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What should I look for when looking for stocks that are 'on-sale'?

Considering the stock market is down these days I want to invest money in mainly Large-Cap Stocks and hold them for the long-term. I was originally looking at P/E ratios being lower than average, but ...
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Where can I find historical P/E ratios for companies?

Since the market conditions are down, I am considering on investing a little money in stocks, and holding them long-term. I would like to see which stocks are 'on sale' and am looking at the P/E ...
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What is it about company performance that causes the perceived value of its stock to rise? [duplicate]

Many stocks don't pay dividends, and it's not like a shareholder has any direct financial gain from increased company earnings. Plus, they can only benefit from earnings if the company goes bankrupt ...
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Is the CAPE ratio obsolete due to changed accounting practices? [closed]

Robert Shiller has developed the cyclically adjusted price/earnings (CAPE) ratio. It works by calculating the average earnings over the last 10 years while adjusting for inflation and dividing the ...
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Calculate price to earning and price to sale value for given dataset

Consider this dataset - https://www.google.com/finance/historical?q=NYSE%3ABME&ei=DSIeVtGMAYrvuATEsZfACA I want to calculate Price/Earning i.e. latest PRICE/(NETINC MRT/SHARESWADIL MRT) for 11 ...
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Can PE ratio of stocks be compared to other investments?

Stocks are often characterized by their P/E ratio. In principle, stock ownership represents part ownership of the company, but in practice shareholder are somewhat distanced from the earnings: The ...
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Does the P/E ratio not apply to bond ETFs?

I cannot seem to find them on any website, but I have seen their existence for stock ETFs. If the answer to the question entitled is 'no', then why not? I exemplify with 2 ETFs: Blackrock (Canada)'s ...
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Where or how can I model historical market purchases [closed]

I've been doing some research into the S&P PE Ratios and the correlation to the performance of the stock market. I'm looking for a place that I can test some of my theories out. For instance, If I ...
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Total market cap in country, and average p/e per country and continent(europe)

sorry I am not sure to post this question in quant stackexchange or in here. I have posted it previously in the below link ...
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What do Earnings Per Share tell potential shareholders?

I am new to shares and the stock market, and I was just wondering, when considering which companies to buy into, why should I consider the EPS as a factor of whether or not I should buy in?
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How to calculate P/E ratio for S&P500 sectors

I want to calculate the P/E ratio for the different sectors in the S&P500. To do this I'm dividing the sector's index price (found on their website) by the sector's earnings per share. When I do ...
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S&P500 historical P/E ratios by sector

I need to get the P/E ratios for the S&P500 by sectors, over a time period of 10 years. If you know how to get the key numbers for the S&P500 over the last 10 years, so that I could calculate ...
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How do I find out the Earnings Per Share of a Coca Cola Co Share?

I am trying to figure out the P/E ratio, mainly. But first I need to figure out the EPS (earnings per share). I have read that to calculate price/earnings ratios you must find its earnings of last ...
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How can I understand why investors think a particular company should have a high PE ratio?

Say a particular stock has a PE ratio of 30. Given that a standard valuation is closer to 10 or 15 times earnings, a PE ratio of 30 implies that investors foresee a lot of growth. How can I ...
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Why do P/E ratios for a particular industry tend to cluster around particular values?

The answer I've read on this topic is that a new industry with a lot of growth potential (software, biotech, etc.) tends to have the stock priced at a premium in order to reflect the growth ...
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How do you calculate the P/E ratio by industry?

I would like to know how to calculate the P/E ratio by industry. On this website, it displays the P/E ratio for the current stock, the industry and the sector: FINANCIALS DTV.O ...
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Investing: P/E Ratio basic question

I'm just starting out in investing so I apologize if this comes across as annoyingly simple question. I've just read about PE Ratio and I came across this video from investopedia P/E Ratio Video which ...
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Why do PE ratios for small cap stocks tend to be greater than those for large cap stocks?

As a general rule, why is the PE ratio of small cap stocks greater than the PE ratio of large cap stocks? Is it just a coincidence? Or is there a reason?
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What's the connection between P/E ratio and growth?

Is there an exact formula for that if we can predict the growth accurately? For example: Using discounted cash flow analysis, the impact of earnings growth and inflation can be evaluated. Using ...
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Why does the biotechnology industry have such a high PE ratio?

I'm looking at this link, which lists P/E ratios by industry. I see that biotechnology has a P/E ratio of 145, which is very high compared to other industries. What is so special about this industry ...
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How to calculate/reconcile conflicting P/E ratios?

Was reading over some old LinkedIn IPO press coverage and noticed some drastically different P/E ratios being reported. Note: I know that CBS uses the $45 IPO price and ZH uses the $83 opening price. ...
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What is the P/E ratio for a company with negative earnings?

I know that PE ratio = (share price) / (net earnings per share), so does a company with a net loss mean they have a negative 1-year trailing PE? Is this surprising/unusual? What about for a company ...
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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 ...
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Different ways of looking at P/E Ratio vs EPS

Would it be valid to assume that a stock with a low P/E ratio and also very high EPS is, generally speaking, a better purchase than a stock with that same P/E but lower EPS? My reasoning for this is ...
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Historical P/E ratios of small-cap vs. large-cap stocks?

According to the Wall Street Journal Website, average trailing 12-month P/E ratios on the major large-cap indices are currently (late September, 2011) around 12-14, which is slightly cheap compared to ...
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Where can you find historical PEs of US indices?

Indices tracking ETFs * DIAMONDS Trust I (ticker: DIA) tracks DJIA * SPDRs (ticker: SPY) tracks S&P 500 * NASDAQ 100 Trust (ticker: QQQQ) tracks NASDAQ 100 * iShares Russell 2000 (ticker: IWM) ...
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How to calculate PE ratios for indices such as DJIA?

I want to record Dow Jones Industrial Average's PE. Yahoo Finance gives N/A [1]: >>> import y_finance >>> print y_finance.get_price_earnings_ratio('^DJI') N/A So: How to ...
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What is the p/e ratio?

What is the p/e ratio and how do I find it for a company?