If you trade or invest in stocks, you know that manually searching for a stocks that match your criteria can be painful. Fortunately, there are many stock screeners that you can use to help you find stocks quickly. Here are a few of the best ones.
Best Stock Screener
Google Finance offers a nice and powerful stock screener for fundamental analysis. You can search for stuff like price, valuation, dividend, financial ratios, operating metrics, stock metrics, margins, growth and more. You can also filter stocks based on market caps, P/E ratio, Div yield, 52 week price changes and so on. You can combine any of the criteria and do a custom screen based on your need. If you invest stocks for the long term, then Google Finance will be your best bet. Best of all, the stock screener is free to use.
Yahoo Finance also has an awesome stock screener that you can use for fundamental data. Here’s a list of the stuff that you can search for.
1. Industry and index membership such as the Dow Jones, S&P 500 or others.
2. You can search by share data such as share price, market cap, dividend yield and volatility.
3. You can also search for sales and profitability data of a company by sales revenue and profit margin.
4. Valuation ratios allows you to search by P/E, P/B, P/S and PEG ratios.
5. Last but not least, you can also search for analyst estimates such as the 1 year EPS growth and 5 year EPS growth. You can also search for the average analyst recommendations.
Zacks Stock Screener
Zacks also has a powerful fundamental stock screener with a wide selection of filtering criteria. You have the options to search for basic financial data just like the Google Stock Screener like return on investment, Income statement & growth, dividends margins & turnover, balance sheet, liquidity & coverage. In addition, you can search for stocks based on earnings surprises and misses, and how the market reacts to these news.
Technical Stock Screener
Technically speaking, a stock screener that is designed for technical analysis is called a stock scanner. However, most people doesn’t really care what the correct name should be, so we will call it stock screener in this post.
Finviz Stock Screener
Finviz is a great stock screener for both technical analysis and fundamental analysis. You have the ability to search for stocks based on market caps, earnings date, analyst recommendations, dividend yield and so on. Best of all, you can combine your fundamental search with technical indicators such as moving average, volatility, RSI, candlestick patterns, gap up and down. Overall, this is the best stock screener if you are using both fundamental and technical analysis.
Last but not least, stock-screener.org offers a pretty cool technical stock screener. It has all types of candlestick chart patterns and technical indicators that you can use. The stock screener is super easy to use yet very powerful. Here are some technical indicators that you can scan for.
Three Outside Up
Dark Cloud Cover
Above The Stomach
Last Engulfing Top
Three Line Strike
Three White Soldiers
Bullish Side By Side White Line
Bullish Meeting Lines
There are bunch of technical indicators included with this screener such as MACD, stochastic oscillator, RSI, moving average, volume, and many more. This is the only stock screener that I’m using for my penny stock screening because I only use a few technical indicators and it has everything that I need.