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Relatively High Debt to Equity Ratio Detected in Shares of Southwestrn Engy in the Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Industry (SWN, ISRL, CRZO, NOG, NFX)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 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.

Southwestrn Engy ranks highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 1,728.7. Following is Isramco Inc with a a debt to equity ratio of 1,482.3. Carrizo Oil&Gas ranks third highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 486.1.

Northern Oil And follows with a a debt to equity ratio of 193.1, and Newfield Explora rounds out the top five with a a debt to equity ratio of 172.9.

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Keywords: highest debt to equity ratio southwestrn engy isramco inc carrizo oil&gas amex:nog northern oil and newfield explora

Ticker(s): SWN ISRL CRZO NFX