Jared, I don't think there are hard rules on these. But a well managed company should have small steady changes in these numbers. Any abrupt change up or down is a blinking yellow light. Its a signal to look into the situation and find out what is going on.Accounts payable: "stuffing" where you artificially increase sales and earnings by filling customer warehouses with your unsold product might be indicated by changes in numbers.Accounts receivable: Better collection of unpaid accounts can boost profits temporarily.
Best Of |
Favorites & Replies |
Start a New Board |
My Fool |
BATS data provided in real-time. NYSE, NASDAQ and NYSEMKT data delayed 15 minutes.
Real-Time prices provided by BATS. Market data provided by Interactive Data.
Company fundamental data provided by Morningstar. Earnings Estimates, Analyst Ra