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Top 5 Companies in the General Merchandise Stores Industry With the Lowest P/E Ratio (BIG, TGT, DLTR, DG, OLLI)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the General Merchandise 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.

Big Lots Inc ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 5.00. Target Corp is next with a a P/E ratio of 23.59. Dollar Tree Inc ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 24.70.

Dollar General C follows with a a P/E ratio of 35.14, and Ollie'S Bargain rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 45.39.

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Ticker(s): BIG TGT DLTR DG OLLI