YCharts Research publishes Market Snapshots - which look at the relative valuation of sectors and industries within the North American market — and Focus Reports — which analyze the valuation drivers of a specific stock and provide a transparent valuation range for the company. In addition, we maintain a growing library of White Papers and Methodology Documents which guide investors as to how to use YCharts’ data and reports to maximum effect.

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Market Snapshot: Discount Store Competitors New

July 21, 2014

This report precedes a Focus Report on Target (TGT) and delves into market share, fundamental valuation drivers, and common valuation metrics for the following competitors in the discount store industry: Wal-Mart (WMT), Costco (COST), Target, Dollar General (DG), Family Dollar Stores (FDO), Dollar Tree Stores (DLTR), Pricesmart (PSMT), Big Lots (BIG), Burlington Stores (BURL), and Tuesday Morning (TUES).

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Focus Report: International Business Machines (IBM)

July 07, 2014

Tom Watson Jr. bet the ranch on IBM’s System/360 mainframes in the 1960s. Lou Gerstner bet the ranch on software and services in the 1990s. Now, Ginni Rommety is levering up and betting the ranch on the Cloud. Does Big Blue have what it takes to compete in the Cloud? We investigate this question and provide a transparent, data-driven valuation of the firm in this report.

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White Paper: The Big Picture: Sell in May and Go Away?

June 10, 2014

The old trader adage that suggests it is better to sit out the summer months is well-known and oft-repeated, but what does the data say about it? The conclusions surprised us and may surprise you as well.

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