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Fire Your Stock Analyst!: Analyzing Stocks on Your Own by Harry Domash

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Value Screen

The basis of value investing is finding good companies that are currently on the outs with most market players. This screen looks for value-priced stocks that are out-of-favor with analysts and mutual funds. The search verifies that passing candidates are indeed out-of-favor by requiring a weak stock chart.

Market Capitalization

Specify a minimum $250 million market capitalization.

Value strategies usually lead you to mid- and large-cap prospects. It’s unlikely that companies smaller than $250 million market-cap would qualify; so don’t waste time analyzing them.

Price to Sales Ratio

Specify 3.0 maximum P/S

You’ll probably find that most of your viable candidates will have P/S ratios below 2, so this requirement eliminates ...

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