In Compare Competitors, you should have a pull-down list to pick stocks from the same industry as well as being able to input stock symbols manually.
If you can select stocks for comparison from a list of the industry, so know you will be comparing stocks in similar industries and also provides an easy reference list for comparison so users do not have to find the comparison companies using other means or in another program.
The multi year performance is great (remember reading about this in F-Wall Street), however it would be nice to be able to switch to or see the actual numbers for the last 10 years as a graph.
Value: It would make it possible to form an opinion on how stable the company is at at glance and if the numbers correlate the way one would expect them to.
Phil Town talks about how he use certain growth values to indicate a company's moat. From his Rule one website:
Companies that have had a sustainable moat usually demonstrate consistent increase in the growth of Earnings per Share (EPS), Sales per Share, Book Value per Share (BVPS), and Operating Cash Flow per Share (OCPS). Review these numbers and charts to determine if
this company has had a sustainable advantage over its competition in the near past."
On his checklist he checks that all these growth rates have been above 10%, and he talks about how he use this to trigger questions if these graphs aren't parallel.
With the multi year performance it's easy to see the number by it self, but it's not seen at a glance how one number develop compared to another number.
I gave this as an example. I am sure others have other numbers from the performance table they would like to look at as well. (I know I do).
The graph would be laid out as years on the y-axis and % on the x-axis and the graphs would have different colors (I guess) for the different performances.
Like this: This is 3M. If the lines started to cross each other, I'd want to know why.
Want to see the name or the symbol of the stock without having to scroll back to the top.
Still the best stock researching tool I've found over everything else. yeah its got lots of things I want to see in the future, but still, probs to how comprehensive and accurate the info is.
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