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Relatively Low Return on Equity Detected in Shares of Haverty Furniture in the Homefurnishing Retail Industry (HVT, AAN, KIRK, PIR, WSM)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Homefurnishing Retail industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Haverty Furniture ranks lowest with a ROE of 2.9%. Following is Aaron's with a ROE of 10.7%. Kirkland's ranks third lowest with a ROE of 13.1%.

Pier 1 Imports follows with a ROE of 19.8%, and Williams-Sonoma rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 28.1%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Pier 1 Imports on May 12th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $5.62. Since that call, shares of Pier 1 Imports have fallen 11.9%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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