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Relatively Low Debt-to-Capital Ratio Detected in Shares of Apogee Enterprises in the Building Products Industry (APOG, AMWD, UFPI, AOS, ROCK)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Building Products 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.

Apogee Enterprises ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 478.2%. Following is American Woodmark with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 789.1%. Universal Forest Products ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1,007.8%.

AO Smith follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1,759.7%, and Gibraltar Industries rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 3,126.5%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Gibraltar Industries on December 15th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $42.50. Since that call, shares of Gibraltar Industries have fallen 12.2%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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