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Top 5 Companies in the Trading Companies & Distributors Industry With the Lowest Debt-to-Capital Ratio (WSO, DNOW, FAST, LAWS, AIT)

By David Diaz

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.

Watsco Inc ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 140.1%. Following is Now Inc with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1,202.7%. Fastenal Co ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1,652.1%.

Lawson Products follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1,831.6%, and Applied Indu Tec rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 2,812.2%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Fastenal Co on March 23rd, 2018 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $54.82. Since that call, shares of Fastenal Co have fallen 8.6%. 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): WSO DNOW FAST LAWS AIT