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Previous Close76,800.00
Bid79,400.00 x 0
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Day's Range76,800.00 - 77,800.00
52 Week Range34,900.00 - 86,800.00
Avg. Volume4,000,937
Market Cap591.385T
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.93
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Forward Dividend & Yield1,417.00 (1.85%)
Ex-Dividend DateSep 28, 2020
1y Target Est43,833.00
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