8 Key Investment Ratios for Stock Picking Success
Use quick tools, such as price-earnings ratios, to evaluate stocks and funds.
By Barbara Friedberg, Contributor March 6, 2019, at 12:12 p.m.
Stock analysis can seem like a dark cave, but fundamental analysis and ratio study can improve investment success. Ratio analysis isn’t only for individual stock pickers, this type of study also benefits fund investors. Financial ratios are used to compare stocks with peers and within an industry; some of the stats based on historical performance can yield a deeper understanding of asset value. Research can lead to stock picks that are reasonably valued with room to grow. Here are eight key investment ratios that will open the door to superior stock and fund analysis.