The particular characteristics that investors seek vary depending upon individual investment philosophy, risk tolerances, and even timeframe. A value investor may look for financially sound, large-cap stocks with price-earnings ratios below 70% of all other stocks, exhibiting solid expected growth rates and that have seen expected earnings recently revised upward. On the other hand, a growth or momentum investor may seek out smaller stocks with strong earnings growth and increasing price momentum.
Beyond identifying potential investment opportunities, screening systems are also surrounded by company and industry data that serve as a framework to investigate any investment tips or ideas that come your way in an organized, consistent fashion.
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