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Definition of

earnings yield

Finance

earnings as percentage of stock price money earned by a company during a year, expressed as a percentage of the price of one of its shares

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Definitions of ’earnings yield’ and meaning of ’earnings yield’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’earnings yield’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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