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Huntsman has the Highest Debt to Equity Ratio in the Diversified Chemicals Industry (HUN, EMN, LXU, DD, DOW)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Diversified Chemicals 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.

Huntsman ranks highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 326.0. Following is Eastman Chemical with a a debt to equity ratio of 178.6. LSB Industries ranks third highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 137.0.

EI Du Pont de Nemours follows with a a debt to equity ratio of 87.5, and Dow Chemical rounds out the top five with a a debt to equity ratio of 82.2.

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