price-earnings multiple

noun

Definition of price-earnings multiple

: a simple numeral usually used to express a price-earnings ratio

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First Known Use of price-earnings multiple

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of price-earnings multiple was in 1957

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“Price-earnings multiple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/price-earnings%20multiple. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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