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Price Over Earnings Overview: Zoetis

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In the current session, Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) is trading at $165.76, after a 0.26% gain. Over the past month, the stock increased by 1.45%, and in the past year, by 39.66%. With performance like this, long-term shareholders optimistic but others are more likely to look into the price-to-earnings ratio to see if the stock might be overvalued.

Assuming that all other factors are held constant, this could present itself as an opportunity for shareholders trying to capitalize on the higher share price. The stock is currently under from its 52 week high by 6.16%. 

 

The P/E ratio is used by long-term shareholders to assess the company’s market performance against aggregate market data, historical earnings, and the industry at large. A lower P/E indicates that shareholders do not expect the stock to perform better in the future, and that the company is probably undervalued. It shows that shareholders are less than willing to pay a high share price, because they do not expect the company to exhibit growth, in terms of future earnings. 

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Depending on the particular phase of a business cycle, some industries will perform better than others. 

Zoetis Inc. has a better P/E ratio of 47.61 than the aggregate P/E ratio of 35.46 of the Pharmaceuticals industry. Ideally, one might believe that Zoetis Inc. might perform better in the future than it’s industry group, but it’s probable that the stock is overvalued. 

 

There are many limitations to P/E ratio. It is sometimes difficult to determine the nature of the earnings makeup of a company. Shareholders might not get what they're looking for, from trailing earnings.

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