TMCNet:  Relatively High P/E Ratio Detected in Shares of Bovie Medical in the Health Care Equipment Industry (BVX, HOLX, TFX, ABAX, NUVA)

[March 12, 2013]

Relatively High P/E Ratio Detected in Shares of Bovie Medical in the Health Care Equipment Industry (BVX, HOLX, TFX, ABAX, NUVA)

Mar 12, 2013 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) -- Below are the three companies in the Health Care Equipment 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.Bovie Medical ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 85.67. Hologic is next with a a P/E ratio of 79.21. Teleflex ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 74.73.


Abaxis follows with a a P/E ratio of 69.39, and NuVasive rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 58.38.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Bovie Medical on November 14th, 2012 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $3.11. Since that call, shares of Bovie Medical have fallen 19.2%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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