The particular characteristics that investors seek out vary depending upon individual investment philosophy and even timeframe. A value investor may look for financially sound, large-cap stocks with a price-earnings ratio below 70% of all other stocks exhibiting a solid expected growth rate that has been revised upward recently. On the other hand, a growth investor may seek out smaller stocks with strong earnings growth and increasing price momentum.
Beyond identifying stock ideas, fundamental 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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