WCLS cardholders now have online access to Value Line investment research database

Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) now offers online access to the Value Line investment research database. Value Line helps users do smart research for smarter investing and all that is needed is a WCLS library card and internet connection.

Value Line is best known for publishing “The Value Line Investment Survey,” a stock analysis newsletter that has long been one of the most highly regarded and widely used independent investment research resources in global investment and trading markets.

The online Value Line database provides investment-related data, news, and analysis for 1,700 stocks of widely followed analyst-covered companies. Each stock is explored in a full-page report with analyst commentary as well as timeliness and safety rankings. The Timeliness™ Rank measures probable price performance during the next six to 12 months, relative to other stocks. The Safety™ Rank measures the company’s financial strength and the stock’s long-term price stability relative to other stocks.

Also included for each stock are data about Valuation, Earnings, Sales, Total Return Percent, Annual Rates of Change, Peers, Industry Analysis, and six more categories.

For those new to the investment world, the “Find Ideas” feature helps with discovery of compelling investment opportunities using flexible tools. Use Value Line preset screens such as “High Returns Earned on Total Capital” or “Timely Stocks in Timely Industries” to explore investment opportunities, or create your own screen from dozens of criteria.

Collection Services Manager Lisa Gresham notes that for many years, the WCLS Ferndale Library had a subscription to the print edition of Value Line and that patrons would wait at the library for it to arrive on its appointed day. “WCLS is excited to offer this highly respected information source to library users digitally, accessible from the comfort of their own home or workplace,” Gresham says.

To access Value Line, visit wcls.org/digital-content/ and click on “Value Line Investment Research” in the alphabetical list of databases. When prompted, enter your library card number and PIN. No library card? Not a problem! Sign up for a card online at wcls.org/get-a-library-card/ or visit any public library in Whatcom County to register in person.