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Sherwin-Williams is Among the Companies in the Specialty Chemicals Industry With the Highest Return on Equity (SHW, NEU, VAL, GRA, IFF)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Specialty Chemicals industry with the highest 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.

Sherwin-Williams ranks highest with a ROE of 84.6%. Following is NewMarket with a ROE of 54.4%. Valspar ranks third highest with a ROE of 42.8%.

WR Grace follows with a ROE of 36.4%, and International Flavors & Fragrances rounds out the top five with a ROE of 26.6%.

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