TMCNet:  Highest P/E Ratio in the Homefurnishing Retail Industry Detected in Shares of Pier 1 Imports (PIR, WSM, KIRK, SCSS, AAN)

[February 12, 2013]

Highest P/E Ratio in the Homefurnishing Retail Industry Detected in Shares of Pier 1 Imports (PIR, WSM, KIRK, SCSS, AAN)

Feb 12, 2013 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) -- Below are the three companies in the Homefurnishing 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.Pier 1 Imports ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 19.66. Following is Williams-Sonoma with a a P/E ratio of 18.85. Kirkland's ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 16.92.


Select Comfort follows with a a P/E ratio of 16.19, and Aaron's rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 15.99.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Select Comfort on October 24th, 2012 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $27.84. Since that call, shares of Select Comfort have fallen 20.0%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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