ADBE - Adobe Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
279.85
-3.70 (-1.30%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close283.55
Open281.68
Bid279.31 x 1400
Ask280.99 x 800
Day's Range279.10 - 284.41
52 Week Range204.95 - 291.71
Volume2,223,523
Avg. Volume2,703,087
Market Cap136.553B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.04
PE Ratio (TTM)51.92
EPS (TTM)5.39
Earnings DateJun 18, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend Date2005-03-24
1y Target Est295.38
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