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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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Intensifying screens need the maximum amount of care during handling.
In the case of conventional radiography, film and intensifying screens must be transported to the field site, light-fight facilities must be set up for loading and unloading cassettes, and access to a processing facility must be arranged, along with a supply of chemicals.
The use of intensifying screen cleaner and anti-static solution as specified by the manufacturer is highly recommended.
An x-ray tube still was used, but intensifying screens and film no longer were necessary.
In addition to intraoral films, it would be appropriate to include extraoral film, intensifying screens, duplicating film, film protection, and storage.
Request for quotations: Supply of medical radiographic cassette with intensifying screens for the needs of the regional public health services budget "Regional Clinical Hospital 2" of the Ministry of Health of the Khabarovsk Territory