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Relatively High Debt to Asset Ratio Detected in Shares of Builders Firstso in the Building Products Industry (BLDR, ALLE, MAS, LII, GFF)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Building Products 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.

Builders Firstso ranks highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 59.36. Following is Allegion Plc with a a debt to asset ratio of 58.12. Masco Corp ranks third highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 56.21.

Lennox Intl Inc follows with a a debt to asset ratio of 53.08, and Griffon Corp rounds out the top five with a a debt to asset ratio of 52.26.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Griffon Corp on May 6th, 2019 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $16.79. Since that call, shares of Griffon Corp have fallen 5.4%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): BLDR ALLE MAS LII GFF