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Pricing and Performance | 12 Month Performance | Today's Performance | Business Overview | Company Performance | Current Investment Ratings | First Call Consensus Estimates | Pricing Momentum | Short Interest | Key Measures | Company Snapshot |

Thousands of individual investors rely upon Thomson Investors Network in making their buy, sell and hold decisions. Thomson Company Reports offer individual investors a unique one-source approach to collecting company financials, key statistics, charting, analyst ratings, insider trading activity and more. That's because Thomson Company Reports are more comprehensive than reports offered by any other online financial service provider.

Thomson Company Reports integrate information from Thomson companies who are the market leaders in their industries.

  • First Call for news and earnings estimates
  • CDA/Investnet for tracking of insider trading activity
  • CDA/Spectrum for institutional holdings

Each of the key areas are outlined below. Click on the links provided to go to the related area in the sample report.

 Pricing and Performance

Displays current pricing information.

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 12 Month Performance

Charts the price trend over the past 12 months.

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 Today's Performance

Charts today's price trend.

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 Business Overview

An overview of the economic activity, products, and /or services of the firm.

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 Company Performance

Displays Revenue, EPS, and Dividend Yield for the last 5 fiscal years and compares the firm's growth rates to that of the Industry.

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 Current Investment Ratings

*First Call Analysis Consensus & Trend Provides you with First Call's proprietary analyst consensus ranking on a five point scale (1=buy, 3=hold, 5=sell), calculated using the arithmetic mean of all contributing analysts' quarterly and annual estimated earnings.

*CDA/Investnet Insider Trend Index Assigns an integer score to insider trading activity as recorded by the SEC. The score is the delta of the buying and selling activity in a company over the past 90 days. A score of +4 or above renders a very positive rating; +2 or +3 = positive; +1, 0, or -1 = neutral or inactive; -2 or -3 = negative; -4 or below = very negative. The logic adjusts for cap size, so the larger the company, the more total transactions. (Note: Information may be delayed as insiders are not required to file their trades with the SEC until the 10th of the month following the activity.)

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 First Call Consensus Estimates

The First Call consensus estimates are calculated from analysts' earnings expectations for a particular company. Included are estimates for the current quarter, current fiscal year and the company's actual earnings of the previous year.

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 Pricing Momentum

Pricing Momentum indicators, often referred to as technical indicators, are used to predict future price movement based on past price and volume movement. Moving averages represent the average price of a security over a specified time period and are useful in identifying pricing trends.

Momentum data is often used to compare price performance of individual stocks as well as identify stocks that are deviating from their normal pricing trend. It is an approximation of the annual rate of change in price. An index of 100 indicates no change, an index of 130 indicates that the stock's price is increasing at an annualized rate of about 30 percent. An index of 70 indicates that the stock price is decreasing at an annualized rate of 30 percent.

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 Short Interest

Use Short Interest statistics to gauge market sentiment towards a particular company. Short Interest Shares represent the number of shares of the stocks that have been sold, but have not yet been repurchased. The Short Interest Ratio is the short interest shares divided by average daily volume. This ratio represents the number of days of average trading needed to cover the shorts.

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 Key Measures (Latest 12 month data)

Provides you with key profitability, solvency, and valuation ratios that help you analyze how a company measures up to its industry and the S&P; 500.

  • PE = Current Price/Earnings Per Share,
  • Price/Book = Current Price/Book Value per outstanding share
  • Price/ Sales = Current Price/Sales Per Share
  • Price/Cash Flow = Current Price/Operating Cash Flow per share
  • EPS = Net Income/ Common Stock Outstanding(fully diluted),
  • Dividend yield = (Dividend Per share/Current Price) * 100
  • Return on Equity = Net Income/Common Stock Equity OR
    =(Assets/Equity) * (Net Income/ Sales)* ( Sales/Assets)
  • Debt/ Equity = Long Term Debt/ Common Stock Equity

* Due to different reporting standards associated with financial institutions(Banks, S&L;'s, R.E.I.T.'s, and Insurance Companies) and standard manufacturing companies, financial statements are presented in two distinct formats: Standard(or Manufacturing) and Financial. Examples of both formats are shown below.

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 Company Snapshot

Indicates the exchange on which the security trades, the principal industry in which the company operates, the number of employees, name of the company's Chairman/CEO, dividend, split, and other key data related to the company.

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