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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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The Cultural Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran's embassy in Sri Lanka said it would screen films by award winning Iranian artists in its auditorium on the first and last Wednesdays of every month due to increasing public demand for Iranian films among Sri Lankan audiences.
For the third consecutive year, Deauville will screen films 24 hours a day each day during the entire 10-day festival.
The theatre has had about pounds 8,000 in funding from regional screen agency Screen Yorkshire to screen films for the next year.
The State Agency for Tourism told about its plan to organize a presentation of Kyrgyzstan in Saudi Arabia this April to display handicrafts, screen films about the nature and sites of attraction.
Chief executive Mark Dobson said: "The Tyneside Cinema is so much more than a building ( not only do we screen films here and around the region, we are actively encouraging people to take part in creating their own films and learning skills for the new media industries that are burgeoning in the North-East.
The need to screen films over the course of several days had an adverse effect on the students' ability to follow the narrative flow.
The American-style outdoor shows are due to be launched in York next month, with plans to screen films at 25 stores in April and May and a further 25 by September.
We want to bring an intensely edgy event to the public but also to screen films that bring people into the theatres.