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Highest Forward P/E Ratio in the Specialty Chemicals Industry Detected in Shares of Ecolab Inc (ECL, BCPC, SHW, KWR, RPM)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Specialty Chemicals industry with the highest forward price to earnings (P/E) ratios. Forward P/E uses estimated earnings to compare relative value among companies in the same industry. Generally, the lower the forward P/E, the more undervalued a company is believed to be.

Ecolab Inc ranks highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 32.39. Following is Balchem Corp with a a forward P/E ratio of 31.91. Sherwin-Williams ranks third highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 25.16.

Quaker Chemical follows with a a forward P/E ratio of 24.46, and Rpm Intl Inc rounds out the top five with a a forward P/E ratio of 20.35.

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Keywords: highest forward p/e ratio ecolab inc balchem corp sherwin-williams quaker chemical rpm intl inc

Ticker(s): ECL BCPC SHW KWR RPM