[ prahys-ur-ningz ]
/ ˈpraɪsˈɜr nɪŋz /
the current price of a share of common stock divided by earnings per share over a 12-month period, often used in stock evaluation. Abbreviations: P/E, p/e, PE, P-E, p-e
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What does “clement” mean?
Also called price-earnings multiple.
Origin of price-earnings ratio
First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for price-earnings ratio
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 profitabilityAbbreviation: P/E ratio
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