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Henry Schein has the Highest Forward P/E Ratio in the Health Care Distributors Industry (HSIC, PDCO, OMI, PMC, CAH)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Distributors 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.

Henry Schein ranks highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 23.19. Patterson is next with a a forward P/E ratio of 16.15. Owens & Minor ranks third highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 15.94.

PharMerica follows with a a forward P/E ratio of 12.85, and Cardinal Health rounds out the top five with a a forward P/E ratio of 12.58.

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