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Top 5 Companies in the General Merchandise Stores Industry With the Highest Earnings Yield (BIG, TGT, DLTR, DG, OLLI)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the General Merchandise Stores industry with the highest earnings yields. Earnings yield is useful to compare the relative benefit of owning a stock vs. owning other yield assets such as bonds. If the earnings yield is higher, stocks may be considered undervalued.

Big Lots Inc ranks highest with a an earnings yield of 15.3%. Following is Target Corp with a an earnings yield of 5.4%. Dollar Tree Inc ranks third highest with a an earnings yield of 4.2%.

Dollar General C follows with a an earnings yield of 3.3%, and Ollie'S Bargain rounds out the top five with a an earnings yield of 1.4%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Big Lots Inc on May 14th, 2019 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $33.81. Since that call, shares of Big Lots Inc have fallen 14.3%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): BIG TGT DLTR DG OLLI