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Highest P/E Ratio in the Specialized Consumer Services Industry Detected in Shares of Service International (SCI, CLCT, STNR, CSV, WTW)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Specialized Consumer Services industry with the highest 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.

Service International ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 37.72. Collectors Universe is next with a a P/E ratio of 21.61. Steiner Leisure ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 19.83.

Carriage Services follows with a a P/E ratio of 19.11, and Weight Watchers rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 15.94.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Carriage Services on April 4th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $21.70. Since that recommendation, shares of Carriage Services have risen 9.9%. We continue to monitor Carriage Services for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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