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Ollie'S Bargain is Among the Companies in the General Merchandise Stores Industry With the Highest P/E Ratio (OLLI, DLTR, DG, TGT, BIG)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the General Merchandise Stores 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.

Ollie'S Bargain ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 42.39. Following is Dollar Tree Inc with a a P/E ratio of 25.92. Dollar General C ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 20.68.

Target Corp follows with a a P/E ratio of 14.74, and Big Lots Inc rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 14.22.

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Ticker(s): DLTR DG TGT BIG