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In the old days, companies that sold common goods had very low P/Es, whereas high-growth, high-tech companies might sport P/Es in the mid-20s. Those days are long gone. Check out these firms, which make the most banal items around and yet have massive valuations.

First there is YETI which makes………….wait for it………..cups. Yeah, freakin’ cups. We’ve got ’em in our house. In normal times, a freakin’ cup company would not have a P/E at all, since it wouldn’t be public in the first place. This one, however, is 61 times earnings.

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