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Shares of Dillards Inc-A Rank the Highest in Terms of Forward P/E Ratio in the Department Stores Industry (DDS, KSS, JWN, M, JCP)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Department Stores industry with the highest forward price to earnings (P/E) ratios. Forward P/E uses estimated earnings to compare relative value among companies in the same industry. Generally, the lower the forward P/E, the more undervalued a company is believed to be.

Dillards Inc-A ranks highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 11.60. Following is Kohls Corp with a a forward P/E ratio of 8.14. Nordstrom Inc ranks third highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 7.68.

Macy'S Inc follows with a a forward P/E ratio of 5.19, and J.C. Penney Co rounds out the top five with a a forward P/E ratio of 2.43.

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Keywords: highest forward p/e ratio :dds dillards inc-a :kss kohls corp nordstrom inc :m macy's inc j.c. penney co

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