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Relatively Low Return on Equity Detected in Shares of Lifetime Brands in the Housewares & Specialties Industry (LCUT, CSS, JAH, NWL, LBY)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Housewares & Specialties 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.

Lifetime Brands ranks lowest with a ROE of 5.7%. CSS Industries is next with a ROE of 6.3%. Jarden ranks third lowest with a ROE of 7.4%.

Newell Rubbermaid follows with a ROE of 20.4%, and Libbey rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 49.9%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Jarden on February 22nd, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $52.79. Since that recommendation, shares of Jarden have risen 11.7%. We continue to monitor Jarden for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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