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Price Earnings Ratio (PE)
The market price of a share divided by the company's Earnings(profits) per share in its latest 12 month trading period.
    
The P/E ratio  of a stock (also called its "Earnings multiple", or simply "multiple", "P/E", or "PE") is a measure of the price paid for a share relative to the annual income or profit earned by the firm per share.A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of income. By comparing price and Earnings per share for a company, one can analyze the market's stock Valuation of a company and its shares relative to the income the company is actually generating. Investors can use the P/E ratio to compare the value of stocks.
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