There are about 3,500 companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States. Picking the right stock can feel a lot like finding a needle in a haystack. Stock screeners are tools that help you filter through the world’s stocks to find the ones that best match your investment criteria.
Basic stock screeners look at some key metrics that typical investors care about. Advanced stock screeners take things a step further and give you more granular control when hunting for your next winning stock. When getting ready to dive in for the first time, you’ll want to know the basics to get the best results for your search.