Have you ever wanted to buy stocks but didn’t quite know where to start? There are thousands if not millions of possibilities when it comes to picking stocks. So, it comes as no surprise that getting started can be quite a daunting process.
Stock screeners can make choosing the right stock a whole lot easier. A stock screener is a tool that allows you to filter for companies or stocks that meet a specific set of financial criteria.
They help you filter out the underperformers and hopefully pick the winners. Warren Buffet and his mentor Benjamin Graham were renowned for completing detailed analysis on their stock picks. Using a stock screener get you on your way by fielding out the winners and losers early on in your analysis.
So without further adieu, check out these 18 free stock screeners from around the web!
The original Yahoo Finance Stock Screener is completely free and has a universally standard list of filters that you can use for your analysis. As an added bonus it also comes with a bond and fund screener you can use if you’re looking to diversify your investment portfolio.
Uncle Stock is definitely my favorite when it comes to stock screeners. There are quite a number of filters to choose from as well as having the functionality to further dill into the stock’s performance. In addition to this Uncle Stock allows you to screen stocks from global markets and add them to your watch list.
FinViz is focused on financial visualizations and in that sphere they don’t disappoint. This stock screener allows you to choose criteria from a range of descriptive, fundamental and technical indicators. As expected they also provide a wide range of graphs, which you can use to help pick your winners. They also provide interactive map of stocks around the world, it might not be super useful for screening but it’s definitely interesting.
We can’t forget Google Finance from the list. The interface for their stock screener appears simple but is quite powerful. All the indicators required for detailed analysis are provided and you can also evaluate stocks from around the world.
The Morning Star screener is a little less feature packed than some of the other screeners, this is largely due to there being a paid version also. In spite of being unable to access analyst recommendations though, the Morning Star screener is still a solid platform to start your screening on.