Add stocks for comparision
Add stocks to Compare and quickly spot the best ones for your portfolio.
Comparing stocks side-by-side is a simple way to spot top stocks and avoid those destined to destroy your wealth. There are three ways to add stocks for comparison:
1. Search for a company, then click Compare;
2. Use the Quick Selection option to compare stocks that match one of your saved filters, or stocks in a portfolio;
3. From your portfolio, click Compare.
Let’s say you want to compare the biggest IT stocks in the United States: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Adobe.
Click ‘Search’. Start typing the company name. For tips on how to search for stocks in ShareAnalysis click here.
When you’ve found the stock you’re after, click ‘Compare’.
ShareAnalysis will open the Compare Stocks feature, with Apple’s Summary at the top.
Search for another stock and click Compare. Continue this process until you’ve added all the stocks you’d like to compare side-by-side.
First, navigate to Compare (click the icon in the top navigation).
Click the Quick Selections drop down, then choose the filter or portfolio you’d like to compare. ShareAnalysis will load the stocks into Compare.
For this example we’ll chose ShareAnalysis’s suggested filter ‘SMSF investor, accumulation phase’.
ShareAnalysis will load the stocks that match your filter or portfolio. The largest stocks by market capitalisation will be loaded first, up to a maximum of 15 stocks.
Open the portfolio list, then click on the portfolio you’d like to review.
Click the Compare icon.
ShareAnalysis will load the stocks in your portfolio into Compare, up to a maximum of 15 stocks.
Add to portfolio, Evaluate or remove stocks from Compare
With your stocks loaded in Compare, you can:
Add the stock to a portfolio.
Evaluate the stock’s fundamentals in detail.
Remove it from the Compare tool.
Compare company fundamentals side-by-side
Use ShareAnalysis’s powerful company evaluation screens to compare stocks side-by-side.
With company fundamentals – earnings, dividends, profitability, cash flow, valuations and share price – displayed side-by-side, it’s really simple to spot the best stocks for your portfolio.
|Compare by||Why its useful||ShareAnalysis prefers|
The good and bad points about a company.
The Summary presents a company’s historical and future trends so you can easily see whether it’s a top stock or not.
|The greener the better – look for companies with lots of positive points.|
Green is good, and so are high columns.
The Mainstreet Verdict is a quick visual summary of Mainstreet’s stock rating, historical and future growth plus whether the share price offers value for money. Read more about the Verdict here.
The more green the better.
See a company’s history of earnings per share, plus forecasts. Earnings growth produces rising value, and rising value is generally rewarded with a rising share price.
Consistent and rising is the way to go. Top stocks produce earnings higher than the previous year, every year.
ShareAnalysis prefers earnings growth of more than 5 per cent.
For income investors, see a company’s history of dividends and franking, plus forecast yields.
|Fully franked are preferable.|
See what it would feel like to own the whole business. Top stocks can increase profits each year, without raising additional equity or taking on debt, so can increase profitability without increasing risk.
Stable or moderately rising shareholders equity, low debt, rising profits and rising return on equity is what you want to see.
The best companies have a Net Debt / Equity ratio less than 40 per cent and produce return on equity of at least 10 per cent.
In business cash is king. The more cash a business generates the better. Top stocks generate cash flows that are higher than their reported profits, and never pay more out in dividends than they earn in profits.
|Rising profits, dividends that don’t exceed profits, cash flow that is higher than the reported profits and an ongoing Funding Surplus.|
A company’s earnings, dividends, equity, debt, return on equity and cash flows are translated by Mainstreet into an A1 – C5 rating.
Balance sheet quality is rated A (compelling) through C (poor). Year to year changes in economic performance is rated 1 (excellent) through 5 (very poor).
|A1, A2, B1, B2.|
Value vs Price
ShareAnalysis estimates historic and forecast intrinsic values for businesses so investors can see what a business is worth relative to the share price. This chart illustrates a company’s historic and forecast growth, plus whether the share price represents value for money.
A green or lime share price chart.
A gold forecast valuation line that is heading in a north-easterly direction.
If you’re looking for value stocks, you also want the share price to be less than the intrinsic value.
Instantly see if a company’s forecasts have been trending in a positive or negative direction over the last 12 months.
Forecast valuations change over time. They reflect changes in analyst’s expectations and other new information.
|Use this chart to determine: Has the change in forecast valuations trended up or down over the period? Has the difference between share price and valuation expanded or contracted (Safety margin changes)? Has the gap between valuations for different forecast years expanded or contracted?|