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Filters - First Call Statistics

Select a check box to restrict your search by Analyst Consensus Recommendation.

Analyst Consensus Recommendation: The mean of all analysts' current recommendations. Recommendations are a translation of a specific analyst's recommendation to the First Call recommendation scale: Strong Buy (1.0 - 1.5), Buy (1.6 - 2.5), Hold (2.6 - 3.5), Underperform (3.6 - 4.5) and Sell (4.6 - 5.0).

  • Step 1: Select an option from any of the dropdowns to narrow down your search based on the criteria selected.
  • Step 2: Enter numbers in the text boxes to restrict your search to companies that have a minimum (greater than) or maximum (less than) value.

If you enter numbers in both fields, your search will isolate those companies within the range you've specified. To isolate companies with a statistic greater than a certain value, enter the value in the minimum text box. To isolate companies with a statistic less than a certain value, enter the value in the maximum text box.

If you choose to use multiple dropdowns, the search will isolate stocks and indexes that match the criteria entered in all dropdowns.

Last Quarter % Surprise: The percent difference between the last quarter's actual EPS and the last quarter's estimated EPS.

Two Quarters Ago % Surprise: The percent difference between the actual EPS and the estimated EPS for the specified period.

Next 5 Yrs - Median Growth Rate: The median (middle) estimated 5-year growth rate. An equal number of estimated growth rates lie above and below this rate.

PEG - Price/Earnings/Growth - 5 Yrs: A company's price-to-earnings ratio, based on a calendar-year, mean estimate, divided by the five-year future earnings growth rate. There's a quick rule of thumb in investing: if the P/E ratio of a stock is equal to or greater than the stock's earnings growth rate, many investors believe the stock is fully valued. For example, if a stock has a P/E ratio of 15 and the earnings growth rate is expected to be 15 per cent over the next five years, then the stock is considered, by many but not all, investors, to be fully valued. What many investors are looking for is a stock that has a P/E which is less than half of the growth rate. In the above example that means, if the stock has a P/E of 15 and the growth rate is projected to be 30 per cent, then these investors would be excited about it.

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