Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Reading Now: Home Furnishings Retail Earnings Analysis

THE 5 Companies in the Home Furnishings Retail Industry with the Lowest Forward Earnings Yield

Mar 30, 2011 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX by Chip Brian

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Below are the lowest five companies in the Home Furnishing Retail industry based on estimated Forward Earnings Yields. Using projected earnings for the current fiscal year, the forward earnings yield is useful to compare a stock's return vs. owning a similar stock or other yield assets (e.g. bonds). Generally, the higher the earnings yield, the more undervalued the stock.

  • Cost Plus (NASDAQ:CPWM) has the lowest Forward Earnings Yield of 1.41%
  • Haverty Furniture (NYSE:HVT) is next with a Forward Earnings Yield of 3.22%; and Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) has the next lowest with a Forward Earnings Yield of 4.82%.
  • Select Comfort (NASDAQ:SCSS) follows with a Forward Earnings Yield of 5.95% 
  • Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) rounds out the group with a Forward Earnings Yield of 6.12%.

SmarTrend currently has shares of Select Comfort in an Uptrend and issued the Uptrend alert on September 21, 2010 at $6.54. The stock has risen 83.5% since the Uptrend alert was issued.
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