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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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In most cases, a screenplay will be a greatly distilled version of a novel, and it will focus on the things that can be depicted onscreen, he said.
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In the "closet screenplay," Baldwin overlaps multiple stages of the Autobiography into the single time frame of individual scenes.
Rough Draft has three operating modes - normal word processing, screenplay, or stage/radio play.
The quality and quantity of screenplays submitted to this year's contest made for the most competitive Shootout yet.
The Way Back Home has won eight awards/honors since 2014, including the Grand Jury Prize in the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest and the Grand Prize in the 2014 London Film Awards (feature screenplay category), and is ranked in the top 4% of the over 2,500 scripts listed on MovieBytes.
He has the knack for adding just enough words to make the screenplay expand beyond its visual format and into the imagination of the reader that a novel requires.
Thank you for the really swell piece on the release of the DVD of my film Women in Love as well Grove Press's publication of my screenplay ["When Larry Met Lawrence," May 27].
Although honoured at the 2001 Genies for Best Picture, Director and Screenplay, Atanarjuat didn't begin its commercial run until 2002 and outlasted all contenders, making it one of the most popular Canadian features of all time.
Mosley is developing a screenplay about Langston Hughes and his character Simple for HBO, and he recently finished a screenplay for his novel Walking the Dog (Little, Brown, 1999), also for HBO.
Although complex theoretical issues such as the study of the screenplay as a work-of-art in and of itself go unaddressed, the book will, nevertheless, be viewed as a seminal work in years to come, as black independent filmmakers continue to advance to the forefront of the contemporary visual cultural arena on a global scale.