Hi, I am afraid there could be some problem with the screener because some stocks disappear and other appear.
For example HOFT used to qualify as defensive stock. Now it no longer appears in both defensive and enterprising.
I am not sure if that's because perhaps it closed the year on a negative sign? However trailing EPS is positive and the only minus sign is EPS (does this represent EPS 2020?). Even in that case, should it not just drop down to enterprising?
Aside from HOFT, I have noticed that now the screener for US Stock market includes stocks like Big Lots, Naspers for example. A year ago when their price was much lower and I screened for stock, they did not appear (I had set 70% filter for % intrinsic value). How is this possible? If they clear the criteria and make the cutoff now for intrinsic value all the more they should have cleared it a year ago when the price was lower. As assurance I also checked the BIG EPS trend and no, also a year ago it cleared the criteria for eps growth. So they should have been there. And I would have bought them back them, making a nice profit.
I think it would be helpful to figure out what could be the reason why some stocks pop in and out when seemingly it doesn't have to do with their fundamentals having changed to an extent not to clear the criteria anymore. Might have to do with the screener itself? Thanks