# Compare the P/E ratio of your company with the industry average or with major competitors. Is there a difference between these numbers?

Week 5 Assignment

What is required is to response to 3 classmates initial posts, below is the reference/instruction for their initial post. All 3 classmate initial post are in the attachments.

EVALUATION OF P/E RATIO

Step 1: Read the articles. These articles contain examples of evaluating P/E ratio. You will be using these examples to answer the questions listed at the bottom of the topic description.

1) Does Chicago Rivet & Machine Co’s (CVR) PE Ratio Signal A Buying Opportunity? by Kelly Murphy, Simply – Wall St. October 5, 2017

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/does-chicago-rivet-machine-co-201613354.html

2) Is Cynergistek Inc’s (CTEK) PE Ratio A Signal To Buy For Investors? by Mary Ramos Simply, Wall St. October 5, 2017

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cynergistek-inc-ctek-pe-ratio-144611055.html

3) Does Katana Capital Limited’s (ASX:KAT) PE Ratio Signal A Selling Opportunity? by Kyle Sanford , Simply Wall St. October 5, 2017

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/does-katana-capital-limited-asx-074409705.html

Step 2:

You must use the company assigned for you for the project.

Also note that your answers should be written in your own words. Don’t use quotes from the articles.

You are expected to make your own contribution in a main topic as well as respond with value added comments to at least two of your classmates as well as to your instructor.

For this question we will be using P/E ratio.

Use www.morningstar.com or www.marketwatch.com, enter the desired stock symbol to get to the company’s front page. Find P/E ratio is listed on the company’s page or calculate it.

Compare the P/E ratio of your company with the industry average or with major competitors. Is there a difference between these numbers?

Is the stock overvalued, undervalued, or properly valued? Why? In accordance with your findings, is it reasonable to buy the stock? Explain your answers.

Reflection – the students also should include a paragraph in the initial response in their own words reflecting on specifically what they learned from the assignment and how they think they could apply what they learned in the workplace.

Compare the P/E ratio of your company with the industry average or with major competitors. Is there a difference between these numbers?