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Author Hooke, Jeffrey C.

Title Security analysis on Wall Street : a comprehensive guide to today's valuation methods / Jeffrey C. Hooke
Published New York : Wiley, [1998]


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Description xiii, 434 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Series Wiley Frontiers in finance
Wiley frontiers in finance.
Contents Pt. I. The Investing Environment. 1. Why Analyze a Security? 2. Who Is Practicing Security Analysis? 3. Seeking a Level Playing Field. 4. Other Sources of Information -- Pt. II. Performing the Analysis and Writing the Research Report. 5. Starting the Analysis. 6. Industry Analysis. 7. Company-Specific Analysis. 8. Financial Statement Analysis of an Established Business. 9. The Limitations of Accounting Data. 10. Financial Analysis and Stock Characterization. 11. Financial Projection Pointers -- Pt. III. Valuation and the Investment Decision. 12. Modern Approaches to Valuation. 13. The Relative Value Approach. 14. Valuing Marginal Performers. 15. The Mergers and Acquisitions Market, Leveraged Buyouts, and Takeovers. 16. Breakup Analysis. 17. Recommended Investment Decision -- Pt. IV. Special Cases. 18. Cash Flow Stocks. 19. Natural Resource Stocks. 20. Financial Industry Stocks. 21. Insurance Companies. 22. Highly Speculative Stocks. 23. Distressed Securities and Turnarounds
24. International Stocks. 25. Emerging Markets: The Final Frontier -- Pt. V. Summary. 26. Closing Thoughts on Security Analysis
Summary This new book shows that rational, rigorous analysis is still the most successful way to evaluate securities. Providing a practical, up-to-the-minute view, Security Analysis on Wall Street shows how the values of common stocks are really determined in today's marketplace. Rising above the "jumble," security analysis dictates that the selection of specific stocks for purchase or sale should be based on a rational analysis of investment values. Applied over the long term, in a disciplined manner, this method can produce superior results. Security Analysis on Wall Street takes a look at the complete security evaluation process and its complex inner workings, as well as the major valuation techniques currently being used by Wall Street professionals. Beginning with an overview of the environment in which stocks are issued, researched, bought, and sold, Hooke examines the roles of the various players, the rules of the markets, and the activities surrounding initial public offerings. He then probes the intricacies of analyzing and reporting on securities with proven methods for evaluating the merits of a stock. This sophisticated yet straightforward system enables the investor to assess profitable firms, as well as marginal performers, leveraged buyouts, and corporate takeovers, and - most importantly - to break down different analyses and get the big answers: Is the security fairly valued, and if not, should it be a " buy" or a "sell"?
Notes Includes index
Subject Investment analysis.
Securities -- Research.
LC no. 97046366
ISBN 0471177415 (cloth : alk. paper)