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Investing Terms "P"

A B C D E F G H I J-L M N O P Q-R S T U V W-Z

Panic Buying or Selling - rapid trading in anticipation of sharply rising or falling prices.

Par Value - the value imprinted on a security used to calculate a payment, such as a dividend or interest.

P/E Ratio - current stock price divided by trailing annual earnings per share.

Penny Stock - common stock selling for less than a dollar a share.

Pink Sheets - the registered name for a privately owned company that operates a centralized quotation service that collects and distributes market maker quotations for securities traded in the over-the-counter market.

Point - a unit equal to one dollar used to quote or state variations in the current prices of stocks or commodities.

Preferred Stock - stock that has a superior claim to that of common stock with respect to dividends and often to assets in the event of liquidation.

Price-Book Ratio - compares a stock's market value to the value of total assets less total liabilities.

Principal Stockholder - a person who owns 10% or more of a company’s voting stock.

Pullback - falling back of a stock price from its peak.

Put Option - the option to sell a given stock at a given price before a given date.




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