Investor Glossary-stock screeningInvestor Glossary-stock screeningInvestor Glossary-stock screeningInvestor Glossary-stock screeningInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Stock Screening

The HTML to link to this page
 

Stock screening is the process of finding stocks that meets an investor's selection criteria.
Stock screening can be done based on either fundamentals or technical analysis.

Fundamental stock screening attempts to find companies matching a specific financial profile. Investors may screen stocks based on factors such as price, market cap, and balance sheet ratios. Stock screening can also involve finding companies that have met predetermined technical thresholds. Investors may build stock screens to look for companies making new highs or lows, trading in narrow ranges, or have achieved certain levels with technical indicators such as RSI, ADX, stochastics, etc.

It is important to note that stock screening does not imply a stock will move in the desired direction; it merely says a stock meets the criteria set by the investor doing the stock screening. Once done manually, stock screening is now generally done by computer. Many brokers and web sites provide stock screening software tools.



Rate this stock screening definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: reverse mortgage, deferred revenue, 144a, current ratio, required rate of return, option premium, implied volatility, class C shares, ex-dividend, inflation, per diem, balance sheet, in escrow, cancelled check, margin rate, FICO score, stock split, 1035 exchange, average price per share, retained earnings, real GDP, 1031 exchange, Zero Cost Collar, ex-dividend date, 401a, LIBOR, open position, annual return, stock market close, deferred tax, minority interest, covered put, irrevocable trust, VIX, FTSE, liquidity ratio, wholly-owned subsidiary, APR, diluted share, limit order, command economy, debt service coverage, quality assurance, EBITDA, Key Rate Duration, phantom income, risk management, labor relations, dividends payable


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Home | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2016 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use