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ValueCruncher’s models … is highly graphical; and, for $49 a year, community members can build and maintain their own twists on ValueCruncher estimates. It recently released a new graphical way to compare valuations among competitors; and its blog is rich in analysis, short on the usual blather.
Both sites require a bit of a learning curve, but only because of the math-heavy nature of the content. Variants on discounted-cash flows are widely available on the Web. But much of the data needed to plug into these models can be hard to retrieve–at least in time to take action. That’s heavy lifting both sites do for you—at least for covered companies.
At the very least, both Trefis and ValueCruncher provide inexpensive tutorials in a fundamental aspect of any investor’s education—the standard analytical method for valuing stocks.
It is a good summary. We really like what Trefis are doing – and in our view we are the two main players in this pretty nascent part of the on-line financial information/analysis space.