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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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Although screeners remain deprived of a collective bargaining agreement, AFGE represents screeners before the Disciplinary Review Board, EEOC, courts, in Congress and in the media.
They may be able to spend federal dollars more wisely, given their experience in providing efficiencies such as cross-training screeners with other security personnel, says Susan Kurland, spokesperson for the Coalition of American Owned Security Companies, whose members are guard companies that provide screeners.
The independent Lions Gate Films, not bound by from major-studio restrictions, was able to send out home screeners.
screeners with those from other countries, the GAO found that in European countries salaries range from the equivalent of $7.
Supervisors, it seems, care little about what screeners do--as long as they don't chew gum on duty.
Moving beyond initial training, professional screeners will be able to use the simulator to maintain their proficiency, just like the airline pilots.
Government Accountability Office, who authored a 2005 report critical of the lack of airport screener training, said TSA has made great strides since that report was issued.
As the point guard goes to the screener (5), who straddles the three-point-line at the top-of-the-key, the ball-side wing (2) cuts to the low block (Diag.
Early innovations that significantly increased screening capacity and efficiency included a "Kascade" screener with a 360[degrees] peripheral discharge, and an Auxiliary Discharge Classifier that combined conventional screening with peripheral discharge and an inclined conveying deck.
These practices include screening candidates before they are hired through the assessment centers, hiring baggage handlers in order to utilize baggage screeners more efficiently, and, during the initial hiring, selecting screener supervisors from within their screener workforce rather than relying on the decisions of TSA's hiring contractors.
At initial award, Lockheed Martin was tasked with providing the full range of support for a number of training programs, including combination screener training and baggage training as well as providing Customer Service Support Center (CSSC) services.