Fundamental Analysis

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How to Value Company Stocks: P/E, PEG, and P/B Ratios

Learn how analysts use price-to-earnings (P/E), price/earnings-to-growth (PEG), and price-to-book (P/B) ratios to help value company stock.

Investing Basics: Fundamental Analysis

When deciding which stocks to buy, investors don't just guess. Learn how to use financial statements to decide if a stock is a good investment.

Financial Statements 101

Learn what's in financial statements and how investors use them to evaluate stocks.

Five Key Financial Ratios for Stock Analysis

Learn how these five key ratios—price-to-earnings, PEG, price-to-sales, price-to-book, and debt-to-equity—can help investors understand a stock's true value.

P/E Ratio Basics

Perhaps one of the most commonly used fundamental ratios is the price-to-earnings, or P/E, ratio. Discover how it can help you compare the valuation of two or more companies.

Three Ways to Calculate Intrinsic Value

Watch to learn three methods for estimating an investment's intrinsic value: comparison, build up, and discounted cash flow.

How to Compare Stocks Using Valuation Ratios

Using financial ratios can be a good way to compare companies of all sizes. Watch to learn how to break down the most common ratios and how to compare them.

Finding Value Stocks Using the Stock Screener

The Stock Screener on is a tool for finding stocks that meet specific criteria, including value stocks. Learn how to use it to find stocks that meet your own criteria.

Discounted Cash Flow and Stock Intrinsic Value

Discounted cash flow is one way to measure a company's intrinsic value. But it's a balance of science and art.

Understanding Growth Stock Data Trends

A potential growth stock should have a record of strong historical growth. Learn how you can often gain deeper insight by looking at a stock's actual data trends over time.