Forward Price to Earnings

Forward Price to Earnings

The price of a security per share at a given time divided by its projected earnings per share over the coming year. A forward P/E ratio is a way to help determine a security's stock valuation (that is, the fair value of a stock in a perfect market). It is also a measure of expected, but not realized, growth. See also: P/E, PEG.
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We will now pick 5 top S&P 500 performers based on favorable Zacks Rank, impressive forward price to earnings ratio (PE), positive earnings estimate revisions and year-to-date returns.
Shares have risen 28% in the last 12 months and now trade on a forward price to earnings of 22 times.
Shares of big sand producer US Silica Holdings, have jumped approximately three times as much Carbo, yet still trade at a lower valuation based on forward price to earnings.
7 million to pounds 84 million, putting the company on a forward price to earnings ratio of 11.
Carnival has historically traded at a premium to Royal Caribbean (NYSE: RCL), based on forward price to earnings multiples.
The investment philosophy and investment process of the three funds is identical; identify and invest in those companies that are trading at a reasonable forward price to earnings multiple and have above average projected earnings per share growth rates.
Carnival has historically traded at a slight premium to Royal Caribbean, based on forward price to earnings multiples.
Despite the negative earnings momentum, shares still trade at a premium on a forward price to earnings and price to cash flow basis.
Back in early November with the stock around $18, we noted the parts company as a good value play with a forward price to earnings multiple of 12.