The Multiple Meanings of Valueby Keith Fitzgerald
Value has many different meanings, so it's important to make sure you understand what the term means when it comes to picking a suitable investment. For some managers, value means companies that are simply trading at steep discounts to other stocks. For others, it means a concentration on those stocks trading in predetermined ranges, perhaps as measured by such indicators as Price/Earnings (P/E) or Price/Book (P/B) ratios. Different definitions can lead to vastly different types of stocks.