Value Line is an online database that gives investors and market researchers access to professional quality data and research tools. Value Line provides a wealth of financial detail for thousands of publicly traded corporations from all over the world.
Some of the information, such as current stock price and price-to-earnings ratio, is widely available from a variety of sources. Some of the detail, however, is unique to Value Line and is the product of their more than 85 years of experience in providing market data and investment advice. Their “Safety” ranking of a stock, for example, is a prediction of the total risk involved in purchasing this stock. Their “Timeliness” ranking is a prediction of how likely it is that the price of the stock will perform well (increase) over the next 6-12 months.
In addition to the purely data and formula driven analysis reflected in the rankings, Value Line also provides expert written analysis. This analysis for individual stocks and industries is updated periodically and appears in the details view for an individual stock.
Expert analysis of the market as a whole is also provided within the product and is updated daily.
For those investors looking for specific investment recommendations, Value Line provides a “Special Situations” publication highlighting stocks that present a specific expert-recommended opportunity.
For new investors, Value Line also has an extensive library of Investment Education materials including topical articles, a glossary, and a collection of “how to” guides.
This tutorial will introduce you to some of the useful analytic tools Value Line offers for understanding trends and projections and making investment decisions armed with the very best financial information.