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Earnings Per Share Progression

Look at the last four quarters of EPS growth to see if the company's earning capacity is improving or weakening.

Earnings are a reflection of good product, good management, and good demand for the company's products or services.

Additional Comments:

Factor in the current economic situation, but for the most part, if a company has consistently improving earnings, it is a good company.

Earnings Per Share for the last 12 months and Estimated Earnings Per Share for the next fiscal year- By comparing these two numbers you will have a quick reference as to the analysts' opinions as to whether the company's future earnings are going to improve from those of the current year.

Improving earnings are always a positive fundamental indicator.

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