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.
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.
Shiller, who joined the call despite laryngitis, has spent years looking at the limitations of market measurement, like traditional price-to-earnings ratios.
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.
Based on the current share price, the price-to-earnings ratio and dividend yield for 2009 were estimated at 8.
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.
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.
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.