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Top 5 Companies in the Data Processing & Outsourced Services Industry With the Highest Forward P/E Ratio (HPY, JKHY, PAYX, MA, V)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Data Processing & Outsourced Services 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.

Heartland Payment Systems ranks highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 31.00. Jack Henry & Associates is next with a a forward P/E ratio of 27.25. Paychex ranks third highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 26.52.

MasterCard follows with a a forward P/E ratio of 25.40, and Visa rounds out the top five with a a forward P/E ratio of 24.34.

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Ticker(s): HPY JKHY PAYX MA V