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Relatively Low P/E Ratio Detected in Shares of Marlin Business Services in the Specialized Finance Industry (MRLN, NDAQ, MCO, NEWS, VALU)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Specialized Finance industry with the lowest 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.

Marlin Business Services ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 12.96. Following is NASDAQ OMX with a a P/E ratio of 22.12. Moody's ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 22.59.

NewStar Financial follows with a a P/E ratio of 23.48, and Value Line rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 24.17.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Marlin Business Services on April 22nd, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $15.00. Since that recommendation, shares of Marlin Business Services have risen 20.2%. We continue to monitor Marlin Business Services for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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