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Top 5 Companies in the Specialized Finance Industry With the Lowest Debt-to-Capital Ratio (FDS, CME, ICE, NDAQ, MSCI)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Specialized Finance 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.

Factset Research Systems ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 6.2%. CME Group is next with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 9.5%. IntercontinentalExchange ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 22.0%.

NASDAQ OMX follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 30.5%, and MSCI rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 58.5%.

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Ticker(s): FDS CME ICE NDAQ MSCI