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Reading more, beyond the
a basic overview of the company you are
researching, is critical. Read the company
summary description as first step to understand more about
what the company does and, most importantly,
how it makes its money.
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In this example, and
throughout all of these stock homework steps, we are
example company and stock.
Its stock symbol is "INTC".
We are big fans of
using the Yahoo! Finance site as a stock
research tool... so we start off going to
that site (see link below), and entering the
company name, "Intel", which then
auto-fills the form field to show you that
Intel is symbol "INTC.". We see the
by going to the bottom of the page,
where you can read about what the company does, and
the primary way it makes its money.
Intel's stock symbol.
current price is $24.22 (that day)
What the company does:
then sells its
used in myriad
all forms of
More about this in
How it makes its money:
that you know the correct stock ticker
symbol and how to learn more, you can begin
to understand how it makes its money, and
what percentage of its profits is generated
most by what divisions it has. For
example, you might find out that Intel makes
most of its money (a
through its chips
for PCs, but only a
small amount on
This may or may not
be true. Let's
find out more...
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