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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Newcastle scores highly for worklife balance, the environment and its house price-to-earnings ratio, though it is still in the bottom group nationally for health and income.
To correct for some of the problems with using the forward P/E ratio, Yale economist Robert Shiller created a new metric: the Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-Earnings Ratio (CAPE).
For example, Basu (1977) studied the high price-to-earnings ratio stocks and low price-to-earnings ratio stocks, and found that the high price-to-earnings ratio stocks generated lower returns than the market while the low price-to-earnings ratio stocks generated higher returns.
Fixed-income guru and DoubleLine CEO Jeffrey Gundlach has teamed with Nobel Prize winner and Yale economist Robert Shiller to launch a new mutual fund: The DoubleLine Shiller Enhanced CAPE Fund, based on sector selectivity and Shiller's cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio (CAPE).
That's a greater price-to-earnings ratio than all except three companies in the S&P 500, according to data.
The company's "price-to-earnings ratio" is 15.6, compared with 16.1 for the S&P 500 overall.
P/E, short for price-to-earnings ratio, is a quick way to compare stocks by dividing the price of the stock by the company's earnings.
Pendle in Lancashire had the lowest house price-to-earnings ratio at 3.5, followed by North Ayrshire in Scotland and Blaenau Gwent in Wales at 3.6.
"A bank like BNP Paribas trades at four times expected earnings for 2012, while in our worst-case scenario for next year, we get a price-to-earnings ratio of 7-8...
Qatar's stock market showed attractive valuations, with the price-to-earnings ratio standing at 10.6 percent, below that of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and broader emerging markets, he added.
We characterize a stock as having "reasonable valuation" if its price-to-earnings ratio or other valuation metrics (such as price to sales, stock price to book value, and stock price to cash flow) are below historical ranges for the stock, below that of its peers, and are reasonable relative to the company's earnings growth potential.
East Capital Explorer invests at a valuation corresponding to a price-to-book ratio of 1.0 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.5.