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History A hardcore intrinsic value investing screen based on buying with a significant Margin of Safety but not as demanding as Graham's set of Defensive Screen criteria. Despite the name, this is not a growth screen. Graham felt defensive investors should confine their holdings to the shares of large, prominent/important, and conservatively financed companies with long histories of profitable operations. In contrast, entreprising investors could expand their universe outside of these “important” companies. He suggests looking at i) the relatively unpopular large company, ii) “special situations”, and iii) “bargain issues”.  more »

PASS
P/E < 10
FAIL
Current Ratio > 1.5
FAIL
Long Term Debt < 1.1 * Working Capital
PASS
EPS Streak > 4
PASS
Div History > 0
PASS
EPS > EPS 5y ago
FAIL
P/TB < 1.2
PASS
Is Primary Listing == 1
FAIL
Qualifies in the top 200 stocks sorted by P/3y Avg Earnings ascending

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