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Us Physical Ther has the Highest P/E Ratio in the Health Care Facilities Industry (USPH, ENSG, NHC, UHS, HCA)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Facilities industry with the highest 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.

Us Physical Ther ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 80.14. Ensign Group Inc is next with a a P/E ratio of 31.78. Natl Healthcare ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 25.82.

Universal Hlth-B follows with a a P/E ratio of 18.25, and Hca Healthcare I rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 15.85.

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Keywords: highest p/e ratio us physical ther ensign group inc amex:nhc natl healthcare universal hlth-b hca healthcare i

Ticker(s): USPH ENSG UHS HCA