Investors use indexes to gauge market movements and benchmark their portfolio performance. Incorporating indexes into your investing has just become easier with TipRanks.
Our new feature gives you essential data and actionable insights into the three most popular U.S. indexes – the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the Nasdaq Composite Index. Here’s how you can use them in your stock research. Scroll down for a full guide.
Where to find the Index Pages
The easiest way to reach the Index Pages is from the TipRanks homepage. At the top of the site you will see live data from each. Click on the name you want to research further.
How to Use the Index Pages
When you go into any of the pages you will see a brief explanation of the index and its latest price.
The overview shows you the average Smart Score of stocks in the index. The Smart Score measures stocks on 8 key market factors, with 10 being the highest score.
It also presents the stock with the highest upside and lowest downside potential in the index and the average price target of stocks in the index.
Price History Chart
Use the price history chart to review how the price has changed over different time periods – 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, year-to-date, and all (going back 5 years). Hover your mouse on the line to see the price on any given date.
This screener enables you to search for stocks in the index according to different criteria – Sector, Price Target Upside, Smart Score and News Sentiment. Click on ‘More Filters’ to add more of our unique data to your search.
You can also adjust which data appears in the results by clicking on ‘Select Columns’.
The news section brings you the latest news and analysis about stocks in the index straight from the TipRanks news portal.
Index and Sector ETFs
The S&P 500 Index page includes two tables with details about ETFs – the first shows ETFs that cover the index, the second that cover sectors in the index.
The Dow Jones and Nasdaq pages show ETFs that cover the index.
See an overview of recent earnings. Details include report date, fiscal quarter, forecast/ EPS, last year’s EPS and EPS year-over-year change.
Additional data includes:
The P/E ratio – the current, mean, median and maximum price to earnings ratio for the index
Top gainers – the stocks with the biggest gains, the list is updated every 15 minutes
Top losers – the stocks with the biggest losses, the list is updated every 15 minutes
Events – for stocks in the index including ex-dividend and earnings release dates
P/E ratio history – by year or by month