WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of rankings and consumer advice information, today launched Best Stocks, a web portal to help everyday investors compare more than 4,500 U.S-listed companies and identify opportunities to meet short- and long-term financial goals. The Best Stocks rankings incorporate real-time data, interactive charts and equity prices for stocks listed on major U.S. exchanges to offer consumers robust research tools to assist in making important financial investment decisions.
Best Stocks includes six comprehensive rankings lists comparing companies in more than 100 industries tailored to various consumer needs:
- Top Performers
- Dividends Growers
- Earnings Gainers
- Earnings Stalwarts
- Safe(er) Stocks
- Stocks Under $10
The rankings are accompanied by relevant information about each company, including peer comparisons, an at-a-glance overview of the company's health and historical fundamental data. They cover a broad range of companies, from Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) to Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE).
The full, up-to-date stock rankings can be found here.
"Best Stocks is a new section of usnews.com that simplifies the intimidating process of researching and comparing stocks," said Kim Heneghan, vice president and general manager of Money at U.S. News. "The rankings help investors narrow down their choices, and our accompanying informational content, together with the assistance of financial advisors, should help investors of every experience level – from stock market newbies to frequent market watchers."
The Best Stocks methodologies take into consideration popular investing metrics such as long-term earnings growth, volatility and dividends, with performance-related measures generally based on the previous day's close to provide consumers with the most up-to-date information.
The Best Stocks portal is the newest investment research tool from U.S. News, joining Best Mutual Funds, Best ETFs, Advisor Finder and 529 Finder in guiding consumers on making smarter financial decisions.
About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, www.usnews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. 30 million people visit www.usnews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
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