Last week, we took a look at the Free Canadian Dividend Stock Screeners. Since half of my readership is from the States, I thought it would be unfair to let you down ;-). On top of that, I think there are more opportunities in the US dividend world than there are on the Canadian market. So here we go with my US stock screener reviews:
Zacks stocks is a complete investing website including free and paid services. As you can see with their stock screener, they offer basic info searches with additional “premium” features. The free stock screener offers pretty basic information such as dividend yield and P/E ratio. If you are willing to pay and go premium, you will get access to their investing research and rankings.
At first glance, I would say that you can find a better stock screener if you are looking for dividend stocks!
If you don’t know about FinViz Stock Screener, you are definitely missing something. In my opinion, this is probably the most complete and easy to use free stock screener. You can browse through the AMEX, NASDAQ and NYSE stock exchanges.
What I really like about FinViz is the incredible number of search options. They are also well divided in separate section (Descriptive, Fundamental and Technical). The fundamental section is pretty complete including 5 year growth data on EPS and sales.
Another very comprehensive stock screener comes from Google. The screener looks pretty slick and you can play with the min and max on the graphics (which shows the distribution of stocks across your min and max).
Like the FinVix stock screener, you can search through different categories of data (popular, price, valuation, dividend, financial ratios, operating metrics, stock metrics, margins and growth). Since you have several categories, you can easily select one or two metrics per category and generate a very complete search. Since there is a dividend section with a more info on them, dividend investors can certainly use it to search for US dividend stocks.
The last US stock screener to be covered is the one made by Yahoo. I know several US investors use it since it has been around for a while. This is also the reason why it needs to have a refresh on both the look and the content!
It is a pretty simple stock screener with basic information. Besides the dividend yield, you don’t get much info with regards to dividend metrics. I guess that the day they perform an upgrade, they will certainly add a little bit more meat to their screener!
What is the Best US Stock Screener?
I’m hesitating between Google & FinViz, what is your favorite US stock screener?