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Target has the Lowest Return on Equity in the General Merchandise Stores Industry (TGT, FRED, TUES, DLTR, BIG)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the General Merchandise 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.

Target ranks lowest with a ROE of -4.7%. Fred's is next with a ROE of -2.8%. Tuesday Morning ranks third lowest with a ROE of 5.1%.

Dollar Tree follows with a ROE of 9.1%, and Big Lots rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 19.3%.

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