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I mostly follow your recommendations, but I also own two small-cap stocks with 100 Overall scores. Why are they not on one of your buy lists?

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Earnings Per Share

Equal to net income divided by the number of shares of a company's stock. Companies commonly disclose two EPS measures, basic EPS and diluted EPS. The diluted earnings per share includes the impact of unexercised stock options that the firm has issued and is the more conservative measure of the two.

Earnings Report

A statement of the company's earnings or losses for a particular period, typically a quarter (three months) or a year.


An acronym for the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, EDGAR can be found at EDGAR contains all the financial documents that publicly-traded companies are required by law to file electronically.

Efficient Market

A financial theory that believes stock prices instantly reflect all new information.


The investment by shareholders in a company. It is equal to total assets less total liabilities.

Equity Investment

Investment into a company via the purchase of the company's stock.

Ex-Dividend Date

The date on or after which the purchaser of a particular stock would not be entitled to receive a recently declared dividend.

Exercise Price

The price at which an option may be exercised. Also known as the strike price.


A cost or a deduction from a company's income. A company's total sales less total expenses equals net income.

Expiration Date

The day an option contract expires.

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