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Relatively Low Debt-to-Capital Ratio Detected in Shares of Williams-Sonoma in the Homefurnishing Retail Industry (WSM, HVT, AAN, BBBY, PIR)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Homefurnishing Retail industry with the lowest Debt-to-Capital ratios. The debt-to-capital ratio is an important measure of how a company is financing its operations along with some insight into its financial strength, relative to other companies in its industry.

Williams-Sonoma ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 15.2%. Haverty Furniture is next with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 15.5%. Aaron's ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 26.9%.

Bed Bath & Beyond follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 36.9%, and Pier 1 Imports rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 48.0%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Pier 1 Imports on May 12th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $5.62. Since that call, shares of Pier 1 Imports have fallen 22.6%. 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): WSM HVT AAN BBBY PIR