|Bid||53.73 x 3200|
|Ask||53.77 x 2200|
|Day's range||53.25 - 53.90|
|52-week range||43.61 - 68.49|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.60|
|PE ratio (TTM)||11.93|
|Earnings date||21 Oct 2021|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.39 (2.59%)|
|Ex-dividend date||05 Aug 2021|
|1y target est||64.58|
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