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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.
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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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Screen.

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 ensure that all group 2 cases were detected through a single screen, a TSH cutoff value of 5 [micro]IU/mL would have been necessary, which would have resulted in approximately 282,850 false-positive cases or approximately 79% of the screened population.
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One in every six men was "randomly" selected from a list of birthdays (quasi-randomization) to be screened for prostate cancer, with the remainder serving as controls.
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Other concerns include the effects of borderline-risk patients who fail to return for later screening and the fact that most patients screened by this method would have no neural-tube-defect risk assessment performed; steps would need to be taken to establish alternate methods for such screening, such as sonographic central nervous system anatomy evaluation, or single-marker alpha-feto-protein testing, he said.
In controlled studies, in which susceptible study participants are typically screened for preexisting influenza antibody by hemagglutination inhibition assays to the challenge virus, the routes of infection and the challenge virus can differ.