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Relatively Low Debt-to-Capital Ratio Detected in Shares of Carlisle Cos in the Industrial Conglomerates Industry (CSL, ROP, DHR, MMM, IEP)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Industrial Conglomerates industry with the lowest Debt-to-Capital ratios. The debt-to-capital ratio is an important measure of how a company is financing its operations along with some insight into its financial strength, relative to other companies in its industry.

Carlisle Cos ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 24.0%. Following is Roper Industries with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 35.3%. Danaher ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 39.3%.

3M follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 47.9%, and Icahn Enterprises rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 49.8%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Icahn Enterprises on August 22nd, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $50.75. Since that call, shares of Icahn Enterprises have fallen 9.4%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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