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Shares of Owens & Minor Rank the Lowest in Terms of P/E Ratio in the Health Care Distributors Industry (OMI, PDCO, CAH, ABC, MCK)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Distributors industry with the lowest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Owens & Minor ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 5.12. Following is Patterson Cos with a a P/E ratio of 9.74. Cardinal Health ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 11.79.

Amerisourceberge follows with a a P/E ratio of 14.68, and Mckesson Corp rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 17.15.

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Ticker(s): OMI PDCO CAH ABC MCK