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What is the difference between forward p/e and trailing p/e?


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The forward P/E calculates the price-to-earnings ratio that uses projected future earnings. The trailing P/E, which is the standard form of the price-to-earnings ratio, is calculated using recent past earnings.

When analysts talk about the P/E ratio, they commonly refer to the trailing P/E. It is calculated by dividing the current market value, or share price, by the earnings per share over the previous 12 months. This measure is considered the most reliable since it is calculated based on a company's actual performance. However, it may be a faulty estimate since a company's performance and profits typically change over time.

The forward P/E ratio differs by projecting, or estimating, a company's likely earnings per share for the next 12 months. The forward P/E ratio is favored by analysts who believe that investment decisions are better made based on estimates of a company's future rather than past performance. Estimates used for the forward P/E ratio can come from either a company's earnings release or from analysts.

It can be helpful to investors to consider both calculations of the P/E ratio. If an investor has noted the forward P/E ratio from the previous year, he can check to see how accurate the previous year's estimated P/E was based on the current P/E. Forward P/E calculations are also helpful in comparing the likely future performance of similar companies in the same industry.
 
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This is what homeowners did with their savings on variable mortgage rates

Hint: They were not thinking about when rates would rise again
Getting an adjustable-rate mortgage can save homeowners money — but whether they actual put those funds to good use is another question.

Homeowners whose mortgage payments dropped when their adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) reset to a lower rate increased their spending, according to a report released this week from the JPMorgan Chase Institute. On average, these borrowers’ credit card spending went up 15% relative to their baseline, which equates to around $488 per month.

Though mortgage rates have faltered in recent weeks, by and large they are way higher than a year ago thanks to the election of President Trump as markets priced in his supposedly favorable economic policies. As a result, some borrowers may be regretting their choice to spend what they saved thanks to lower rates rather than set it aside.
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But homeowners with adjustable-rate loans who saved money between 2010 and 2012 didn’t just spend more once their rates went down — they also did so in advance. The researchers found that homeowners spent 9% more ahead of the anticipated drop to their mortgage payments. Altogether, these homeowners total spending increases exceeded what they saved on their mortgage payments by 4%.

It wasn’t all frivolous spending, however. Homeowners upped their spending on home improvements and health care. After the rate reset, retail expenditures also increased, said Kanav Bhagat, a director of research for the JPMorgan Chase Institute and one of the report’s co-authors. “There was definitely a larger increase in discretionary spending rather than non-discretionary spending,” Bhagat said.

These findings fall in line with behavioral economists’ expectations, per George Hofheimer, chief knowledge officer at the Filene Research Institute, a credit union and consumer think-tank. Simply put, people are inclined to spend the these savings because it’s just more fun to do, he said. “They are thinking in the short-term,” Hofheimer said. “It’s very similar to the windfall during tax season. People use that windfall for things that are ‘not good’ for their financial health.”

Today’s ARM borrowers, however, may treat the windfall they receive from their mortgage-related savings differently to those who saw their rates fluctuate between 2010 and 2012, said Mat Ishbia, president and chief executive of lender United Wholesale Mortgage. “I’d be surprised if that’s what happens in today’s market,” Ishbia said. “People are more conservative.”
 
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Bob Marley's son among buyers of iconic High Times magazine Bob Marley's son among buyers of iconic High Times magazine

An investment group that includes legendary ganga guru Bob Marley's son has bought a controlling interest in High Times, the magazine that for decades has separated the stems and seeds from the leaves when it comes to showing people the best ways to grow, roll and consume the finest blends of marijuana.
 
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Frontier Communications Corp (FTR) Stock Rating Upgraded by Citigroup Inc
June 3rd, 2017 - By Jessica Moore - 0 comments

Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR) was upgraded by stock analysts at Citigroup Inc from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report issued on Wednesday, May 3rd. The brokerage presently has a $1.75 price target on the utilities provider’s stock. Citigroup Inc’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 34.62% from the stock’s current price.

Several other brokerages have also commented on FTR. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Frontier Communications Corp from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $2.96 to $2.51 in a report on Tuesday, February 28th. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Frontier Communications Corp from $2.30 to $4.20 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 30th. TheStreet lowered Frontier Communications Corp from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, February 27th. Jefferies Group LLC cut their target price on Frontier Communications Corp from $5.00 to $4.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, February 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Frontier Communications Corp from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 15th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.46.



 
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finally getting into the bitcoin/altcoin/ethereum game... better late than never. Only gonna start off with a few hundred. I don't have the kind of cash to play with to seriously make a real difference