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Old 07-18-2007, 10:47 AM   #1
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Anyone have a good stock screnner?

All of the ones I have seen on the free sites seem to be extremely basic. Any good ones?
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:57 PM   #2
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All of the ones I have seen on the free sites seem to be extremely basic. Any good ones?
Are you willing to pay? Or do you want the free screeners?
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Freebie, preferably.

And could you loan me a shotgun loaded with slugs so I shoot the office prick and rid the world of a persistent menace?
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:07 PM   #4
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Have you tried yahoo's screener?
http://screener.finance.yahoo.com/newscreener.html
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Yahho's always hangs up when I try to download.
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Have your tried M*'s screen? MSN's Deluxe isn't too bad. Each one seems to have one measure I like to screen for but lacks two or three others. Hard to get around it.

"Pay for" screeners usually deliver the goods. Like a kid in a candy store.
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As mentioned by wildcat, the investor.msn.com deluxe screener is not bad at all. The problem is that it has no manual. It is not obvious that you can have functions of the search criteria as a Field name.

Current price / 52-week Low <= 1.2

You can only get a hint of the true power by seeing posted searches or just trying things out.
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I always used Telechart Gold version and was always happy with it. At about $300/year it wasn't hard to justify the cost if it found you just one good idea. My subscription lapsed a while back but have been considering re-subscribing lately.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:00 AM   #9
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Yahho's always hangs up when I try to download.

Are you using a new version of Java? Try upgrading that and give it another try. The Yahoo screener is decent for a free one.

You guys don't have one at work you can use?
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Are you using a new version of Java? Try upgrading that and give it another try. The Yahoo screener is decent for a free one.

You guys don't have one at work you can use?
Seems like an analyst like brewer should have whatever he needs to make suggestions.........
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:45 PM   #11
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ameritrade provides adv screener if you have apex account.
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:10 PM   #12
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AAII's 'Stock Investor Pro' is the best I've used but it costs $198/yr with weekly data updates. Over 8,000 stocks, 2,000 data fields and it allows you to create your own custom fields with calculations.
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Old 07-22-2007, 12:02 AM   #13
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Brewer,

Before moving to AAIIs screener, I used the custom screener at Zacks:

Zacks.com - Stock Screening Tools - Custom Stock Screener

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Brewer,

Before moving to AAIIs screener, I used the custom screener at Zacks:

Zacks.com - Stock Screening Tools - Custom Stock Screener

Good luck
Is there more to the screen than what pops up on the link? I hope :confused:

As far as the pay for screeners, I don't think I would be willing to pay for one as a value investor in a relatively expensive market. Doesn't seem like it would produce enough meaningful results.
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Wildcat- I'm not sure what you mean. Underneath that simple interface lays a powerful little screener. For example, if I want to know what Company's have a P/E <10, P/B <1.2, P/S <1, dividend yield >4% on Sales of < $1B; the screener provides me with 2 Company's.

To utilize the screener:

- Click on the arrow at the 'Select Category' field. The window to the right will update based on which category you select.
- Type in the numbers you wish to screen for with the appropriate '<>' signs and then click the 'Click here to screen' button.

Repeat the above steps until you are ready to see the results. (A window beneath the 'Select Category' field will update the number of Company's meeting your search criteria) Click the 'Run Screen' button for all of the details.

They also have several predefined screens too:

Zacks.com - Stock Screening Tools - Predefined Stock Screeener

Happy screening.
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