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Lowest Return on Equity in the Construction & Engineering Industry Detected in Shares of Layne Christensen (LAYN, KBR, GLDD, ORN, AMRC)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Construction & Engineering industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Layne Christensen ranks lowest with a ROE of -2,766.8%. Following is KBR with a ROE of -669.6%. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock ranks third lowest with a ROE of -80.1%.

Orion Marine follows with a ROE of 182.0%, and Ameresco Inc rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 336.8%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Layne Christensen on February 16th, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $9.84. Since that call, shares of Layne Christensen have fallen 22.3%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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