Stock Rover Review
Pricing & Software
Company Fundamentals & Screening
News & Social Trading
Charts & Indicators
Pre-Built Screeners & Portfolios
Ease of Use
Stock Rover Review Summary
Stock Rover is a stock screening, research & portfolio management service. Benefits include a 10-year historical financial, earnings, dividend database & Morningstar analyst ratings. The ability to perform portfolio correlation, balancing & screen for dividends, the margin of safety & fair value make it an industry-leading research tool.
- Huge Selection of Fundamental & Financial Scanning Criteria
- Incredible Stock Scoring Systems
- Unique 10 Year Historical Fundamentals Data
- Warren Buffet & Ben Graham Screeners & Portfolios
- The Best Usability & Setup
- Every Financial Ratio Possible
- Research Reports Now Available *New
- Limited Social Community
Winner: Best for USA & Canada Value Investors Seeking Industry Leading Fundamental & Financial Analysis Stock Research Software. Easy to Use Yet Extremely Powerful. Stock Rover is Our Outright Winner
Stock Rover Best Stock Screener Review Winner 2020
It is awe-inspiring that Stock Rover has stormed into the review winners section of our Stock Market Software Review in its first try. It is also the outright winner in our Best Stock Screener Review.
I now actively use Stock Rover every day to find the undiscovered gems that form the foundations of my long-term investments.
What is Stock Rover?
Stock Rover is an industry-leading stock screening, research & portfolio management service. Benefits include a 10-year historical financial, earnings, dividend database & Morningstar analyst ratings. The ability to perform portfolio correlation, balancing & screen for dividends, plus the margin of safety & fair value, are key benefits.
Another benefit is the ability to backtest your screening criteria, which means you can see if your scans were profitable in the past.
I have created an exclusive Beat the Market Screener, which significantly outperformed the S&P500 by 50% over the last seven years (to 2020). You can get this screener included for free with Stock Rover Premium Plus Account.
- Related Article: Our Beat the Market Screener [Actually] Beats the Market
Stock Rover Pricing: 10/10
You can have Stock Rover for free; however, the real power of Stock Rover is unleashed with the Premium Plus service. Moreover, their top tier of service is not even expensive when compared to the competition.
How Much Does Stock Rover Cost?
- Free $0 – Scanning for 10,000 stocks, 43,000 mutual funds & ETF’s, broker integration, portfolio analysis & market news
- Essentials $7.99 US /mo – 5 years of historical data, 10 fair value, and margin of safety ratings per month + earnings calendar
- Premium $17.99 US /mo – 350 fundamental metrics, 10 years of historical data, stock & ETF ranked screening. 10 stock ratings per month, 20 fair value & margin of safety ratings per month.
- Premium Plus (Recommended) – $27.99 US/mo – 10 years of historical screening, unlimited margin of safety and fair value scoring, limitless stock warnings, and stock ratings + analyst ratings scoring.
I strongly recommend going for the Stock Rover Premium Plus at $27.99 per month. Why? Because having used the service extensively, I cannot live without the unlimited stock ratings, analyst ratings scoring, and the unlimited fair value and margin of safety scoring.
The lower-priced service tier limits the number of ratings, so go for the Premium Plus, it is well worth it at only $27.99.
I even told Ken over at Stock Rover, that their product pricing it too low, for this much value they should charge more.
Stock Rover Platform: 10/10
Stock Rover runs on PC, Mac, Tablets, and Smartphones and requires zero installation, it simply works. The market data, scoring, ranking, and analysis are for the USA & Canadian markets only.
Stock Rover Dashboard
When you register with Stock Rover and log in, you are greeted with the dashboard, which gives you an instant market performance breakdown, but more importantly, shows you your portfolio performance and your dividend performance.
The Stock Rover Platform Is A Modern Cloud-Based Software Architecture
This architecture type means that there is no client software to download and install, and all the stock exchange data resides on the vendor’s servers in the cloud. The charting and visualization are all stored and computed in the cloud, and only the chart to want to visualize is streamed to your client device.
The positives of cloud-based technical analysis software:
- Zero client installation, rapid setup
- Zero data downloads and data management required on the local client device
- All processing and storage are managed on servers in the datacenter.
- Cross-device compatibility (PC, Mac, Tablet, Smartphone)
The negatives of cloud-based architecture:
- The speed of data and responsiveness of the application is dependent on your internet bandwidth.
Stock Rover has the best implementation of stock screening on a cloud-based architecture on the market.
Finding Great Stocks With Stock Rover – Video
[Related Article: How Do Technical Analysis Software Platforms Work?]
Trade Management Score: 9/10
You cannot place trades from charts, but it will take care of profit & loss reporting on your portfolio and provide recommendations for portfolio rebalancing. Including income (dividend) reporting and scoring is a unique package.
Stock Rover is not for day traders; it is for longer-term investors that want to maximize their portfolio income and take advantage of compounding and margin of safety to manage a safe and secure portfolio.
