Value Prime based on the most recent 5 year monthly stock prices. If 5 years of data is not available, the maximum available monthly pricing data is used.
Valuation Measures a stock's long-term price appreciation potential. It is calculated based on the company's intrinsic and relative valuation results. A very high value rating, for example, indicates that both intrinsic and relative valuations point to attractiveness of the stock.
Overall Rank Shows a stock's overall rank compared to all other stocks in Value Prime database.
Off-Balance-Sheet Debt debt or financing activity not on the companies balance sheet.
Short Interest The total number of shares of a security that investors have sold short - borrowed, then sold in the hope that the security will fall in value. An investor then buys back the shares and pockets the difference as profit.



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