Screening Tool

The Screening Tool by FAST Graphs

Screening gives you the ability to quickly find new stocks. Different metrics, historical data, and estimate data can be easily added or removed at any time to customize the screen. Any screen you create and like can be saved so you can reuse it later.

Create a Screen

Click on "Screening" in the navigation panel, then click "My Screens" - "Create Screen"

Customize Screen

To customize the view, click on any of the four tabs at the top:

  • General
  • Historic
  • Estimated
  • Regions


Under the General section of the Screener, the general information about the company can be found. Items like Credit Rating, Sector and Sub-Industry, and Exchange can be found here. This information will be located in the FAST FACTS of the company.


The Historic section gives the ability to analyze historical growth rates, historical Normal P/Es, and historical Dividend CAGRs just to name a few. These items can be found either in the FAST FACTS of each company, or in the Performance Chart.


The Estimated section displays data only found on the Forecasting Calculator: Estimates.


Once you have made your choices from the four tabs, click "Run Query"

That will then bring up your Results
NOTE: If you have more than 500 results, you will need to narrow down your search by making additional choices and run additional queries.

You can save the screen by clicking the "Save As" button, and you can also create a portfolio by clicking the "Add to Portfolio" button.

Pre-Set Screens

Premium users can now access a selection of preset screens! These carefully curated screens utilize key metrics and parameters to identify some of the best stocks available in the market. The lists are dynamic, updating daily based on the latest data published by companies. Find these lists under the "Preset Screens" menu within the Screening section of the app.

You can graph screens just like you do with portfolios. Click on a stock within the screen list or use the drop-down in the top menu bar in the FAST Graphs and Financials section.

Persistency Score

Persistency Score is a % measure of how persistent a company's metric has been over its total length available on FAST Graphs. The score represents a percentage of the time including calculated monthly values that the earnings metric line is within the perfect persistency corridor. This corridor has a width of (1 plus the growth rate percentage) times (plus and minus) 10% times the persistent fit point for each fiscal year. The width of the corridor is mainly affected by the 10% width multiplier and the persistent fit point, but the higher growth rate of the earnings metric also provides a width boost for the corridor calculation. You can also think of the (plus and minus) 10% as being the allowable error rate or variation rate around the persistent fit point.

Growth Score represents the number of times the selected metric has grown over the total length represented as a %.

Number of Years represents the amount of data we have available for the company. You can use this field to find older companies or younger companies from the screening tool.

Persistency represents how consistent the growth of the company is. A certain point in time is scored one point as long as it’s within an identified range. A point in time that is above the range, is scored partial points in order to not fully penalize an outstandingly good result. And anything below the range is scored zero points. This is only available for the “Max” Historical timeframe, and we may create persistency scores for shorter timeframes in the future.

The definition of persistency score is a rating of how persistent the earnings of a company have grown. Cyclical companies will not be highly rated, and companies growing too fast and then slowing down will not be as persistent as a company that has grown at consistent rates.

Persistency Score Video