The Bar Chart tool allows you to see how a market, sector, or share is performing in relation to the market or a share's individual sector. If you want to find which sectors pay the highest dividends, where the largest director deals have occurred, which shares have the best financial ratios and much more, the Bar Charts provide an easy-to-use way of highlighting the relevant information.
Click on the guide to the right to watch a video walkthrough.
The first step is to select a data set, e.g. a sector or market. Choose 'Sector Averages' to see all sectors plotted against one another.
Then select the data type that you want to use (e.g. Share Performance, Growth Ratios, Director Deals, etc).
Next select the specific data point that you want to see in the Bar Charts (e.g. if you have already selected Growth Ratios as your data type you can now choose from EPS Growth, Dividend Growth, Turnover Growth, etc).
Finally, choose whether to sort the results by ticker or by data value.
The resulting Bar Chart will show the information based on the options you selected in the control panel.
Clicking on an individual bar will allow you to drill down further to gain more specific information.
Clicking on an index bar takes you to a bar chart of sector averages in that Index.
Clicking on a sector bar takes you to a bar chart of the companies in that sector.
Clicking on a company bar takes you to the company summary page.
There are dozens of data points available to view as a Bar Chart, all grouped according to type. The following key data types are available:
Growth Ratio – This gives the options of finding out what companies have a good EPS Growth, Revenue Growth, Pre-Tax Growth, Dividend Growth, Forecast changes and NAV per Share Growth.
Income Ratios – In this section you are given the option of finding out Dividend Yields and Payout Ratios over a chosen period of time
Valuation Ratios – By using key fundamentals like Price/Book, PEG, Gross Gearing and Operation Cashflow per Share you will be able to find what companies have been undervalued.
Share Performance – This not only gives the option of sorting via share price movement, it also lets you chose either RiskGrade changes or Trade volume and value.
Technical Analysis – This uses the 6 popular charting indicators including RSI and MACD.
Management Effectiveness – This gives the option of finding companies with a good Operating Margin, ROCE and Return on Assets.
Profitability – This allows you to find companies with a good profitability by using the EPS ratio.
Profit/Loss Account – Gives the option of finding companies with a good Pre-Tax Profit, Revenue, Post-Tax Profit, Operating Profit/Loss or a years forecast on Revenue.
Balance Sheet – In this section you are given the option of finding out the company’s assets, total cash and Shareholders Funds.
Company Basics – Looks at either the Market Cap or Shares in Issue.
Director Deals – Sorts companies by looking at the Director Deals amount or volume over a given period of time.
Broker Recommendation – Finds companies that have a certain percentage of Buys, Sells, Hold etc over a given period of time.
So, to find EPS Growth, Turnover Growth, Dividend Growth, etc you would look in the Growth Ratios. To find Price Rise/Fall, Trade Value, Beta, etc you would look in Share Performance. For buy and sell signals, you would look in Technical Analysis, and so on.
Check out the General, Fundamental and Technical Glossaries to find out what some of these terms mean.
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