price-to-earnings ratio


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

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Graham combined the low price-to-earnings ratios with the power of growth by using the PEG ratio.
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.
2 times our new forward earnings, implying a 128 percent relative price-to-earnings ratio, compared to a three-year average of 100 percent.
To find these stocks, Graham combined the low price-to-earnings ratios with the power of growth by using the PEG ratio.
There have been upgrades to analysts'' earnings expectations for the third consecutive month, leaving estimates for earnings growth for the MSCI World next year at a healthy 26%, which translates into a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.
The findings come from a Halifax survey in which the building society calculated the house price-to-earnings ratio of areas across the UK.
The price-to-earnings ratio for the S&P 500 has been higher only in the 1920s, late 1990s and early 2000s.
After understanding the difference between a growth stock and a value stock, and what a stock's price-to-earnings ratio is, he began to consider the types of investments he wanted to make.
Excessive concentrations in either type of annuity have a negative impact on earnings and on the price-to-earnings ratio.
GM was faced with the option of using its own stock, which historically had had a relatively low price-to-earnings ratio, to buy EDS and Hughes, or issuing tracking stocks that would garner higher P/E ratios to make the acquisitions.
Such earnings are Wall Street's bread and butter, the statistic from which the majority of other key statistics flow--such as price-to-earnings ratio and return on equity.
Thanks to the recent run-up in the stock, it's now looking extremely pricey -- its forward price-to-earnings ratio is 17.
Textron's stock price appeals, with its recent price-to-earnings ratio near 20 and its forward-looking P/E ratio near 15.
A stock's fundamentals, such as its price-to-earnings ratio, market position, management, estimated earnings growth, and dividends were also taken into consideration.
AN INVESTOR WHO IS WILLING TO follow the value school of investing should consider eight factors in selecting securities (or mutual funds), including price-to-earnings ratio, price-to-cash flow ratio, price-to-book value ratio, dividend yield, private market value, adjusted net working capital, insider buying and stock repurchases.