TMCNet:  Top 5 Companies in the Apparel Retail Industry With the Highest P/E Ratio (URBN, HOTT, CACH, SSI, BEBE)

[November 12, 2012]

Top 5 Companies in the Apparel Retail Industry With the Highest P/E Ratio (URBN, HOTT, CACH, SSI, BEBE)

Nov 12, 2012 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) -- Below are the three companies in the Apparel Retail 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.Urban Outfitters ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 30.97. HOT Topic is next with a a P/E ratio of 28.66. Cache ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 25.73.


Stage Stores follows with a a P/E ratio of 23.69, and Bebe Stores rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 22.71.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Bebe Stores on April 23rd, 2012 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $8.34. Since that call, shares of Bebe Stores have fallen 53.7%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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