This means you can limit your stock screen to only the companies that are included in the S&P 500 index.
What exactly is the S&P 500 index?
The S&P 500 index is a group of large U.S. companies and is meant to reflect the risk/return characteristics of companies with a large market value.
Companies in the S&P 500 index are selected by the S&P Index Committee, as well as a team of analysts and economists at Standard & Poor's.
Remember the S&P 500 is a market value weighted index - this means that the larger the market value of a company the more its price movements will influence the index.
How to select the S&P 500 index?
Once you have logged into the screener click the drop down list below Primary Factor and under the heading Growth select S&P500 Companies.
How to select the S&P 500 index
Here are a few interesting S&P 500 stock screening ideas for you:
1. S&P 500 companies with a high and growing dividend yield
The stock screen below will give you a list of high dividend yield S&P 500 companies that have also been growing their dividends over the past 10 years.
2. S&P 500 companies with best momentum
You can also, for example, find companies in the S&P 500 index with the best six month stock price momentum (increasing share price).
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Selects S&P 500 companies with the best 6 month stock price momentum.
3. Undervalued quality S&P 500 companies
This screen will give you a list of undervalued S&P 500 companies.
4. S&P 500 companies that are on steroids
You can also look for companies in the S&P 500 that are market leaders – large companies on steroids.
Market Leaders are:
- Non-utility companies with larger than average:
- Market value
- Number of shares outstanding
- Free Cash flow and
- Sales above 1.5 times the average of the universe
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Selects Market Leading S&P 500 companies
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