MSG - The Madison Square Garden Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
+0.42 (+0.14%)
At close: 4:01PM EDT

290.84 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:16PM EDT

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Previous Close290.42
Bid290.83 x 0
Ask290.99 x 800
Day's Range288.42 - 291.13
52 Week Range240.33 - 328.34
Avg. Volume140,424
Market Cap6.91B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.37
PE Ratio (TTM)179.20
EPS (TTM)1.62
Earnings DateAug 14, 2019 - Aug 19, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est363.34
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