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Fundamental Criteria for Stock Selection by Michael C. Thomsett

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Fundamental Criteria for Stock Selection

Michael C. Thomsett

Fundamental Selection Indicators

There are numerous possible fundamental criteria used for picking stocks. The individual risk profile will lead each investor to a range of attractive analytical tools. The following five categories provide a general overview of the analytical tools that are most useful for most investors:

1. Revenue and earnings. The most obvious of all fundamental indicators is tracking revenue and earnings. Both the current year’s status and longer-term trend are crucial indicators of a company’s ability to continue growth and to expand in a competitive environment. Tracking both top-line and bottom-line results over a 10-year period is quite revealing because this ...

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