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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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If they are colorizing most of their product, they will probably want to screen out most of the fines, since fines "soak up the colorant" and thus add to the product cost.
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n Edwards, St Mary Street: 10am to 2am, one big screen and more smaller screens, baguettes served.
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Screen mesh, or the number of wires per inch, varies from 20 to 150 or more--20 mesh is coarse; 40 to 60 mesh is intermediate, and 80 to 150 is a fine mesh.
For this excellent, timely MOMA exhibition, curated by Mary Lea Bandy, twenty eight of Warhol's screen tests were transferred to DVD and shown in looped clusters of three or four, on six different-size video monitors surrounded by wooden picture frames, plus one screen on which a DVD is projected.
Figure 1: First radiograph made using a fluorescent screen in combination with a film, 1896.
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Doug Brown, managing partner at Los Angeles-based Regent Properties, recalls finding little enthusiasm in 1996 when he first tried selling the idea of an ``urban village'' center with an eight-to-10 screen theater at the run-down area at Sunset and Vine.