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September 12, 2017, 1:13 pm, 1771249

A very useful metric that calculates for every quarter and year is the Altman Z-Score.  This is a somewhat complicated financial metric that was created by Professor Edward Altman, and its purpose is to serve as a bankruptcy predictor.  Is it perfect?  No.  That said, companies which file for bankruptcy rarely score well on ...

September 12, 2017, 1:13 pm, 1771250
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September 12, 2017, 1:13 pm, 1771251
Well, back in a way.  Blodget has just launched his own blog, Internet Outsider

Here's the money quote: "My career followed the trajectory of many early Internet companies (i.e., a parabola)."

For those readers that were asleep during the late 90s, here's some background info on who Mr. Blodget ...

September 12, 2017, 1:13 pm, 1771252
A new report has been added to the Income Statement Analysis report.  This report provides an abbreviated income statement, but also inserts useful growth and margin calculations in appropriate places.  Feel free to post any feedback or suggestions regarding this new report on the forums.

September 12, 2017, 1:13 pm, 1771248
A minor addition has been made to the company comparison feature at  When you create a comparison report, the header of each column now links to the relevant report for that specific company.  So, if you are comparing the last annual income statements for a group of companies, you can now click on the ...

September 12, 2017, 1:13 pm, 1771247
Over the past couple of weeks we have quietly launched three new features.  All 3 are continuing to be developed, but we like to release new features as early as possible so that they can be improved from your feedback.

20 Questions
The 20 Questions game works much as you expect it to.  Think of ...

September 12, 2017, 1:13 pm, 1771244
If you are a registered user of this site, the news that is displayed on the front page has been personalized to reflect your interests.  Put simply, the articles on the front page have been chosen based on the stocks that you have researched here or read news articles about in the past.  ...

September 12, 2017, 1:13 pm, 1771245
Two new features have been introduced: news and transcripts.  The news that is currently being syndicated is from, but we may expand this in the future.  The transcripts are mostly taken from quarterly conference calls, although there are some available from investor presentations.  They often offer a wealth of information and a level of ...

September 12, 2017, 1:13 pm, 1771246
The 20 Questions game has just been updated.  Dramatic improvements have been made to both speed (how long it takes to think of a good question to ask) and performance (how good it is at guessing the company you are thinking of).  It's still learning about more and more companies, but the program is ...

September 12, 2017, 1:13 pm, 1771243
An interesting fact that we've made note of is that a surprisingly large percentage (50%+) of Anumati's visitors are using Firefox.  As a result, we thought that it would be a good idea to make use of some of Firefox's new-fangled technology to make researching stocks on the internet easier.  More specifically, we created ...