# What is the formula for determining estimated stock price when I only have an earning per share number?

I need a formula for determining estimated stock price when I have an EPS number only. For instance, the EPS number "earnings per share" is created using a known number of shares, to solve for the EPS. In this case I have EPS and P/E ratio, but need to solve for unknown stock price.

What formula would that be?

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Stock price = Earning per share * P/E Ratio.

Most of the time you will see in a listing the Stock price and the P/E ration. The calculation of the EPS is left as an exercise for the student Investor.

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this is exactly what I'm looking for thanks – CQM Apr 16 '12 at 14:32
What if the company sustains net losses? – littleadv Apr 16 '12 at 16:57

See this link...I was also looking an answer to the same questions. This site explains with an example

http://www.independent-stock-investing.com/PE-Ratio.html

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you should quote key information from the link in your answer because sometimes links become unavailable. – mhoran_psprep Dec 23 '14 at 19:45

What you need to do is go to yahoo finance and look at different stock's P/E ratios. You'll quickly see that the stocks can be sorted by this number. It would be an interesting exercise to get an idea of why P/E isn't a fixed number, how certain industries cluster around a certain number, but even this isn't precise. But, it will give you an idea as to why your question has no answer. "Annual earnings are \$1. What is the share price?" "Question has no answer"

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