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|Bid||30.00 x 1000|
|Ask||35.99 x 800|
|Day's Range||32.94 - 33.98|
|52 Week Range||27.90 - 41.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.48|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.19|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.16 (0.48%)|
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