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EastGroup Properties has the Highest Debt to Equity Ratio in the Industrial REITs Industry (EGP, FR, FPO, DFT, DCT)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Industrial REITs industry with the highest debt to equity ratios. The Debt/Equity ratio measures a company's leverage and a high level often implies that a company has financed much of its growth with debt.

EastGroup Properties ranks highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 1.8. First Industrial Realty Trust is next with a a debt to equity ratio of 1.2. First Potomac Realty Trust ranks third highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 1.1.

DuPont Fabros Technology follows with a a debt to equity ratio of 1.1, and DCT Industrial Trust rounds out the top five with a a debt to equity ratio of 0.9.

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Ticker(s): EGP FR FPO DFT DCT