Yahoo Finance Stock Screeners for Value Investing

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michoco911
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Yahoo Finance Stock Screeners for Value Investing

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Hello,

In his book, "The Intelligent Investor", Graham listed 7 things to watch out for, for defensive investors, when picking stocks such as:
- Assets = 2 x Liabilities
- P/E Ratio < 15
- Positive earnings for past 10 years
- Per Share Earnings Growth
- Price < 1.5 X Net Asset Value

Did anyone ever used Yahoo Finance Stock Screener to construct such as search and get a list of stocks that would qualify for the above?

Can't see to get it working.
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Re: Yahoo Finance Stock Screeners for Value Investing

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Nowadays, the intelligent defensive investor uses one of the many excellent and inexpensive value index funds to eliminate this step. You might be particularly interested in Schwab's Fundamental Index series because it weights companies based on these criteria rather than on market cap.
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Re: Yahoo Finance Stock Screeners for Value Investing

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michoco911 wrote: Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:59 am Hello,

In his book, "The Intelligent Investor", Graham listed 7 things to watch out for, for defensive investors, when picking stocks such as:
- Assets = 2 x Liabilities
- P/E Ratio < 15
- Positive earnings for past 10 years
- Per Share Earnings Growth
- Price < 1.5 X Net Asset Value

Did anyone ever used Yahoo Finance Stock Screener to construct such as search and get a list of stocks that would qualify for the above?

Can't see to get it working.
Keep in mind his book was written at a time where low cost index investing was not available like it is today. He might have recommended index investing for the average investor if he was born a little later in life.
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michoco911
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Re: Yahoo Finance Stock Screeners for Value Investing

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I am using index funds already. 90% of total amount split between 60% stock and 40% bonds.
The remaining 10% of the amount is kept for individual stock picking (just to keep my curiosity in check as i cant stand still all the time :) ) and thats why i am looking for some help through stock screener filtering.
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danielbird193
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It's a paid-for service, but I would highly recommend Stockopedia for this sort of thing.
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Re: Yahoo Finance Stock Screeners for Value Investing

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michoco911 wrote: Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:59 am Hello,

In his book, "The Intelligent Investor", Graham listed 7 things to watch out for, for defensive investors, when picking stocks such as:
- Assets = 2 x Liabilities
- P/E Ratio < 15
- Positive earnings for past 10 years
- Per Share Earnings Growth
- Price < 1.5 X Net Asset Value

Did anyone ever used Yahoo Finance Stock Screener to construct such as search and get a list of stocks that would qualify for the above?

Can't see to get it working.
Also I found the Yahoo Finance data to be often incorrect (or obscure in terms of the adjustments made) against checking the actual Report & Accounts.

Changes in GAAP mean that the Assets and Net Asset numbers for most companies are less reliable than they were. In 1970 something like 85% of the non-current assets of S&P 500 companies were tangible fixed assets. That number is now down to about 15%.

Apple as a company has a huge pool of investments. But the most valuable thing it has is its brand (no value on the BS under US GAAP, I believe), its network of suppliers (hundreds of companies) which will have minimal value on BS, and its software, which will have some value.
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Re: Yahoo Finance Stock Screeners for Value Investing

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I'd like to point out to be careful with some Yahoo Finance data. For example, the Price/Book ratios appear to be displayed as the inverse of what they really are. For example, as I write this Yahoo is showing VB with a Price to Book Ratio of 0.45 . That would be a heck of deal. Unfortunately, Vanguard says it's really 2.2 .
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