Market Focus: Shares Pushing Higher Over the Last Month: iShares MSCI Japan

The chart shows the positive relationship between trade growth in emerging markets and growth in the MSCI EM index

The chart shows the positive relationship between trade growth in emerging markets and growth in the MSCI EM index

The price to book ratio or market to book ratio for iShares Trust - iShares China Large-Cap ETF (ARCA:FXI) now stands at 1.084469. This is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. This ratio is often considered "the mother of all ratios" as it often reveals how well a company is operating.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. One of the most popular ratios is the "Return on Assets" (aka ROA). This score indicates how profitable a company is relative to its total assets.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for iShares, Inc. - iShares MSCI Singapore Capped ETF (ARCA:EWS) is 0.028067. A company that manages their assets well will have a higher return, while a company that manages their assets poorly will have a lower return. Used in conjunction with a variety of other ratios, this indicator is a very important tool for investors in determining the effectiveness of a company to generate returns for investors. It tells investors how well a company is turning their capital into profits. The current ratio, also known as the working capital ratio, is a liquidity ratio that displays the proportion of current assets of a business relative to the current liabilities. Similarly, the Earnings Yield Five Year Average is the five year average operating income or EBIT divided by the current enterprise value. The Value Composite Two of iShares Trust - iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (ARCA:IJR) is 58. This is calculated by taking the earnings per share and dividing it by the last closing share price. Moving averages can be very helpful for identifying peaks and troughs.

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The Leverage Ratio of iShares Trust - iShares China Large-Cap ETF (ARCA:FXI) is 0.034232. The second value adds in the net debt repaid yield to the calculation. Traders may also use the reading to identify overbought/oversold conditions. The VC1 of iShares, Inc. - iShares MSCI Singapore Capped ETF (ARCA:EWS) is 43. Developed by James O'Shaughnessy, the VC score uses five valuation ratios. The VC1 is calculated using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings. The score is a number between one and one hundred (1 being best and 100 being the worst). A CCI reading of +100 may represent overbought conditions, while readings near -100 may indicate oversold territory. Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is now sitting at 38. The name now has a score of 17.00000. The RSI oscillates on a scale from 0 to 100.

iShares Trust - iShares Europe ETF (ARCA:IEV) has a current MF Rank of 10195. If a company is less stable over the course of time, they will have a higher score. The ERP5 of iShares, Inc. - iShares MSCI Singapore Capped ETF (ARCA:EWS) is 9417.

Another useful indicator to assist in detmining rank is the ERP5 Rank. This ranking uses four ratios. Looking a bit further, the company has an FCF yield of 0.000000, and a 5-year average FCF yield of 0.000000. When looking at the ERP5 ranking, it is generally considered the lower the value, the better. In general, if the indicator goes above -20, the stock may be considered overbought. The score helps determine if a company's stock is valuable or not. This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized. With this number, a lower ratio is typically preferred.

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