Explaining financial data in simple terms
52 wk (week) range: The 52-week range shows the highest and lowest points over the course of the past 52 weeks. Even if the stock was listed less than 52 weeks ago, it will still show the highest and lowest points during this time even if there may not be data on the stock that extends back 52 weeks.
EPS (earnings per share): The earnings per share gives an indication of the company’s profitability per share. This means that the profitability is divided by the number of company shares which gives the earning per share figure. It's a way for investors to assess if they're overpaying or underpaying for a share in comparison to the current share price.
P/E ratio (price divided by earnings): The P/E ratio is the current stock price divided by its earnings per share (EPS). It’s a way of comparing how profitable one company is against another.
Div Yield (dividend yield): The dividend yield is a percentage figure that gives an indication of how much a company will pay out to a shareholder by way of a dividend over the course of the year.
To work out the dividend yield you divide the annual dividend amount by the current stock price and times this by 100.
For example, a stock trading at $100 per share that offers a dividend of $4 per year, would have a dividend yield of 4%.
$4 ÷ $100 = 0.04
0.04 x 100 = 4%
Please know, the value of investments can go up as well as down and you may receive back less than your original investment, meaning, when investing your capital is at risk.
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