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Lowest Return on Equity in the Electrical Components & Equipment Industry Detected in Shares of General Cable (BGC, AMSC, PLUG, POWL, RBC)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Electrical Components & Equipment 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.

General Cable ranks lowest with a ROE of -42.1%. Following is American Superconductor with a ROE of -31.4%. Plug Power ranks third lowest with a ROE of -27.7%.

Powell Industries follows with a ROE of 1.5%, and Regal-Beloit rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 2.2%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Regal-Beloit on May 4th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $64.04. Since that call, shares of Regal-Beloit have fallen 8.9%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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