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

By David Diaz

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 Inc ranks highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 22.92. Patterson Cos is next with a a forward P/E ratio of 17.33. Owens & Minor ranks third highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 15.49.

Cardinal Health follows with a a forward P/E ratio of 14.87, and Amerisourceberge rounds out the top five with a a forward P/E ratio of 14.67.

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