Quant Investing Screener Quick Start Guide

This guide shows you just how easy it is to set up your first screen with the Quant Investing stock screener.

 

How to log into the screener

To start you must log into your account. To do this go to www.quant-investing.com Click on the Subscriber Login icon at the top right of your screen.

Log into the Quant Investing stock screener

 

Enter your login details and click the Login button.

On the next screen click on the Go to Screener button.

Go to screener button

If you do not see the Go to Screener button click on this link (after you have logged in) to go there: My Subscription link

This will take you to the screener page.

 

Open the stock screener

To open the screener, click on the small funnel icon – called Screener - at the top left of your screen.

open the stock screener

 

This will open the screening criteria which looks like this:

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Your first screen

The easiest way for you to get to know the screener is to work through a simple example:

Assume you want to screen for companies that meet the following criteria:

  • Registered in the UK
  • Daily traded value of at least GBP 50,000
  • Market value of at least GBP 100 million
  • 20% of companies with the highest Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)
  • Piotroski F-Score greater than 7
  • With the lowest Price to Earnings ratio

 

First set up your output - template

Before you set up your stock screen select all the ratios and indicators (columns) you would like to see as output when you run your screen.

Let us assume you want to see the following information about each company:

  • Company Name
  • Country
  • Ticker
  • Close Price
  • Piotroski F-Score
  • PE Ratio

To select these output columns, click on the Templates icon at the top left of your screen.

Open the templates function

 

You will see a few columns are already selected for you. You can change these and add as many columns as you like.

To add or remove columns click on the Add/remove columns icon.

How to add or remove output columns

 

To add the Price to Earnings Ratio (1)click on the Valuations tab then (2) tick the box next to Price to Earnings.

How to add output columns

 

Add tick marks next to all the indicators you want to show and remove the tick marks next to all the columns you do not need.

When you are done click the Confirm button.

Click confirm to finish selecting columns

 

Important! - Remember to save your Template. Do this by clicking on the Save As button.

Make sure to save your template as

 

Give your template a (1) descriptive name then click the OK button (2) to save your Template.

Give your template a name

 

Set up your stock screen

Now you can select the screening criteria.

To open the screener, click on the small funnel icon – called Screener - at the top left of your screen.

How to open the stock screener

 

Below the Countries heading click on the down arrow (1) of the drop-down list and tick the box next to Great Britain (2) to select it. Unselect all other countries by removing the tick marks next to them.

How to select a country in the stock screener

 

Select traded currency, value, and minimum market value

Click the drop-down lists below Currencies and select GBP (British Pound). Then type values into the boxes below Daily trading volume and Market value.

Important! - Daily trading volume and Market value must be entered in thousands (000).

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Select 20% of companies with the highest Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)

Click the drop-down arrow on the right of the drop-down box below Primary Factor and select ROIC (Return on Invested Capital).

Type ROIC in the box to find the ratio fast.

Move the slider below the Range heading so that it selects the values from 0% to 20%. This means it will select the top 20% of companies in terms of ROIC.

Select ROIC (Return on Invested Capital) in the stock screener

 

Get a list of companies

Click the Apply button to run the screener and get a list of companies that meet the criteria you have selected.

Click apply to start the stock screener

 

Select companies with a Piotroski F-Score greater than 7

To only select companies with a good Piotroski F-Score (greater than 7) enter 7 in the box just below the column heading Piotroski F-Score (1).

Then click on the magnifying glass icon (2) and select Greater than from the drop-down menu.

How select good Piotroski F-Score companies

 

Sort by PE ratio from low to high

Click on the Price to Earnings column heading once (1) to sort the values in the column from low to high (in future if you want to sort from high to low - click on the column heading for a second time).

How to sort Price to Earnings PE from low to high

 

You now have a list of companies that meet all the following criteria:

  • Registered in the UK
  • Daily traded value of at least GBP 50,000
  • Market value of at least GBP 100 million
  • 20% of companies with the highest Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)
  • Piotroski F-Score greater than 7
  • With the lowest Price to Earnings ratio

 

This is what your completed stock screen looks like:

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That is how easy it is to set up your first screen.

 

Info on all ratios and indicators

If you would like more information on exactly how all the ratios and indicators available in the Quant Investing stock screener is calculated, go to the glossary .

 

If you have any questions, please let us know by clicking on the Need Help? button at the bottom right of your screen.

 

Wishing you profitable investing


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