price-to-earnings ratio

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Noun1.price-to-earnings ratio - (stock market) the price of a stock divided by its earnings
securities market, stock exchange, stock market - an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
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However, Benjamin Graham, long considered to be the "father" of value investing, found that a low price-to-earnings ratio wasn't enough to unearth the true undervalued companies.
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.
Price-to-earnings ratio (or P/E ratio): The most common measure of how expensive a stock is.
Still, Rubalcava and other financial experts say that if the price-to-earnings ratio for Standard & Poor's 500 falls from its current 19 to its historical median of 15 - which some top financial experts expect - pension plans such as Los Angeles' could require rising contribution rates from taxpayers.
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.
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.
These include the price-to-earnings ratio, the fund's overall holdings, the price-to-book ratio and the price-to-cash-flow ratio.
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 stock, with a price-to-earnings ratio recently near 10 is appealingly valued.