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Top 5 Companies in the Investment Banking & Brokerage Industry With the Lowest Debt-to-Capital Ratio (HLI, EVR, GCAP, ETFC, COWN)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Investment Banking & Brokerage 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.

Houlihan Lokey I ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 426.8%. Following is Evercore Partn-A with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1,994.2%. Gain Capital Hol ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 2,932.0%.

E*Trade Financia follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 3,318.9%, and Cowen Inc rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 3,726.9%.

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Ticker(s): HLI EVR GCAP ETFC COWN