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Shares of Destination Maternity Rank the Highest in Terms of Forward Earnings Yield in the Apparel Retail Industry (DEST, MW, SSI, GPS, BKE)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Apparel Retail industry with the highest forward earnings yields. Using projected earnings for the current fiscal year, the forward earnings yield is useful to compare a stock's return vs. owning a similar stock or other yield assets (e.g. bonds). Generally, the higher the earnings yield, the more undervalued the stock.

Destination Maternity ranks highest with a forward earnings yield of 17.2%. The Men's Wearhouse is next with a forward earnings yield of 13.2%. Stage Stores ranks third highest with a forward earnings yield of 12.5%.

Gap Inc follows with a forward earnings yield of 12.4%, and Buckle rounds out the top five with a forward earnings yield of 12.1%.

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