The Web User's Guide To Screening Stocks

John Lah loves numbers. The chief financial officer at a Charlottesville (Va.) health-care company by day, Lah dives right back into vast pools of numbers at night, searching for stock picks. He pays $29.95 monthly to Telescan, a dial-up data service that allows his personal computer to look for undervalued stocks by combing through an assortment of financial ratios. But lately, Lah is finding much of the same information on the Internet--and many of the stock-screening sites are free. "It's just incredible," says Lah, who already has invested in five stocks he found via the Net. "People don't realize how much all this stuff used to cost."

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