Valuation

Business / Taxes / Valuation: Valuation is the process of estimating the value, or worth, of an asset or investment. Sometimes it means determining a fixed amount, such as establishing the value of your estate after your death. Other times, valuation means estimating future worth. For example, fundamental stock analysts estimate the outlook for a company's stock by looking at data such as the stock's price-to-earnings (P/E), price-to-sales, and price-to-book, or net asset value, ratios. In general, a company with a high P/E is considered overvalued, and a company with a low P/E is considered undervalued.

Devaluation

Business / Finance / Devaluation: Formerly the German financial futures and options market. Merged with the Swiss Options and Financial Futures Exchange (SOFFEX) in 1998 to form EUREX, the European derivatives exchange. MORE

Overvaluation

Business / Taxes / Overvaluation: A stock whose price seems unjustifiably high based on standard measures, such as its earnings history, is considered overvalued. One indication of overvaluation is a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) sign MORE

Assessed Valuation

Business / Finance / Assessed Valuation: The value assigned to property by a municipality for the purpose of tax assessment. Such an assessed valuation is important to investors in municipal bonds that are backed by property taxes. MORE

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