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HSN Ranks the Highest in Terms of Forward Earnings Yield in the Catalog Retail Industry (HSNI, LINTA, GAIA)

Published on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 11:36
By Adrienne Chilton

Below are the three companies in the Catalog Retail industry with the highest 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.

HSN (NASDAQ:HSNI) is highest with forward earnings yield of 4.8%. HSN, Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and retails computers and electronics, fashion items, home and kitchen goods, jewelry, and health, beauty, and fitness products through its shows, which are broadcast via cable, satellite, and network television.

HSN share prices have moved between a 52-week high of $60.87 and a 52-week low of $27.01 and are now trading 105% above that low price at $55.26 per share. In the last five trading sessions, the 50-day moving average (MA) has climbed 0.4% while the 200-day MA has risen 0.4%.

Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LINTA) is next with forward earnings yield of 4.7%.

Finishing up the top three is Gaiam (NASDAQ:GAIA), with forward earnings yield of 2.6%.

By Adrienne Chilton
achilton@fnno.com