Tool for Stock Analysis

Based on previous discussions with colleagues, I realized that there is quite a number of them who are interested in stock markets. Most of them have at least a few years of experience in it.

I want to share in this post about a tool, a reference book, for stock analysis that I find very helpful and useful for analyzing companies listed in KLSE. It is a book called “Stock Performance Guide” published by Dynaquest Sdn Bhd, a financial and investment research firm, based in Penang. You can order the book here: http://dynaquest.com.my/index.html.

Stock Performance Guide

Stock Performance Guide

It is also available in Popular bookstores. I bought mine (2013 March Edition) from Popular, Komtar last time (in May) which cost RM 70. Last month, I went to Popular again to check for the latest version (2013 September Edition) of the book, however, it is still not available yet.

The book is published twice per year (March and September editions). It includes most of the listed companies (600 of them) in KLSE. With it, you have access to historical financial data for a company up to 10 years back.

Sample page

Sample page

The good thing about it is that it displays the financial data for a company in a consistent format which allows you to do comparisons among companies very easily. All the data for a company is fit nicely in a single page.

Sample balance sheet

Sample balance sheet

There are more gems in this book which will help you make your wise investment decisions like the EPS and DPS growth rates, ratings from publisher, … and I let you to discover more for yourself. 🙂