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Ollie'S Bargain has the Highest Forward P/E Ratio in the General Merchandise Stores Industry (OLLI, DG, DLTR, TGT, BIG)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the General Merchandise Stores industry with the highest forward price to earnings (P/E) ratios. Forward P/E uses estimated earnings to compare relative value among companies in the same industry. Generally, the lower the forward P/E, the more undervalued a company is believed to be.

Ollie'S Bargain ranks highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 40.92. Following is Dollar General C with a a forward P/E ratio of 16.72. Dollar Tree Inc ranks third highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 15.66.

Target Corp follows with a a forward P/E ratio of 14.13, and Big Lots Inc rounds out the top five with a a forward P/E ratio of 6.70.

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Ticker(s): OLLI DG DLTR TGT BIG