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Highest Future Earnings Growth in the General Merchandise Stores Industry Detected in Shares of Fred's (FRED, TUES, DLTR, BIG, DG)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the General Merchandise Stores industry with the highest future earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (next fiscal year estimated vs. current fiscal year estimated) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Fred's ranks highest with a future earnings growth of 231.5%. Tuesday Morning is next with a future earnings growth of 51.4%. Dollar Tree ranks third highest with a future earnings growth of 41.6%.

Big Lots follows with a future earnings growth of 18.2%, and Dollar General rounds out the top five with a future earnings growth of 15.0%.

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Ticker(s): FRED TUES DLTR BIG DG