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Relatively Low Debt-to-Capital Ratio Detected in Shares of Hibbett Sports I in the Specialty Stores Industry (HIBB, DKS, BKS, BNED, SIG)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Specialty Stores 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.

Hibbett Sports I ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 98.7%. Dick'S Sporting is next with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 325.3%. Barnes & Noble ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1,015.3%.

Barnes & Noble E follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1,827.5%, and Signet Jewelers rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1,904.0%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Barnes & Noble E on March 5th, 2019 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $5.33. Since that call, shares of Barnes & Noble E have fallen 25.8%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): HIBB BKS BNED SIG