The Standard and Poor's Guide to Selecting Stocks: Finding the Winners and Weeding Out the Losers


The analysis and exclusive data that help

Standard & Poor’s professionals find hot

stocks—now available to you

The Standard & Poor’s Guide to Selecting Stocks


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The analysis and exclusive data that help

Standard & Poor’s professionals find hot

stocks—now available to you

The Standard & Poor’s Guide to Selecting Stocks

reveals the stock selection methods of Standard &

Poor’s—the preeminent global provider of independent,

highly valued investment data, valuation, analysis,

and opinions. Clear descriptions give you the guidance to screen for stocks that meet

criteria essential to receiving a STARS recommendation,

from earnings momentum, to historic reaction to

interest rate changes, earnings quality, governance

superiority, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071450843
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/26/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,024,920
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Kaye, CFA, is a portfolio analyst for Standard & Poor's Investment Advisory Services LLC. He serves as a deputy portfolio manager for accounts sub-advised by Standard & Poor's, conducts back tests on equity portfolio strategies, and develops stock screens. Additionally, Kaye writes the weekly "Stock Screens" column for BusinessWeek Online and has been quoted in publications including Standard & Poor's The Outlook,,, and others.

Standard & Poor's is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research, data and valuations. An essential part of the world's financial infrastructure, Standard & Poor's has played a leading role for more than 140 years in providing investors with the independent advice they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : screening for investment winners
1 Bombarded with information 1
2 Why screen for stocks 13
3 Setting up the right screens 21
4 Screening for growth 41
5 Screening for value 57
6 Screening for growth at a reasonable price 71
7 Screening for dividends 83
8 Screening for momentum 99
9 Screening for stocks in specific sectors 109
10 Stocks with negative characteristics 133
11 Screening for mutual funds 143
12 Screening for bonds 183
13 Reverse engineering 201
14 Putting it all together 213
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