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TMCNet:  Relatively Low P/E Ratio Detected in Shares of Big Lots in the General Merchandise Stores Industry (BIG, TGT, FRED, FDO, DG)

[April 19, 2013]

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

Apr 19, 2013 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) -- 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 ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 12.04. Target is next with a a P/E ratio of 14.98. Fred's ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 16.89.


Family Dollar Stores follows with a a P/E ratio of 16.89, and Dollar General rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 18.13.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Dollar General on January 24th, 2013 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $45.97. Since that recommendation, shares of Dollar General have risen 11.6%. We continue to monitor Dollar General for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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