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Ratio

The division of one piece of financial information by another. Financial ratios are very common in fundamental analysis, which investigates the financial health of companies. An example of a financial ratio is the price-earnings ratio, which divides a publicly-traded company's share price by its earnings per share. This and other ratios help analysts determine whether a company's share price properly reflects its performance.
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ratio

The relation between two quantities when compared mathematically with one another. For example, the most frequently used ratio among investors is the price-earnings ratio. Financial analysts, investors, and managers use ratios to evaluate many factors such as the attractiveness of a stock or the operating efficiency of a company. Also called financial ratio. See also activity ratio, debt management ratio, liquidity ratio, profitability ratio.
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This paper examines the rapid increase in the sex ratio at birth data of Nigeria from 1.03 in each year from 1996-2008 to 1.06 in each year from 2009-2014.
The State/UTs which showed significant decline in child sex ratio during 2001-2011 are, J&K (decline of 82 points), Dadra Nagar Haveli (decline of 55 points), Lakshadeep (decline of 51 points), Maharashtra (decline of 30 points), Rajasthan (decline of 26 points), Manipur (decline of 23 points), Jharkhand (decline of 22 points), Uttarakhand (decline of 22 points), Madhya Pradesh (decline of 20 points).
[6.] Ramaiyah GJ, Chandrasekarrayya T, Murthy PV (2011) Declining sex ratio in India: Trends, issues and concerns.
The village that succeeds in attaining a balanced sex ratio will be awarded Rs 1 crore this strong incentive will reduce the declining CSR ensuring that the girl child gets equal opportunities in all walks of life.
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