price-to-earnings ratio

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(stock market) the price of a stock divided by its earnings

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Step 1: Rank stocks from low to high price-to-earnings ratio (P/E).
Mr Blanchflower, in a speech in Edinburgh, said: "In my view a correction of approximately one third in house prices does not seem implausible in the UK over a period of two or three years if house price-to-earnings ratios are to be restored to more sustainable levels.
Stocks of companies which are expected to post strong earnings results and shares with low price-to-earnings ratios were snapped up, pushing up the market overall,'' said Norihiro Fujito, a senior investment strategist at Mitsubishi Securities Co.
NEW YORK-After fourth-quarter earnings per share rose 52 percent on a 17 percent in sales, two equity analysts maintained "Market Perform" ratings on specialty home goods retailer Williams-Sonoma, due to a higher price-to-earnings ratio.
In a situation where the price-to-earnings ratio for stock is close to double its historic average, the return to holding a share of stock will be close to half its historic average," the Center for Economic and policy Research asserts in a recent study.
THE BUILDER STOCK PICTURE Price-to-Earnings Ratio S&P 500 P/E UBS Warburg P/E J 5.
These include the price-to-earnings ratio, the fund's overall holdings, the price-to-book ratio and the price-to-cash-flow ratio.
The investors quest to discover a single, simple measure for stock market value appears to have ended with the popular acceptance of the price-to-earnings ratio as the arbiter of what constitutes an expensive or cheap market.
According to Reuters Securities 3000, that puts the company's price-to-earnings ratio at a hefty 45.
The price-to-earnings ratio - more commonly referred to as the "p" to "e" (P/E in shorthand) - is considerably higher for major soft-drink makers as compared to beer producers.
The investment firm contends that if the chain reports better earnings comparisons for the third and fourth quarters of fiscal 1995 its price-to-earnings ratio should expand.
The affordability of a home in UK cities is at its worst level since the average house price-to-earnings ratio increased to 7.
52 was based on 14 times price-to-earnings ratio (PER) over earnings per share for FY16.
The stock, with a price-to-earnings ratio recently near 10 is appealingly valued.