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Top 5 Companies in the Communications Equipment Industry With the Highest Debt to Equity Ratio (COMM, PLT, VIAV, HIVE, SATS)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Communications Equipment 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.

Commscope Holdin ranks highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 265.2. Following is Plantronics Inc with a a debt to equity ratio of 139.5. Viavi Solutions ranks third highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 118.4.

Aerohive Network follows with a a debt to equity ratio of 91.2, and Echostar Corp-A rounds out the top five with a a debt to equity ratio of 87.3.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Commscope Holdin on May 6th, 2019 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $23.78. Since that call, shares of Commscope Holdin have fallen 33.8%. 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): COMM PLT VIAV HIVE SATS