Here is a current sheet of 19 apparel stores with best industry yields. In total, a range of 45 concepts is listed of which 23 have a market capitalization of more than a billion dollar. In total they have a market capitalization of 634 billion. The average industry price to earnings ratio amounts to 15.0 and the industry yield is 1.7 percent in average.
The average current P/E ratio of the best yielding stocks amounts to 19.72 while the average dividend yield amounts to 2.02 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.31 and price to sales ratio 1.04. The companies are working with an average operating margin of 7.91 percent. The average return on equity is 16.80 percent.
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