Glad to hear and sounds like you have your own line of reasoning which is good.
With regards to metrics - I would caveat by saying they are only part of the story - the other parts include assessing the overall situation in financial markets and looking at a company’s strategy / management effectiveness.
Also, when you look at metrics for analysis is to make sure you look at the numbers which are most relevant for a company, and this can be subjective in some cases - it’s ultimately down to you as the investor to decide what is most relevant.
That said, here are the metrics that come to mind when thinking about the stock types you provided:
Market based: 1Y forward P/E, 1Y forward P/S, Gross margins, PEG
KPI / Company based: Total Addressable Market, User / subscriber / customer growth rates, other company specific KPIs which you can find in their quarterly earnings presentations - these can vary a lot depending on the company’s business model and industry in which it operates.
Market based: 1Y forward dividend yield, Free Cash Flow yield, net margins, and either P/E, EV/EBITDA, EV/EBIT or another multiple which may be the most relevant depending on the type of business you’re looking at.
Company / KPI based: Leverage (net debt / EBITDA), interest coverage (EBITDA / interest coverage) and other company specific KPIs as mentioned in the growth stock section above.
Bluechip can be either more of a growth stock or more of a dividend stock - to me it doesn’t make as much sense to compare bluechip to growth and dividend stocks for this reason, so I would use the relevant metrics from the growth / dividend list above!
A sidenote on bluechips and dividend cuts: right now a lot of blue chip companies which aren’t growth stocks are suspending their dividends (Shell last week was an example) - this takes away the biggest reason to own a lot of these names (the dividend), which is one of the main reasons why you’ll probably see them lagging the broader equity markets in terms of performance. From a demand / supply perspective, a lot of dividend funds own these dividend stocks - if the company suspends its dividend payments, those funds are forced to sell their holdings of the stocks - this is why you see a big jump lower in share price as soon as dividend cuts are announced. Again looking at Shell - it was trading at £14.57 before announcing the dividend cut and is now trading at around £12.60 or 13% lower a few days later.
A final thing to remember is that you can apply the market based metrics as a first step in your investment screening process but then you should dig into the company itself and get a sense for how they are performing according to their own KPIs + assess the likelihood that they will do better or worse than their own KPI targets as a way to determine whether the share price is likely to outperform or underperform.
If you have a read through the stock investing framework, a lot of the above is covered in a more generalised sense - some of the parts of the framework are more relevant than others depending on the company you are looking at, but overall if you run through it as a checklist consistently, it may help you to cover your bases when it comes to investment decision making + over time get a good sense for the broader stock market / become quicker at spotting potential issues or positives when looking at a stock.
Hope that helps, let me know if you have any more questions!