You’ll always do best by sticking with profitable firms. The price
earnings valuation ratio can only be positive if earnings are
positive, so use the PE ratio filter (P/E) and specify “Profitable.”
Three Stocks Qualified
Surprisingly, the screen only turned up
three stocks when I ran it.
BGC Partners (BGCP): Stock brokerage firm operating
globally that is expected to grow earnings 18% this year and 16%
NewStar Financial (NEWS):
Commercial finance company that is expected to grow earnings
68% this year and
Park Sterling (PSTB): Regional bank operating in the
Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia, that is expected to grow
earnings 25% this year and 16% next year.
link to the
screen so you can see which stocks it's turning up today.
Consider the results of my screen to be research candidates, not a
buy list. The more you know about your stocks, the better your