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Screen Stocks

To investigate stocks for potential investment according to a predetermined set of criteria. For example, an investor may screen stocks according to the lowest price, the most market capitalization, the most favorable price-earnings ratio, or any number of other variables. One may also combine criteria while screening stocks. The process is designed to help one make the best investment decisions, and is often accomplished with the help of a computer.


To examine various securities with the goal of selecting a limited number that meet certain predetermined requirements. For example, an investor might screen all electric utilities for stock that offers a dividend yield of 8% or more and a price-earnings ratio of 8 or less.


A screen is a set of criteria against which you measure stocks or other investments to find those that meet your criteria.

For example, you might screen for stocks that meet a certain environmentally or socially responsible standard, or for those with current price-to-earnings ratios (P/E) less than the current market average.

A socially responsible mutual fund describes the screens it uses to select investments in its prospectus.

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COPD Coalition (USCC) we encouraged policymakers, healthcare professionals, organizations and the general public to get involved in the movement and encourage their constituents to get involved in the second annual Great American Screen Off.
The Screen Off is driven by four high-profile celebrities impacted by COPD and a powerful group of sports, healthcare and consumer organizations, all united to put the brakes on COPD, a progressive disease that kills more people each year than breast cancer and diabetes combined.
Renault would have to screen off the connecting rods in some way.
He said Sainsbury's had revised the plans after speaking to the highways authority, and shrubs would help screen off the site.
4 will pass to 3 on the wing and then join 1 in setting a double screen off the right elbow.
But if money is tight, or you want something a bit frillier and fancier for a little girl's room, underneath the worktop you could fix a curtain track, then hang some pretty material to screen off the storage underneath.
Nate Dunlap homered over the right-field screen off Phil Polanco (4-0).
The device was placed at rest with the screen off, and the time between 100% remaining battery and 80% remaining battery is measured both before and after installation of the application.
Medics filled in personal details and were able to screen off those at risk of contracting AIDS and those with aids, so that help could be given.
The Ambassador Program marks the beginning of the Great American Screen Off, a nationwide push this fall to screen Americans for their risk of COPD at DRIVE4COPD.