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Lowest Return on Equity in the Health Care Services Industry Detected in Shares of Healthways (HWAY, AFAM, CCRN, LHCG, AMED)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Services industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Healthways ranks lowest with a ROE of -6,789.0%. Following is Almost Family with a ROE of 604.0%. Cross Country Healthcare ranks third lowest with a ROE of 649.7%.

LHC Group follows with a ROE of 944.4%, and Amedisys rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 983.9%.

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