NOKIA.HE - Nokia Corporation

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Previous Close2.9015
Bid2.9460 x 0
Ask2.9490 x 0
Day's Range2.8900 - 3.0355
52 Week Range2.0825 - 5.2590
Avg. Volume30,567,784
Market Cap16.579B
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.22
PE Ratio (TTM)2,950.50
EPS (TTM)0.0010
Earnings DateApr 30, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield0.10 (3.45%)
Ex-Dividend DateFeb 03, 2020
1y Target Est5.69
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