Glossary of Analyst Research Report Terms

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Technical Analysis A method of evaluating securities that focuses on the assumption that detailed market data, such as charts of price, volume, and open interest, can help predict future (usually short-term) market trends. Unlike fundamental analysis, it gives little weight to the intrinsic value of a company's business.
Total Assets All assets, current and fixed.
Total Liabilities All liabilities, current and long-term.
Total Return Rate/Total Return The rate of return that reflects the annual dividend paid on a stock (if any) plus any capital appreciation that has occurred during the time you have held it
Total Shares Outstanding Shares of stock issued and in the hands of shareholders. Total shares outstanding can usually be found listed on company balance sheets as "Capital Stock Issued and Outstanding."