P/E Ratio : P/E ratio is a reflection of the market’s opinion of the earnings capacity and future business prospects of a company. Companies which enjoy the confidence of investors and have a higher market standing usually command high P/E ratios. This ratio indicates the extent to which earnings of a share are covered by its price. If P/E is 5, it means that the price of a share is 5 times its earnings. In other words, the company’s EPS remaining constant, it will take you approximately five years through dividends plus capital appreciation to recover the cost of buying the share. The lower the P/E, lesser the time it will take for you to recover your investment. Its one of the most important Ratios you can look at.
BUY Signal : Once PE goes below 14.
When NIFTY PE goes below level of 14, start accumulating the stocks and invest your money in 4-5 installment over some months. Make sure that markets are going up and down and moving in a range. If PE goes below 11, its a must BUY!!
SELL Signal : Once PE crosses above 22.
Part book the profit once NIFTY PE crosses above 22, PE crossing above 22 does not mean markets has to fall, its only an indication that markets may be overbought and now smart people will start selling there shares to mad public. If PE crosses above 25, its a must SELL!!
What Does Price-To-Book Ratio - P/B Ratio Mean?
A ratio used to compare a stock's market value to its book value. It is calculated by dividing the current closing price of the stock by the latest quarter's book value per share.
What Does Dividend Yield Mean?
A financial ratio that shows how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price. In the absence of any capital gains, the dividend yield is the return on investment for a stock.