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Determination of the value of a company's stock based on earnings and the market value of assets.
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The process of determining how much an asset, company, or anything else is worth. Valuation is highly subjective, but it is easiest when one is considering the current value of tangible assets. For example, determining how much a willing buyer will pay a willing seller for a house right now is easier than determining the value of what a company's brand recognition might be in 10 years. Valuation is important in fundamental analysis, the practitioners of which usually consider a company's earnings to be indicative of its value.
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A process for calculating the monetary value of an asset. Valuation is subjective and results in wide disparities for the values of most assets.
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Valuation is the process of estimating the value, or worth, of an asset or investment.

Sometimes it means determining a fixed amount, such as establishing the value of your estate after your death. Other times, valuation means estimating future worth.

For example, fundamental stock analysts estimate the outlook for a company's stock by looking at data such as the stock's price-to-earnings (P/E), price-to-sales, and price-to-book (net asset value) ratios.

In general, a company with a high P/E is considered overvalued, and a company with a low P/E is considered undervalued.

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(1) The process of estimating the worth of something. (2) The estimated worth given to something.

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In Section 6 we will extend some of the theory of even [DELTA]-matroids to the valuated setup.
Tropical Wick vectors have also been studied in the literature under the name of valuated [DELTA]-matroids (see [DW91]).
One of the main advantages of allowing our vectors to have [infinity] entries is that tropical Wick vectors can be seen as a generalization of tropical Plucker vectors (or valuated matroids), as explained below.
Definition 4.3 A tropical Wick vector p = ([p.sub.S]) [member of] [T.sup.P(n)] is called a tropical Plucker vector (or a valuated matroid) if all the subsets in supp(p) have the same cardinality [r.sub.p], called the rank of p.
valuated [DELTA]-matroids) is to determine when these two spaces are the same, or equivalently, when the Wick relations form a tropical basis.
Most of our results can be seen as a generalization of results for matroids and even [DELTA]-matroids to the "valuated" setup.