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Big Lots Inc is Among the Companies in the General Merchandise Stores Industry With the Lowest P/E Ratio (BIG, TGT, DLTR, DG, OLLI)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the General Merchandise Stores industry with the lowest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Big Lots Inc ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 6.61. Following is Target Corp with a a P/E ratio of 18.30. Dollar Tree Inc ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 23.79.

Dollar General C follows with a a P/E ratio of 30.26, and Ollie'S Bargain rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 69.95.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Big Lots Inc on May 14th, 2019 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $33.81. Since that call, shares of Big Lots Inc have fallen 10.9%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

Keywords: lowest p/e ratio big lots inc target corp dollar tree inc dollar general c ollie's bargain

Ticker(s): BIG TGT DLTR DG OLLI