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Earnings per share

 

Earnings per share is the amount of net income a company has earned in the last 12 months, divided by the amount of shares outstanding.

Earnings per share = Net income / Shares outstanding
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EPS

Earnings per share (EPS) is the amount of net income a company has earned in the last 12 months, divided by the amount of shares outstanding.

Earnings per share = Net income / Shares outstanding
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exchange traded fund

A low-cost, flexible investment fund which trades on an exchange, much like a stock. Most ETFs track an index or commodity.

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expiration date

The last day that an option contract is valid. After this day, the option can no longer be exercised by its owner and becomes worthless.

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