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Top 5 Companies in the Department Stores Industry With the Highest Forward P/E Ratio (JCP, DDS, JWN, KSS, M)

By Nick Russo

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.

J.C. Penney Co ranks highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 16.20. Dillards Inc-A is next with a a forward P/E ratio of 15.12. Nordstrom Inc ranks third highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 13.39.

Kohls Corp follows with a a forward P/E ratio of 11.20, and Macy'S Inc rounds out the top five with a a forward P/E ratio of 8.91.

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

Ticker(s): JCP DDS JWN KSS M