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Highest Debt to Asset Ratio in the Specialty Chemicals Industry Detected in Shares of WR Grace (GRA, OMN, VAL, SHLM, MTX)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Specialty Chemicals industry with the highest debt to asset ratios. The Debt/Asset ratio shows the proportion of a company's assets that are financed through debt. If the ratio is greater than one, most of the company's assets are financed through debt.

WR Grace ranks highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.60. Omnova Solutions is next with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.52. Valspar ranks third highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.47.

Schulman follows with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.45, and Minerals Technologies rounds out the top five with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.42.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Valspar on March 4th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $80.73. Since that recommendation, shares of Valspar have risen 31.0%. We continue to monitor Valspar for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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Ticker(s): GRA OMN VAL SHLM MTX