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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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This allows the sample to work over the entire area of the sieve surface.
Do not open new sieve packs until you're ready to use them.
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The sand retained on each sieve (grains that are too large to pass through) is then weighed and recorded.
The pastor said: "Look, and see the water has run through and the sieve is clean.
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Between samples, we cleaned all testing equipment, including the soil guard, the soil sampling tools, spatula, mortar and pestle, the 125-[micro]m test sieve, and the sieve base, using paper towels, water, and pop-up wipes (Cotton Tails[TM], Rockline Industries, Sheboygan, Wisconsin).
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