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How do you use the Finviz Stock screener?

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Click the expand-collapse button (presented as a tiny arrow) on the right side of a screening filter to access a pull-down list of criteria for screening, explains Finviz.com. As each criterion is selected, a filtered list of stocks is updated below.

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There are three main categories of filters: descriptive, fundamental and technical, explains Investopedia. The filters are accessed through their respective tabs at the top of the screener. The descriptive filters include exchange, market capitalization, dividend yield, sector, industry and country. The fundamental filters include metrics such as the price-to-earnings ratio, earnings per share growth, margins and debt ratios. Technical filters include beta, distance from moving averages, 52-week high/low and recent performance.

Filter combinations can be saved as a preset and accessed later from the top of the screener, according to Finviz.com. As of April 2015, the Finviz screener is a free service, notes Investopedia, however a user must register in order to save screens for future visits. Users can also upgrade to a higher service for a fee and access more advanced tools.

Finviz.com offers a guided video tour to further instruct users on the functionality of the screener. A number of helpful instructional videos are also available on YouTube.

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