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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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Both sieves were also fully compliant with strict HACCP and FDA hygiene standards, therefore safeguarding Zeelandia's reputation as a leading food ingredient supplier.
The molecular sieves are then regenerated by removing the trapped moisture and are recycled back through the process.
The distribution refers to the quantity of sand retained on each individual sieve, rather than the average of all sand retained on all sieves.
The results obtained by the XRF protocol outlined here are highly correlated with laboratory results for the sieve, grind, and mixture soil measurement methods.
Smarandache n-ary power sieve is defined as following:
Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and set mushrooms aside, keeping warm.
To improve on nature's molecular sieves, many researchers are developing synthetic varieties whose properties they can tailor (SN: 6/23/01, p.
These results suggest that poor contact between the two phases, probably due to dewetting of polymer chains from the sieve surface, allows bypassing around the selective sieve.
Another feature is that eliminating the solder seam at the junction of the sieve frame and the mesh gauge effectively prevents cross contamination.