Fundamental Scanning & Screening: 10/10
Another perfect 10 for Stock Rover as they hit the mark on company stock scanning and filtering, and fundamental watchlists also.
The list of fundamentals you can scan & filter on is genuinely huge. Any idea you have based on fundamentals will be covered with over 600 data points and scoring systems.
Watchlists have fundamentals broken into Analyst Estimates, Valuation, Dividends, Margin, Profitability, Overall Score, and Stock Rover Ratings. You can even set the watchlist and filters to refresh every single minute if you wish.
The Excellent Stock Rover Ratings Engine
The team over at Stock Rover has implemented some great functionality, one I particularly like is the roll-up view for all the scores and ratings. Here I have imported the Warren Buffett portfolio, which includes his top 25 holdings. I have also selected the “Stock Rover Ratings” tab. This “Stock Rover Ratings” tab rolls up all analysis into a simple to view ranking system, saving a tremendous amount of time and effort while providing a wealth of insight.
List of Stock Rover’s Comprehensive Ratings Categories
- Scores Screener – The Scores screener finds stocks whose scores for Value, Growth, Quality, and Sentiment scores in the top 20% along with a Piotroski F score of at least 6 and an Altman Z-Score of at least 3.0 from over 4000 US-listed stocks.
- Overall Ratings – Find large-cap stocks on the NYSE or Nasdaq in the top overall decile of Stock Rover ratings.
- Growth Ratings – Find large-cap stocks on the NYSE or Nasdaq in the top growth decile of Stock Rover ratings that are also in the top two deciles for price momentum.
- Valuation Ratings – Find large-cap stocks on the NYSE or Nasdaq in the top valuation decile of Stock Rover ratings that are also in the top two deciles for price momentum.
- Efficiency Ratings – Find large-cap stocks on the NYSE or Nasdaq in the top operational and capital efficiency decile of Stock Rover ratings that are also in the top two deciles for price momentum.
- Financial Strength Ratings – Find large-cap stocks on the NYSE or Nasdaq in the top financial strength decile of Stock Rover ratings that are also in the top two deciles for price momentum.
- Dividend Ratings – Find large-cap stocks on the NYSE or Nasdaq in the top dividend growth and safety decile of Stock Rover ratings that are also in the top two deciles for price momentum.
- Momentum Ratings – Find large-cap stocks on the NYSE or Nasdaq in the top price momentum decile of Stock Rover ratings.
- Stock Rover Top Rank and Momentum – Find large-cap stocks on the NYSE or Nasdaq in the top overall decile of Stock Rover ratings that are also in the top two deciles for price momentum.
Powerful Pre-Built Screeners Integrated into Stock Rover
Stock Rover already has over 150 pre-built screeners that you can import and use. You do need to have the Premium Plus service to take advantage of this, I have reviewed many of them, and they are very thoughtfully built. One of my favorites is the Buffettology screener.
Stock Rover Buffettology Screener Screenshot
Stock Rover Screeners. Buffett’s Holy Grail
Here is another screener that I really like. If you select any screener, in this case, I chose the “Strong Buys Screener” the Fair Value Screener and simply selected the “Fair Value” tab. I was rewarded with arguably the killer features of Stock Rover. The Fair Value and Margin of Safety analysis and rankings. These analysis factors are a nightmare to calculate yourself manually, and it could be said, warrant the investment in Stock Rover all by themselves.
Fair Value and Margin of Safety Rankings
[Related Tutorial: Setup Your Own Buffett Stock Screener With Stock Rover]
Detailed Dividend & Income Analysis
Another reason why I like Stock Rover so much is the detailed dividend and income analysis provided.
As all smart investors know, to have a chance at excellent market-beating returns, you need to accrue your dividends.
Stock Rover provides intelligent analysis to enable you to do just that.
News & Social Media Integration Score: 8/10
Stock Rover pulls in information from Yahoo Finance and Benzinga News. The news feeds are not real-time, but they are useful. But as a long-term investor, real-time news is not really a priority. If it is a priority for you, you can subscribe to Benzinga News separately.
When it comes to the social chat and community, there is no perceivable service within Stock Rover.
Stock Charting & Technical Analysis Score: 6/10
Looking at stock charts with Stock Rover is different from all the other software vendors on the market. Whereas MetaStock & TradingView focus on hundreds of technical analysis (price/volume) indicators, Stock Rover focuses on charting the fundamental financial strength indicators.
With over 154 different financial indicators, and only nine technical analysis indicators, Stock Rover is not the best service for technical analysis or frequent trading, but it is by far the most complete package for fundamental income and value investors. So, although this section is for technical analysis, they are so good with charting fundamentals I have rated them a score of 70%.
Caveat – there are no possibilities to draw trend-lines or annotate charts in Stock Rover.
Stock Rover Alerts
Stock Rover alerts are configurable to provide instant SMS or email notifications when a stock meets your custom criteria. For example, “Alert me if Netflix crosses $200 up”. You can place alerts on fundamental indicators or prices; it is quite flexible.
