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Relatively Low Debt-to-Capital Ratio Detected in Shares of CSS Industries in the Housewares & Specialties Industry (CSS, LCUT, NWL, JAH, LBY)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Housewares & Specialties 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.

CSS Industries ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1.6%. Following is Lifetime Brands with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 42.0%. Newell Rubbermaid ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 60.5%.

Jarden follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 62.1%, and Libbey rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 81.8%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Jarden on February 22nd, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $52.79. Since that recommendation, shares of Jarden have risen 11.7%. We continue to monitor Jarden for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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