Multiple

Business / Taxes / Multiple: A stock's multiple is its price-to-earnings ratio (P/E). It's figured by dividing the market price of the stock by its earnings. The earnings could be the actual earnings for the past four quarters, called a trailing P/E. Or, they might be the actual figures for the past two quarters plus an analyst's projection for the next two, called a forward P/E. Investors use the multiple as a way to assess whether the price they are paying for the stock is justified by its earnings potential. The higher the multiple they are willing to accept, the higher their expectations for the stock. However, some investors reject stocks with higher multiples, it's almost impossible for the stock to meet the market's expectations.

Multiple Listing

Business / Finance / Multiple Listing: An agreement used by a broker who is a member of a multiple-listing organization, providing the exclusive right to sell, with the additional authority and obligation to distribute the listing to the o MORE

Multiple Employer Trust (MET)

Health / Health Insurance / Multiple Employer Trust (MET): A trust consisting of multiple small employers in the same industry, formed for the purpose of purchasing group health insurance or establishing a self-funded plan at a lower cost than would be availa MORE

Multiple Conjunction

Science / Astrology / Multiple Conjunction: A planetary arrangement in which three or more planets form a series of conjunctions that may extend from one sign into another. A member of a multiple conjunction is influenced by aspects to other me MORE

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