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Relatively Low Projected Earnings Growth Detected in Shares of Big Lots Inc in the General Merchandise Stores Industry (BIG, TGT, DLTR, OLLI, DG)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the General Merchandise Stores industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Big Lots Inc ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 10.6%. Target Corp is next with a projected earnings growth of 11.7%. Dollar Tree Inc ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 16.3%.

Ollie'S Bargain follows with a projected earnings growth of 33.8%, and Dollar General C rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 35.2%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Big Lots Inc on May 14th, 2019 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $33.81. Since that call, shares of Big Lots Inc have fallen 36.2%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): BIG TGT DLTR OLLI DG