price-earnings ratio


price–earnings ratio

noun

Definition of PRICE-EARNINGS RATIO

:  a measure of the value of a common stock determined as the ratio of its market price to its annual earnings per share and usually expressed as a simple numeral

First Known Use of PRICE-EARNINGS RATIO

1961

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