CANSLIM is the acronym for the seven criteria that William O'Neil determined were the most important
in identifying winning stocks. These are the key characteristics that were present just prior to many of
history's best-performing stocks:
C Current quarterly earnings per share: Should be accelerating.
A Annual earnings increases: Look for meaningful growth.
NNew products, new management, new highs: Buy at the right time.
S Shares of common stock outstanding: Keep it small.
L Leader or laggard: Find an industry's leaders, not laggards.
I Institutional sponsorship: A little goes a long way.
M Market direction.