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  • marv_city marv_city Mar 20, 2001 7:34 PM Flag

    Warnings are important...

    Warnings are important...

    When you get a chance, glance at the early earning rumors. They've got these predictions which in the past have been pretty accurate. I sure hope they�re right this time.

    My own guess was a little different from what they�re predicting but I�ll take what I can get. It could be worse.

    Supposedly these �whispers� come from insiders and others in-the-know. Can�t quite figure out how all this is legal but that�s their problem and not mine.

    Take out the dashes and spaces when you retype this:

    w - w - w. - d - e - a - l - . - t - f

    One other thing, they�ve also got other tools for EDE

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    • Marv, thanks for posting the great site. I hadn't heard of that one before. Very useful. Here is some more rating information on the EDE dividend situation.

      DIV (Dividend): EDE pays an annual dividend of 1.28 per share. VectorVest focuses on annual, regular, cash dividends indicated by the most recent disbursement. Special distributions, one-time payments, stock dividends, etc., generally are not included in Dividend (DIV).

      DY (Dividend Yield): EDE has a DY of 7 percent. This is above the current market average of 1.1 %. DY equals 100 x (DIV/PRICE), and is expressed as a percentage.

      EY (Earnings Yield): EDE has an EY of 8.06%. This is above the current market average of 3.83%. EY equals 100 x (EARNINGS PER SHARE/PRICE), and is expressed as a percentage.

      EPS (Earnings Per Share): EDE has an EPS of $1.47 per share. EPS stands for leading 12 months Earnings Per Share. VectorVest determines this forecast from a combination of recent earnings performance and traditional fiscal and/or calendar year earnings forecasts.

      P/E (Price to Earnings Ratio): EDE has a P/E ratio of 12.45. This ratio is computed daily based upon Price and EPS. P/E = Price/EPS.

      GPE (Growth to P/E Ratio): EDE has a GPE of -0.32. This ratio suggests that EDE is overvalued. Growth to P/E ratio is a popular measure of stock valuation which compares Earnings Growth Rate (GRT) to Price Earnings ratio (P/E). A stock is considered to be undervalued when GPE is greater than 1.00, and vice-versa. VectorVest believes that RV is a much better indicator of long-term value. The RV of 1.23 for EDE is very good.

      DS (Dividend Safety): EDE has a DS of 45. On a scale of 0 to 99, a DS of 45 is poor. DS is defined as the assurance that regular cash dividends will be declared and paid at current or at higher rates for the foreseeable future. Stocks with DS values above 50 on a scale of 0 to 99 are above average in safety.

      RISK (Dividend Risk): EDE has a Dividend Risk of High. All stocks in the VectorVest system that pay dividends are classified as having Low, Medium or High Dividend Risk (RISK). Stocks with DS values above 50 are above average in safety. These stocks are classified as having LOW or MEDIUM RISK. Stocks with DS values below 50 are below average in safety and are classified as having HIGH Risk.

      DG (Dividend Growth): EDE has a DG of -2 percent per year. Dividend Growth is a subtle yet important indicator of a company's historical financial performance and the board's current outlook on the future use of funds.

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