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Relatively High PEG Ratio Detected in Shares of Owens & Minor in the Health Care Distributors Industry (OMI, HSIC, PDCO, PMC, CAH)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Distributors industry with the highest price to earnings to growth (PEG) ratios. PEG is valuable in assessing the tradeoff between the price of a stock and expected growth. Generally, the lower the PEG, the better.

Owens & Minor ranks highest with a a PEG ratio of 3.01. Henry Schein is next with a a PEG ratio of 2.56. Patterson ranks third highest with a a PEG ratio of 1.99.

PharMerica follows with a a PEG ratio of 1.42, and Cardinal Health rounds out the top five with a a PEG ratio of 1.20.

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