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Author: EnsignSuder Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 2003  
Subject: PEG Ratio Date: 4/9/2007 12:03 AM
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I, too, would like some confidence in using using PEG. In order to see if I understood everything I read, I used a stock I own: GE. At the time I did the calculations, I couldn't find anywhere that gave a five year estimate of growth. The best I could find is one year out.

I also couldn't find "Earnings TTM" The best I could do is "Diluted EPS(ttm)

It's disconcerting to try to make a value decision based on a calculation that is being loaded with numbers that may or may not be appropriate.

At the time of my calculation, the current price was $35.02. The '08 EPS was $2.49.

The trailing diluted EPS was $2.00

Having no idea if these figures are even relevant, I plugged them in to the calculator and came up with a number that indicated that not only is GE undervalued, but it is grossly undervalued - so much so that anyone buying anything other than GE would have to be an idiot - leading me to believe that I'm not using the calculator correctly.

So I'm throwing my two cents in here and asking for an explanation of how to calculate PEG in terms simple enough for any Fool to understand (pun intended). I'd also like to know where to find the numbers, as well as what information is equivalent and what isn't.

I think the calculator is a great idea, but not if the data needed is impossible to get to because it either doesn't exist, like a five year estimate, or is hiding under another name.
An update to the article would be appropriate, I think.

Ensign Suder.
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