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

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the General Merchandise Stores industry with the lowest forward earnings yields. Using projected earnings for the current fiscal year, the forward earnings yield is useful to compare a stock's return vs. owning a similar stock or other yield assets (e.g. bonds). Generally, the higher the earnings yield, the more undervalued the stock.

Ollie'S Bargain ranks lowest with a forward earnings yield of 2.3%. Following is Dollar General C with a forward earnings yield of 6.0%. Dollar Tree Inc ranks third lowest with a forward earnings yield of 6.5%.

Target Corp follows with a forward earnings yield of 6.8%, and Big Lots Inc rounds out the bottom five with a forward earnings yield of 11.7%.

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Ticker(s): OLLI DG DLTR TGT BIG