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Previous Close150.76
Open153.76
Bid133.14 x 1000
Ask165.00 x 1100
Day's Range144.07 - 154.01
52 Week Range66.87 - 192.30
Volume590,968
Avg. Volume465,245
Market Cap8.449B
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.61
PE Ratio (TTM)24.17
EPS (TTM)6.33
Earnings DateApr 26, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021
Forward Dividend & Yield0.80 (0.52%)
Ex-Dividend DateFeb 19, 2021
1y Target Est201.20
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