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CoStar Group is Among the Companies in the Research and Consulting Services Industry With the Highest Forward P/E Ratio (CSGP, ABCO, EXPO, VRSK, MG)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Research and Consulting Services industry with the highest forward price to earnings (P/E) ratios. Forward P/E uses estimated earnings to compare relative value among companies in the same industry. Generally, the lower the forward P/E, the more undervalued a company is believed to be.

CoStar Group ranks highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 60.72. Following is Advisory Board with a a forward P/E ratio of 42.97. Exponent ranks third highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 27.03.

Verisk Analytics follows with a a forward P/E ratio of 25.81, and Mistras Group rounds out the top five with a a forward P/E ratio of 23.50.

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Ticker(s): CSGP ABCO EXPO VRSK MG