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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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Redmond will have 31 screeners and one onsite manager, he said.
In undercover stings, officials pack bags full of travel items, and suspicious ones, and put them through security to see whether the screeners can spot them.
On an appeal to the TSA's Disciplinary Review Board, AFGE argued that the TSA failed to provide meaningful notice to the screener before termination.
The Senate bill proposed to federalize the 28,000 screeners now in service, resulting in background checks, better training and better pay.
The MPAA claimed that such screeners could be used for movie piracy, but many voters - not to mention folks affiliated with studio-owned art house subsidiaries such as Universal's Focus Features and Disney's Miramax Films - saw it as a move by rich studios to put films with lower promotional budgets at a disadvantage in awards races.
The decision to wrongfully terminate these screeners is being made at the same time TSA is lobbying Congress for $10 million to stem the abnormally high attrition rate at the agency," AFGE National President John Gage said.
group of companies, today announced the launch of Secure Online Screeners, an efficient and economical way for rights-holders to safely submit short and feature-length films to festivals, and for festivals to manage their incoming submissions, entirely over the Internet.
Unlike conventional screeners using band-clamp arrangements, these can be more difficult to dismantle and often require tools.
Most screeners, according to the author, are just there for the paycheck--$15 an hour to start, plus "tons of overtime" filling in for no-shows--and the benefits, including generous amounts of vacation and sick time and a near impossibility of being fired unless they get caught stealing from passengers.
Los Angeles Airport TSA screeners arrested on drug and corruption charges Two security screeners at Los Angeles Airport have been arrested on drug trafficking and corruption charges, accused of taking bribes to allow large narcotic shipments through the airport.
Trade union International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) announced on Wednesday that 1,624 screeners at Toronto's Pearson International Airport will now become union members, following authorisation from the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB).