By Jared Levy, Editor, WaveStrength Options Weekly
[Finding] Stock Value After the IPO -- Once a stock begins trading publicly on a major exchange, the issuing company is required to meet certain criteria, such as reporting their earnings and audited financials on a regular basis. If a company is listed on an exchange such as the NASDAQ or NYSE, the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) and the exchanges themselves require the company to disclose detailed financial information on a quarterly basis (earnings reports) as well as to provide investors with an annual report (10-K report). This not only helps us to value a company, but this data should be used by you (the investor) to decide whether to buy, sell, or hold the stock. This is why I encourage you to invest in stocks that are listed on major exchanges and be wary of foreign companies that may not be subject to our same accounting rules and regulations.Because of the ever-changing demand for a company's products or services, it is next to impossible to predict with 100% accuracy the amount of goods or services that will be sold to the public over a given period of time. This uncertainty, coupled with the fact that the stock market is also driven by the whims of its investors, makes it next to impossible to predict the future price of a company's stock (if it were easy, none of us would need day jobs).
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