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Relatively Low Return on Equity Detected in Shares of Vitamin Shoppe in the Specialty Stores Industry (VSI, BNED, BKS, BGFV, ODP)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Specialty Stores 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.

Vitamin Shoppe ranks lowest with a ROE of -7,937.2%. Barnes & Noble E is next with a ROE of -4,638.5%. Barnes & Noble ranks third lowest with a ROE of -2,290.3%.

Big 5 Sporting follows with a ROE of -283.8%, and Office Depot Inc rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 510.8%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Office Depot Inc on January 11th, 2019 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $2.92. Since that recommendation, shares of Office Depot Inc have risen 15.1%. We continue to monitor Office Depot Inc for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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