Every now and then I post on some financial data in the publishing industry. Some still invest in this great but changing industry you know.

In fact, industries in a state of flux sometimes offer the best opportunities for making money investing.

Chip Brian, founder of SmarTrend, reports on high debt to income ratios for five publishing companies:

Below are the five companies in the Publishing industry with the highest Debt-to-Capital ratio. 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.

Lee Enterprises (
NYSE:LEE) ranks highest with Debt-to-Capital ratio of 95.08%; McClatchy (NYSE:MNI) ranks next with Debt-to-Capital ratio of 90.65%; and Media General (NYSE:MEG) ranks next highest with Debt-to-Capital ratio of 79.07%.
Valassis Communications (
NYSE:VCI) follows with Debt-to-Capital ratio of 62.22% and Gannett (NYSE:GCI) rounds out the group with Debt-to-Capital ratio of 55.32%.
SmarTrend is bullish on shares of MNI and our subscribers were alerted to Buy on September 14, 2010 at $3.46. The stock has risen 10.4% since the alert was issued.

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