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.
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
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