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).
Hopefully, the fixed-income expert says, it will result in "a tastes great, less filling type of investment experience." Shiller, who joined the call despite laryngitis, has spent years looking at the limitations of market measurement, like traditional price-to-earnings ratios. "They are rather volatile ...
Microsoft had a price-to-earnings ratio of 83 at the 1999 peak.
"We've reached extremely gloomy valuation levels on equities, with price-to-earnings ratios and dividend yields at levels not seen in the past 25 years, except during the 2008-2009 crisis," said Regis Begue, head of equities at Lazard Freres Gestion, which has 11 billion euros ($15.4 billion) under management.
As far as valuations go, we look at a company's stock price and we like to buy when shares are at the low end of their price-to-earnings ratio range over the past five years.
J&J's stock price is 11 times expected 2011 per-share profit, compared with Abbott's price-to-earnings ratio of 10.
Based on the current share price, the price-to-earnings ratio and dividend yield for 2009 were estimated at 8.40 and 1.30%, respectively.
Bloomberg points out that the Shanghai Composite Index, boosted by increased lending, has traded at twice the price-to-earnings ratio of the S&P 500 Index on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Halifax figures also show the house price-to-earnings ratio, a key measure of affordability, is 4.34, its lowest level for more than six years and down from a high of 5.84 in July 2007.
"If this is true it would be at a (price-to-earnings ratio) of 5 which is very low compared to other telecoms."
Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member David Blanchflower said such a fall would restore the market to a "more sustainable" house price-to-earnings ratio.
"Chinese shares are expensive by almost any measure, including a price-to-earnings ratio of 69 times last year's earnings on the Shanghai market, compared with 18 for the Standard & Poor's 500-stock benchmark index today.
The price-to-earnings ratio is a valuation ratio of a company's current share price compared with its per-share earnings.
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.
The price-to-earnings ratio of Walgreens' stock, executives noted, is around 39, putting it in the same area as such Wall Street favorites as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.