P/E RATIO Definition

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P/E RATIO (PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO) is a stock analysis statistic in which the current price of a stock (todays last sale price) is divided by the reported actual (or sometimes projected, which would be forecast) earnings per share of the issuing firm; it is also called the "multiple".

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INVESTMENT RISK is the degree of uncertainty as to the realization of expected returns.

INHERENT RISK, generally, it is the risk found in the environment and in human activities that is part of existence. In accounting, it is the susceptibility of an audit area to error which could be material, individually or in combination with other errors, assuming that there are no related internal controls.

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