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Shares of Staples Rank the Lowest in Terms of Return on Equity in the Specialty Stores Industry (SPLS, BBW, WMAR, BKS, BGFV)

By David Diaz

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.

Staples ranks lowest with a ROE of -921.3%. Build-A-Bear Workshop is next with a ROE of 127.3%. West Marine ranks third lowest with a ROE of 168.0%.

Barnes & Noble follows with a ROE of 216.7%, and Big 5 Sporting Goods rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 679.7%.

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