M 319782m 313436m 666443m 1480420m 12013889m 22534m 151249m 133560m 250141m 565461m 5275154m

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Work the Web

As we discussed in this chapter, ratios are an important tool for examining a company's performance. Gathering the necessary financial statements to calculate ratios can be tedious and time consuming. Fortunately, many sites on the Web provide this information for free. One of the best is www.marketguide.com. We went there, entered a ticker symbol ("BUD" for Anheuser-Busch), and selected the "Comparison" link. Here is an abbreviated look at the results:

Anheuser-Busch Companies

NYSE : BUD

Sector: C onsuin er/M oti-C ycli c al Industry. B evier ages ( Al cohioli c)

Rati« Comparisons

Finncii] Strength

Conpany

Industry

Sector

S&P 500

Quel; Ratio (MRQ)

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