Screen stocks

Definition:

To analyze various stocks in search of stocks that meet predetermined criteria. For example, a simple value screen would sort all stocks by their price-to-book ratio and pick the stocks with the lowest ratios as candidates for the value portfolio.

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Discounting the news

An adjustment of a stock's price as speculators bid the price up or down in anticipation of news about the company, whether good or bad.

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