Ford Equity Research Ranks First For the Returns of Its Positive Ratings

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Ford Equity Research, an independent equity research firm, was recently ranked as the top performer among 45 research firms followed by Investars.com.

Ford Equity Research
The past four years have offered both good and bad environments for stock returns. Our success has come from focusing on companies with growing earnings whose shares are trading at relatively attractive multiples.

For the one-year period ended December 1, 2011, the return of Ford’s positively-rated stocks ranked at the top of the Investars universe of research providers based on all stocks covered by each firm. In addition, Ford has turned in consistently strong performance relative to its peers over a long period of time. For the recent two and four year time frames, it ranks in the third and fifth spots, respectively. “We are pleased with our recent strong performance and the ability of our research to generate consistent longer-term results,” said Ford’s President and CEO, Timothy Alward. “The past four years have offered both good and bad environments for stock returns. Our success has come from focusing on companies with growing earnings whose shares are trading at relatively attractive multiples.” Ford’s analysis uses operating earnings per share (collected and adjusted by its analyst team) to measure growth rate changes as well as relative valuation. In addition, Ford uses historical stock price changes to identify short-term overbought or oversold conditions. This combination tends to identify stocks that perform well in good market environments and also hold up well during market sell offs.

About Ford Equity Research:
Since 1970, Ford Equity Research has built a reputation of excellence in providing high-quality fundamental data, stock selection models, stock ratings and analytical tools. Investment managers across the country choose its stock selection models because of meticulous data cleaning and the reliability of results.
The Ford Research Report universe consists of over 4,000 companies including over 400 foreign-based companies trading on U.S. exchanges and over 400 Canadian companies traded on both U.S. and Canadian exchanges. For each company, a weekly multi-page report is produced that details Ford’s most current recommendation based on a systematic review that takes into account company fundamentals and price performance.

About Investars:
Investars is dedicated to helping investors enhance investment performance through innovative supply chain management tools, indexing and structured products, as well as unique media content. Our clients benefit from customized analytics designed to help them identify alpha generating investment ideas according to their own investment style and risk tolerance levels.
Investars, founded in 1999 and incorporated as Netologic Inc., has offices in the United States and Europe. Investars has been referred to by major media organizations around the world such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Institutional Investor, and BusinessWeek, as well as the United States Congress and the Consumer Federation of America.

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