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Balchem Corp is Among the Companies in the Specialty Chemicals Industry With the Highest P/E Ratio (BCPC, PAH, SHW, ECL, KWR)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Specialty Chemicals industry with the highest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Balchem Corp ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 47.72. Platform Special is next with a a P/E ratio of 43.31. Sherwin-Williams ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 39.49.

Ecolab Inc follows with a a P/E ratio of 39.40, and Quaker Chemical rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 34.38.

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Keywords: highest p/e ratio balchem corp platform special sherwin-williams ecolab inc quaker chemical

Ticker(s): BCPC PAH SHW ECL KWR