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Top 5 Companies in the Specialized Finance Industry With the Highest Debt to Asset Ratio (NEWS, REXI, MCO, MSCI, NDAQ)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Specialized Finance 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.

NewStar Financial ranks highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.77. Following is Resource America with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.65. Moody's ranks third highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.56.

MSCI follows with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.47, and NASDAQ OMX rounds out the top five with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.21.

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Ticker(s): NEWS REXI MCO MSCI NDAQ