Stock Rover Research Reports: 2020
An excellent new addition to the Stock Rover platform is the Research Report. This brand new service enables you to generate a professional, readable PDF report on the current and historical performance of any particular stock.
The research report creates something very new, a human-readable report which highlights a company’s competitive position, market position, and historical and potential dividend and value returns. In the image below, you can see the dividend-adjusted commentary on Comcast, a company I invested in because I found it’s excellent potential using my Buffett Stock Screener.
The Research Reports provide a genuinely comprehensive summary of any of the 7000+ stocks in Stock Rover on the US and Canadian exchanges. Research reports can be viewed in the browser and can be produced in PDF format for portability and sharing.
System Backtesting Score: 8/10
Again, we have to think of Stock Rover differently to other stock charting analysis packages. Stock Rover provides ten years of backdated financial information and scanning possibilities, better than nearly every other stock screening package.
The Liberated Stock Trader Beat the Market Screener seeks to select stocks that have a significant chance of beating the S&P500 returns. The screener uses growth in free cash flow and explosive EPS growth. Combining this with Joel Greenblatt’s ROC and Earnings Yield formulas “the Magic Formula,” we have a selection of stocks that beat the market 5 of the last 7 years.
In this article, I will discuss the criteria and the methodology that goes into the screener and cover the current results and the results of 7 years of backtesting.
This work has been made possible due to the fabulous work done by the team over at our partner Stock Rover, who has created a stock research and screening platform that won our in-depth Best Stock Screener Review for the last two years.
Why is Stock Rover so special when it comes to creating superior stock screeners? Because Stock Rover maintains a clean 10-year historical database of hundreds of vital ratios, calculations, and metrics. This means you can travel back in time to test if your stock selection criteria have worked in the past.
What is Beating the Market?
To beat the market means that your stock investments will need to outperform the underlying index of stocks. In the USA the market to beat is generally the 8% annual return of the S&P500 index. Anyone could beat the market in a single year, but outperforming the market over the long-term is the key challenge.
Beating the market is the nirvana for every investor. Well, usually, it should be, but many investors realize that it can actually be very difficult to outperform the stock market’s returns year after year.
Beat the Market Screener Performance.
|7 Year Performance||S&P500 Index Jan 1 to Dec 31||Beat the Market Screener||Result|
|Average Yearly Return||13%||22%||Beat|
Usability Score: 10/10
Within 15 minutes, I was using Stock Rover, no installation required, and no configuring data feeds; it was literally just there.
Stock Rover is up and running with a single click of the login button.
Even better is the fact it there are so many curated screeners and portfolios to import and use; you are instantly productive. It is quite a feat that it is so easy to use, considering Stock Rover has so many powerful scoring and analysis systems.
Top 4 Benefits of Stock Rover
- The Huge Historical Screening Database
- The Visuals & Research Reports
- The Backtesting
- The Portfolio Analytics
1.The Huge Historical Screening Database
With a screening and research tool, the critical magic ingredient is the database, and boy is this an enormous database.
There are over 650 different selectable metrics, and 228 of those metrics contain ten years of historical data. That historical data can be selected as Trailing Twelve Months (TTM) or historic calendar year data.
Some of my very favorite ratios and calculations are:
- Margin of Safety / Fair Value
- Greenblatt Earnings Yield and ROC
- Return vs. S&P500
- Piotroski and Altman scores
- The Stock Rover Growth and Value Scores.
2. The Visuals & Research Reports
I am a very visual person, and I like the fact that a large amount of the data available is thoughtfully represented in charts and graphically appealing tables. This has been taken to the next level with the integrated Research Reports functionality. With the visual representations of data, you can absorb and understand a lot of data exceptionally quickly, which saves you so much time and effort. Scanning through a companies quarterly financial reports is a thing of the past when you have Stock Rover.
3. The Backtesting
The ability to backtest using a fundamental screener is advantageous. It can help you prove that your stock selection methodology has also worked in the past like you hope it will work in the future.
The Liberated Stock Trader Beat the Market Screener seeks to select stocks that have a significant chance of beating the S&P500 returns. The screener uses growth in free cash flow and explosive EPS growth. Combining this with Joel Greenblatt’s ROC and Earnings Yield formulas “the Magic Formula,” we have a selection of stocks that has significantly beaten the market 5 of the last 7 years.
4. The Portfolio Analytics
Finally, I really like the portfolio analytics, which enables you to compare the returns of each of your portfolios for a given period. Additionally, you can see the portfolio correlation to the S&P500, the risk-adjusted return, and the Sharpe ratio.
Stock Rover Review Summary
Stock Rover wins our Stock Market Software review by providing the best software for value and income investors. A 10-year financials & fundamentals historical library plus incredible scanners including all of Warren Buffett & Ben Graham’s favorite criteria. Fair Value, Margin of Safety, and so much more.
If you are a long-term investor, this is the software for you.