Value Stocks: Website enhancements lift Ebay

Value Stocks: Website enhancements lift Ebay

Improvements to eBay’s websites helped the company increase its number of active users in 2015. eBay’s revenue also rose, but the value of international transactions was cut by the high U.S. dollar.

EBAY INC. (Nasdaq symbol EBAY; www.ebay.com)operates online auction websites in over… Read More

Investor Toolkit: The best way to determine a stock's debt risk

Every Wednesday, we publish our “Investor Toolkit” series on TSI Network. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you specific investment advice, including the best use of financial ratios in your stock research. Each Investor Toolkit update gives… Read More

Investor Toolkit: Use the right financial ratios to assess debt risk

Every Wednesday, we publish our “Investor Toolkit” series on TSI Network. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you specific investment advice, including how to use financial ratios. Each Investor Toolkit update gives you a fundamental piece of… Read More

Profit from this simple stock market research ratio

When you analyze a stock, it’s important to have an idea of how likely it is to survive a business slump and go on to prosper when economic growth resumes.

A number of factors can help you to do that. These include the interest rate… Read More

You have recommended General Electric as a buy. My research shows that it has a high debt-to-equity ratio. Is this a concern? I bought GE for the dividend (about 3%). What are your thoughts concerning this investment? Thanks.

General Electric, $15.71, symbol GE on New York (Shares outstanding: 10.6 billion; Market cap: $166.9 billion), has $339.4 million in long-term debt. That’s a high 181.7% of its $120.5 million in shareholders’ equity.

However, debt-to-equity ratio is just one way to assess a company’s financial… Read More