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

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Department Stores 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.

Macy's ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 9.38. Following is Dillard's with a a P/E ratio of 9.92. Kohl's ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 11.16.

Nordstrom follows with a a P/E ratio of 14.53, and JC Penney rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 37.78.

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Keywords: lowest p/e ratio macy's dillard's kohl's Nordstrom JC Penney

Ticker(s): M DDS KSS JWN JCP