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Previous Close971.80
Open972.00
Bid993.00 x 0
Ask993.60 x 0
Day's Range970.00 - 995.40
52 Week Range529.80 - 1,189.00
Volume5,209,932
Avg. Volume1,946,698
Market Cap9.581B
Beta (5Y Monthly)N/A
PE Ratio (TTM)44.55
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateNov 09, 2020 - Nov 13, 2020
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1y Target Est1,082.60
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