CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Professional investors have long had the advantage of access to sophisticated analytical tools and market trend data that enables them to make informed, timely trading choices and minimize the risk of loss. Now, for the first time, YCharts is making these same powerful tools and data available to the individual investor.
YCharts new online fundamental company research engine, aggregates and analyzes current stock information, historical company performance trends and overall market trends from over 10 years of actual business results. YCharts visualizes this massive amount of company and market information in easy to read table form and in intuitive color-coded charts and graphs that enable individual investors to identify companies with long-term competitive advantages and appropriate valuations to invest in.
“As an investor for over fifteen years, I was frustrated by the available research options and broker tools that focus on snapshot data and real time stock quotes but don’t offer any insight into long-term core business trends,” explained Shawn Carpenter, CEO of YCharts. “To make smart investments, it’s important to understand the fundamentals -- how companies perform over time and relative to their peers. But piecing this together from reams of SEC filings is tedious, and professional tools like Bloomberg terminals are not an affordable option for most individual investors.”
“In creating YCharts, we applied web analytics principles to the investment market. With our research engine, analysis and visualization tools, individual investors now have access to the same analytical capabilities and data as the pro’s, so they can make safer stock purchases and smarter long-term investments to build high performing portfolios,” added Carpenter.
Currently, YCharts covers over 5,000 U.S. companies and 40 million investor trends in real-time. Fifty thousand investors already take advantage of YCharts every month. YCharts is offered online at www.YCharts.com free of charge with subscription based PRO and institutional versions coming in 2010.
About the YCharts Fundamental Company Research Engine
YCharts Fundamental Stock Charts visualize individual company valuation, growth and profitability trends. Comparison charts visualize and contrast key financial performance metrics for multiple selected companies over time like valuation, stock price, revenue growth, net income, profitability and earnings per share. Investors can download the quarter-by-quarter comparisons in a detailed spreadsheet, and share the charts and graphs over Twitter, Delicious, Facebook, Tumblr and StumbleUpon with a single click.
Market performance trends can be visualized by market sector, like consumer goods, healthcare, financial, technology, utilities, services, etc. or by selected industry. Investors can also view detailed lists ranking all 5,000 companies by a wide variety of criteria such as Market Capitalization, Revenue, Net Income, Earnings Per Share, Revenue Growth, Price to Earnings, Shareholder Equity, Book Value, Long-term Debt and Profit Margin.
YCharts provides investors with the information to make intelligent, well-informed investing decisions, but is not an online brokerage and does not execute trades.
YCharts provides individual investors with unique, innovative online tools that empower them to invest and trade stocks like professional money managers. YCharts eliminates the manual process of analyzing company and market trends, making them visual, interactive and social. YCharts’ powerful company and market research tool combines advanced data analysis, proprietary algorithms and intuitive visualizations to help investors analyze companies and make better investment decisions. Headquartered in Chicago, the YCharts management team is comprised of senior stock market and financial experts with experience at Google, Lehman, Bear Stearns, Classified Ventures, Tribune and WallStreetView as well as Internet and visualization technology experts. For more information please visit www.YCharts.com.