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<Unfortunately I cannot screen for Gross Margin, but
it is easy to reduce the pack via this method.

I've found that the best screening software on the Internet, and in my opinion the best anywhere, is Microsoft's Money Central Investment Finder. It requires you to download and install software. I normally avoid any Web site that requires local installs--but this tool is worth it.

Investment Finder will allow you to screen for a huge set of variables, including gross margin. The best part is that it allows you to create your own calculations as screening criteria. For example, I like to look for stocks that are increasing price on greater than average volume. (William J. O'Neil's philosophy). To approximate this volume increase I screen for [avg month volume]/[avg quarter volume] > 1.4. (Recent volume is 40% higher than a three month average).

Investment Finder offers a ton of useful criteria such as exceeded estimates for the last two periods, increase in institutional ownership, analysts raised estimates. You can screen for revenue, EPS, volume and stock price growth in a number of time periods. When the results come back you can sort on any column and save the results only or results plus criteria to Excel.

ps. I don't work for Microsoft and as I said I'm not a fan of downloading and installing components--but this tool is great for screening.

You can find it at

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