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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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As soon as he had left, he rushed to the screen and drew it back.
He drew the screen back into its former place in front of the picture, smiling as he did so, and passed into his bedroom, where his valet was already waiting for him.
Levin felt, withdrew behind the screen, and put out the candle, but for a long while he could not sleep.
Size reduction of materials accomplishes two things he notes: It allows for uniform feeding onto conveyors and screens, and in the case of scrap wood it can help separate metal fasteners such as nails and hinges from the wood.
This makes it difficult for the defense because it cannot see the screens coming all the time.
As it does, makers of big, high-resolution TV screens are feverishly exploring technologies to gain a competitive edge.
The Great Western, St Mary Street: 10am to 2am, big screen and 11 smaller screens, food menu served all day, no baseball caps.
Although some Large and costly models have been around for a decade or more, the first flat-panel plasma screens were introduced only six years ago.
Almost all extrusion processes pass melt through wire-mesh screens on the way to the die to provide filtering and improved mixing.
Using screens for extraoral radiography allows an image to be formed using far less radiation than would be required to expose the film directly.
The screens Deschenes photographed at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas are actually green-a color more flattering to skin than the blue from which the process takes its name.