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Previous Close71.84
Open72.30
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Day's Range72.25 - 72.35
52 Week Range54.02 - 74.32
Volume1,236
Avg. Volume4,687
Market Cap47.367B
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.68
PE Ratio (TTM)20.00
EPS (TTM)3.62
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield2.36 (3.28%)
Ex-Dividend DateMay 10, 2021
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  • Danone launches a successful €1 billion bond issue
    GlobeNewswire

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