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Relatively Low Debt-to-Capital Ratio Detected in Shares of Lawson Products in the Trading Companies & Distributors Industry (LAWS, WSO, FAST, AIT, MSM)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Trading Companies & Distributors 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.

Lawson Products ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1,338.1%. Watsco is next with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1,585.4%. Fastenal ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1,678.8%.

Applied Industrial Technologies follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 3,329.1%, and MSC Industrial Direct rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 3,558.7%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of MSC Industrial Direct on March 27th, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $98.62. Since that call, shares of MSC Industrial Direct have fallen 15.1%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

Keywords: lowest debt-to-capital ratio lawson products Watsco Fastenal applied industrial technologies msc industrial direct

Ticker(s): LAWS WSO FAST AIT MSM