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Relatively High Debt to Equity Ratio Detected in Shares of Beazer Homes in the Homebuilding Industry (BZH, KBH, RYL, SPF, LEN)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Homebuilding 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.

Beazer Homes ranks highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 6.6. Following is KB Home with a a debt to equity ratio of 4.0. Ryland Group ranks third highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 1.5.

Standard Pacific follows with a a debt to equity ratio of 1.3, and Lennar rounds out the top five with a a debt to equity ratio of 1.2.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Ryland Group on March 12th, 2014 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $41.49. Since that call, shares of Ryland Group have fallen 9.1%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

Keywords: highest debt to equity ratio Beazer Homes KB Home ryland group standard pacific Lennar

Ticker(s): BZH KBH RYL SPF LEN