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Previous Close67.99
Open67.64
Bid50.00 x 0
Ask130.00 x 0
Day's Range67.61 - 68.18
52 Week Range65.75 - 104.00
Volume790
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Market Cap28.03B
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.25
PE Ratio (TTM)9.22
EPS (TTM)7.38
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield2.95 (2.84%)
Ex-Dividend DateApr 29, 2020
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