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Highest P/E Ratio in the Specialty Chemicals Industry Detected in Shares of Balchem Corp (BCPC, KWR, PAH, ECL, SHW)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Specialty Chemicals industry with the highest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Balchem Corp ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 45.46. Following is Quaker Chemical with a a P/E ratio of 44.70. Platform Special ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 43.31.

Ecolab Inc follows with a a P/E ratio of 41.84, and Sherwin-Williams rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 32.32.

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