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Relatively Low P/E Ratio Detected in Shares of Big Lots Inc in the General Merchandise Stores Industry (BIG, DLTR, TGT, DG, OLLI)

By Nick Russo

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 4.25. Dollar Tree Inc is next with a a P/E ratio of 23.03. Target Corp ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 26.88.

Dollar General C follows with a a P/E ratio of 34.85, and Ollie'S Bargain rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 49.13.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Dollar General C on August 21st, 2019 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $139.15. Since that recommendation, shares of Dollar General C have risen 13.9%. We continue to monitor Dollar General C for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

Keywords: lowest p/e ratio big lots inc dollar tree inc target corp dollar general c ollie's bargain

Ticker(s): BIG DLTR TGT DG OLLI