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Top 5 Companies in the Health Care Facilities Industry With the Highest P/E Ratio (USPH, ENSG, NHC, THC, SEM)

By Shiri Gupta

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 71.50. Ensign Group Inc is next with a a P/E ratio of 34.44. Natl Healthcare ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 28.89.

Tenet Healthcare follows with a a P/E ratio of 26.31, and Select Medical rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 22.46.

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Keywords: highest p/e ratio us physical ther ensign group inc amex:nhc natl healthcare Tenet Healthcare select medical

Ticker(s): USPH ENSG THC SEM