P/E ratio

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

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The month's loss cut the benchmark index's estimated price-earnings ratio to 13.
According to Kimmel, BMA has a tiny price-earnings ratio, very few other funds are invested in the company so far, and the stock has accelerating revenues, margins, and earnings that make it attractive to Magnet Stock.
Ang and Bekaert (2003) discussed the reliability of using price-earnings ratio to predict future dividend growth.
The oil and gas sector trades on a price-earnings ratio of around 18 times, and TGE stands now at 17 times, suggesting there is still some upside to the stock.
Investors can rank corporations by their return on equity, earnings per share, price-earnings ratio and numerous other measures.
Affymetrix is also set to resume its relentless pursuit of dominance in the biochip market coupled with an emphasis on profitability that will bring its price-earnings ratio down to earth but still engender a higher stock price.
Leung said the railway had been valued at a forward price-earnings ratio of 12.
Vinciquerra said most mid-sized banks get nine to 12 times forward earnings multiples, the price-earnings ratio on next year's forecasted earnings.
The price-earnings ratio (PE), another way of evaluating a stock, shows the relation between a stock's price and the company's earnings.
Even though the share price was up almost 30 percent for September, it still trades at a price-earnings ratio (P/E) of under six on trailing 12-month earnings.
They argue that history is no longer a true guide because fundamental changes in the economy have made stocks more attractive to investors, justifying a higher price-earnings ratio.
Nevertheless, Yahoo Japan's price-earnings ratio, which is the price of a stock divided by its earnings per share, is already close to 1,000, and brokerage house officials are warning that its stock price is dangerously high.
Consider, for instance, that funding a large loss through borrowing will increase the company's debt-to-equity ratio and retard the future growth of the company, which in turn reduces the company's price-earnings ratio.
Quote Track provides company news and vital information, such as projected growth rate, projected earnings, operating income and price-earnings ratio.
Our price-earnings ratio is still in the top 10 among banking companies, so we are as competitive as anybody else.