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Nordstrom is Among the Companies in the Department Stores Industry With the Highest Return on Equity (JWN, M, DDS, KSS, JCP)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Department Stores industry with the highest 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.

Nordstrom ranks highest with a ROE of 36.7%. Following is Macy's with a ROE of 28.3%. Dillard's ranks third highest with a ROE of 17.0%.

Kohl's follows with a ROE of 13.2%, and JC Penney rounds out the top five with a ROE of -25.2%.

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Keywords: highest return on equity Nordstrom macy's dillard's kohl's JC Penney

Ticker(s): JWN M DDS KSS JCP