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Multiples

Another name for price/earnings ratios.

Price-Earnings Ratio

The price of a security per share at a given time divided by its annual earnings per share. Often, the earnings used are trailing 12 month earnings, but some analysts use other forms. The 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. Companies expected to announce higher earnings usually have a higher P/E ratio, while companies expected to announce lower earnings usually have a lower P/E ratio. See also: PEG
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But due to shorter average gestation periods (36 weeks for twins and 33 for triplets, compared to 40 weeks for single babies) tummy trouble may be more of a concern for parents of multiples.
Invested capital multiples are calculated by dividing the market value of invested capital (i.
And because we're more successful, we're getting more pregnancies and relative to other populations we're getting more multiple births.
The P/E multiples of the S&P 500 or 400 are the usual barometers in evaluating a stock relative to the market.
Since its founding in 1984, the nonprofit club has been a source of comfort, support and information for mothers and fathers experiencing multiple births.
Nasdaq: EMCI) another Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) name, has a price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 8.
DryShips satisfies the criteria for this Profit Track with a price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 4.
NYSE: WOR), a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) company, sports a price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 13.
NYSE: DFR), a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) company, has a price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple is 10.

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