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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.
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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.
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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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To cap it off, the Manunuri officers and members pointed out that they 'heed the plea for all award-giving bodies to be extra careful with the screeners entrusted to them,' asserting that, 'then as now,' they 'will never participate in the unauthorized reproduction, uploading, and public viewing of these films because piracy violates the very ideals for which MPP was established.'
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The former screener states that there are a few "delusional zealots who believe they're keeping America safe by taking your snow globe, your 2-inch pocket knife, your 4-ounce bottle of shampoo and performing invasive pat-downs on your kids." The rest "know their job is a complete joke." Indeed, notes the author, when the TSA does make good hires, these people "just don't last because they can get a normal job."
This will allow screeners to quickly become familiar with them, plugging potential security holes in the fastest way.
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But the position paper says, ''Textbook screeners gave appropriate opinions on textbook expressions that might trigger misunderstandings over the Battle of Okinawa.''
Preliminary study results show that screeners are better able to spot specific items they see frequently and that screeners are most effective when they search for a single type of threat, such as guns or explosives, as opposed to multiple threats at once.
The 9/11 attack produced immediate demands for a federal employees to replace private screeners at airports.
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