Price-Earnings Relative

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DEFINITION of 'Price-Earnings Relative'

A price-earnings ratio of a stock divided by the price-earnings ratio of a market measure, or index, such as the S&P 500 or Wilshire 5000.

BREAKING DOWN 'Price-Earnings Relative'

This is a method for judging whether a price-earnings ratio is reasonable in relation to market conditions and historical P/Es.

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