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and then average the analytical ratings ending up with a more meaninful rating for all stocks.
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Market Cap (Mil)
Gives you the RATEVIEWER.COM ranking of how large a stock is in relation to other stocks in the same industry.
Gives you the RATEVIEWER.COM ranking by P/E of a stock and how it¬†rates in relation to other stocks in the same industry.
Gives you the RATEVIEWER.COM ranking by PEG of a stock and how it ranks in relation to other stocks in the same industry.
Gives you the RATEVIEWER.COM BETA ranking of this stock and how it ranks in relation to other stocks in the same industry.
Gives you the RATEVIEWER.COM current dividend yield of a stock and how it ranks in relation to other stocks in the same industry.¬† It also shows the amount of the last dividend paid and the X-Dividend date (the day before you must own the stock to be entitled to receive dividends).
PEG is a widely employed indicator of a stock's possible true value. Similar to PE ratios, a lower PEG means that the stock is undervalued more. It is favored by many over the price/earnings ratio because it also accounts for growth. If a company is growing at 30% a year, then the stock's¬†P/E could be 30 to have a PEG of 1.
The PEG ratio of 1 is sometimes said to represent a fair trade-off between the values of cost and the values of growth, indicating that a stock is reasonably valued given the expected growth. A crude analysis suggests that companies with PEG values between 0 to 1 may provide higher returns.
Beta is calculated using regression analysis. You can think of beta as the tendency of a security's returns to respond to swings in the market.¬†A beta of 1 indicates that the security's price will move with the market. A beta of less than 1 means that the security will be less volatile than the market.¬†A beta of greater than 1 indicates that the security's price will be more volatile than the market. For example, if a stock's beta is 1.2, it's theoretically 20% more volatile than the market.
Many utilities stocks have a beta of less than 1. Conversely, most high-tech Nasdaq-based stocks have a beta of greater than¬†1, offering the possibility of a higher rate of return, but¬†also posing¬†more risk.