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Previous Close210.39
Open212.20
Bid210.97 x 1100
Ask210.95 x 1300
Day's Range208.16 - 212.29
52 Week Range132.52 - 232.86
Volume25,683,507
Avg. Volume31,965,490
Market Cap1.589T
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.87
PE Ratio (TTM)33.89
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield2.24 (1.06%)
Ex-Dividend DateNov 18, 2020
1y Target EstN/A
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