price-earnings ratio

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price-earn·ings ratio

(prīs′ûr′nĭngz)
n.
The ratio of the market price of a common stock to its earnings per share.

price-earnings ratio

n
(Stock Exchange) the ratio of the price of a share on a stock exchange to the earnings per share, used as a measure of a company's future profitability. Abbreviation: P/E ratio

price′-earn′ings ra`tio


n.
the current price of a share of common stock divided by earnings per share over a 12-month period, often used in stock evaluation. Abbr.: p/e
[1960–65]
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