Value: Value is a measure of a stock\'s current worth. GOOG has a current Value of $293.99 per share.
Therefore, it is fully valued compared to its Price of $324.96 per share. Value is computed from
forecasted earnings per share, forecasted earnings growth, profitability, interest, and inflation
rates. Value increases when earnings, earnings growth rate and profitability increase, and when interest
and inflation rates decrease. VectorVest advocates the purchase of undervalued stocks. At some point
in time, a stock\'s Price and Value always will converge.
RV (Relative Value): RV is an indicator of long-term price appreciation potential. GOOG has an RV of
1.02, which is fair on a scale of 0.00 to 2.00. This indicator is far superior to a simple comparison
of Price and Value because it is computed from an analysis of projected price appreciation three years
out, AAA Corporate Bond Rates, and risk. RV solves the riddle of whether it is preferable to buy High
growth, High P/E stocks, or Low growth, Low P/E stocks. VectorVest favors the purchase of stocks with
RV ratings above 1.00.
RS (Relative Safety): RS is an indicator of risk. GOOG has an RS rating of 1.04, which is fair on a
scale of 0.00 to 2.00. RS is computed from an analysis of the consistency and predictability of a
company\'s financial performance, debt to equity ratio, sales volume, business longevity, price volatility
and other factors. A stock with an RS rating greater than 1.00 is safer and more predictable than the
average stock in the VectorVest database. VectorVest favors the purchase of stocks of companies with
consistent, predictable financial performance.
RT (Relative Timing): RT is a fast, smart, accurate indicator of a stock\'s price trend. GOOG has a
Relative Timing rating of 0.95, which is fair on a scale of 0.00 to 2.00. RT is computed from an
analysis of the direction, magnitude, and dynamics of a stock\'s price movements over one day, one week,
one quarter and one year time periods. Once a stock\'s price has established a strong trend, it is
expected to continue in that trend for the short-term. If a trend dissipates, RT will gravitate toward
1.00. RT will explode from bottoms, dive from tops, and reflect changes in price momentum. VectorVest
favors the purchase of stocks with RT ratings above 1.00.
VST (VST-Vector): VST is the master indicator for ranking every stock in the VectorVest database. GOOG
has a VST rating of 1.00, which is fair on a scale of 0.00 to 2.00. VST is computed from the square root
of a weighted sum of the squares of RV, RS, and RT. Stocks with the highest VST ratings have the best
combinations of Value, Safety and Timing. These are the stocks to own for above average, long-term capital
appreciation. VectorVest advocates the purchase of safe, undervalued stocks rising in price.
Recommendation (REC): VectorVest gives a Buy, Sell, Hold recommendation on every stock, every day. GOOG
has a Hold recommendation. REC reflects the cumulative effect of all the VectorVest parameters working
together. These parameters are designed to help investors buy safe, undervalued stocks rising in price.
They also help investors avoid or sell risky, overvalued stocks falling in price. VectorVest recommends
that investors buy high VST-Vector, Buy-rated stocks in rising markets.