|Bid||5.72 x 1200|
|Ask||5.73 x 1100|
|Day's Range||5.71 - 5.75|
|52 Week Range||5.30 - 6.65|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.42|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||14.54|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.43 (7.41%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
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