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Shares of Barnes & Noble Rank the Highest in Terms of Future Earnings Growth in the Specialty Stores Industry (BKS, WMAR, HZO, ODP, SIG)

By Amy Schwartz

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

Barnes & Noble ranks highest with a future earnings growth of 128.2%. Following is West Marine with a future earnings growth of 123.5%. MarineMax ranks third highest with a future earnings growth of 57.6%.

Office Depot follows with a future earnings growth of 24.6%, and Signet Jewelers rounds out the top five with a future earnings growth of 19.3%.

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