1)Yahoo home page 2)scroll down to Portfolios 3)insert pzn in the box 4) when data appears look to right at small box which gives you several options-choose "chart" 5) when chart comes up, look down at the second column on the right and you will see P/E
Incidentially, I think their P/E is way too high, based on a price of $21 per share, this would indicate earnings of about $1, and I think most people are projecting a higher number than that. How do think they came up with this P/E - by discounting the extra dividend anticipated in FY99 ?
Following your info I did the same thing for CCA and it turned out EPS of $.87 the same as what it said for PZN. Since CCA was the larger entity they must have used their EPS to calculate the P/E. They should have at least divided it by .875.
previous four quarter's earnings to the earnings field for PZN. Dividing by .875 would have helped, but still of course not been right because PZN's eps have been considerably above CCA's.
It's unfortunate. As General discussed earlier, Yahoo's numbers are going to be meaningless for some time. I assume the New PZN will report consolidated EPS (combine CCA's and old PZN's) for 1998 when they report in early February. That might help Yahoo somewhat.