price-earnings/growth ratio

price-earnings/growth ratio (PEG ratio)

A valuation tool that compares a stock's price-earnings ratio with the firm's expected growth in earnings per share. Most advocates of this tool believe choosing a stock with a PEG ratio of less than one will tend to produce above-average returns.
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