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Relatively Low Debt-to-Capital Ratio Detected in Shares of Star Gas Partners in the Gas Utilities Industry (SGU, RGCO, EGAS, CPK, NJR)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Gas Utilities 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.

Star Gas Partners ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 26.8%. RGC Resources is next with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 36.5%. Energy ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 36.9%.

Chesapeake Utilities follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 45.3%, and New Jersey Resources rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 45.4%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of RGC Resources on November 7th, 2013 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $19.78. Since that recommendation, shares of RGC Resources have risen 25.6%. We continue to monitor RGC Resources for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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Ticker(s): SGU RGCO EGAS CPK NJR