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  1. QCRH: Fourth Quarter EPS Up 40% and Above Our Estimate   - Analyst ...

    QCRH: Fourth Quarter EPS Up 40% and Above Our Estimate - Analyst ...

    February 6, 2013
    QCRH: Fourth Quarter EPS Up 40% and Above Our Estimate  By Ann Heffron, CFA QCR Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqGM:QCRH) posted fourth ...
  2. Research In Motion's Hail Mary, Android Gains The Tablet Crown ...

    Research In Motion's Hail Mary, Android Gains The Tablet Crown ...

    February 6, 2013
    For tech investors, the previous week saw more of the same themes that were playing out all of last year.
  3. Exxon Mobil Looking Steady, But Not Spectacular

    Exxon Mobil Looking Steady, But Not Spectacular

    February 6, 2013
    Exxon is doing OK, but is OK good enough?
  4. Chevron Deserves A Better Valuation

    Chevron Deserves A Better Valuation

    February 6, 2013
    Chevron's growth and asset quality seem underappreciated by the Street.
  5. Oracle Adds Some Surprising Hardware Assets In Acme Packet

    Oracle Adds Some Surprising Hardware Assets In Acme Packet

    February 6, 2013
    Oracle is looking to acquire session border controller specialist Acme Packet.
  6. How To Use A Breakout Trading Strategy For ETFs

    How To Use A Breakout Trading Strategy For ETFs

    February 6, 2013
    Breakout strategies appeal to all traders and investors, from those trading one-minute charts to daily or weekly charts. ...
  7. How Diversified Is Your Global Ex-U.S. ETF?

    How Diversified Is Your Global Ex-U.S. ETF?

    February 6, 2013
    Gaining exposure to the global equities market is in itself a daunting task, but with the evolution of the ETF industry, ...
  8. j2 Global Expands Digital Business - Analyst Blog

    j2 Global Expands Digital Business - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Unified messaging service provider j2 Global Inc. (JCOM) announced that its subsidiary Ziff Davis Inc. has acquired IGN Entertainment ...
  9. S&P Lowers NII Holdings Rating - Analyst Blog

    S&P Lowers NII Holdings Rating - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Rating agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) has lowered Latin American wireless operator NII Holdings Inc.'s (NIHD) credit rating ...
  10. ETR Investigating SuperBowl Blackout - Analyst Blog

    ETR Investigating SuperBowl Blackout - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Entergy Corporation (ETR) along with SMG, the management company of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, is investigating the partial ...
  11. Suncor Energy: Will it Miss? - Analyst Blog

    Suncor Energy: Will it Miss? - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Canada's biggest energy firm and the largest oil sands outfit, Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter ...
  12. Eni Algerian Project Yields Gas - Analyst Blog

    Eni Algerian Project Yields Gas - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Italian energy major Eni SpA E) and its partner, the Algerian state company Sonatrach, have commenced gas production from ...
  13. CIGNA Sheds Run-Off Biz - Analyst Blog

    CIGNA Sheds Run-Off Biz - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    In an effort to reduce risk and strengthen financial flexibility the U.S. health insurer CIGNA Corp. (CI), has announced ...
  14. Westamerica Remains Underperform - Analyst Blog

    Westamerica Remains Underperform - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    On Feb 4, 2013, we reiterated our long-term recommendation on Westamerica Bancorp. (WABC) at 'Underperform'. This reflects ...
  15. Rent-A-Center's Expansion Strategy - Analyst Blog

    Rent-A-Center's Expansion Strategy - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    To further strengthen its foothold in Canada, Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) announced its plans to franchise Canadian Stores ...
  16. Restaurant Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook

    Restaurant Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook

    February 5, 2013
    The year 2012 started on a relatively positive note for U.S. restaurants. That scenario changed gradually as sales momentum ...
  17. Investors Still Highly Prize Hershey's Consistent Growth

    Investors Still Highly Prize Hershey's Consistent Growth

    February 5, 2013
    Hershey's growth is looking strong, but the valuation is no bargain.
  18. Mead Johnson Nutrition's Valuation Looks Bloated

    Mead Johnson Nutrition's Valuation Looks Bloated

    February 5, 2013
    Mead Johnson seems overvalued for its above-average growth prospects.
  19. Are Good Orders Just The Beginning For Cameron?

    Are Good Orders Just The Beginning For Cameron?

    February 5, 2013
    Cameron's weak guidance and poor margins were hidden under a deluge of new orders.
  20. Illinois Tool Works Still Has Work To Do

    Illinois Tool Works Still Has Work To Do

    February 5, 2013
    Illinois Tool Works is already getting a lot of hype for saying and doing the right things.
  21. Broadcom Stumbles, But The Street Forgives

    Broadcom Stumbles, But The Street Forgives

    February 5, 2013
    We can forgive Broadcom for a mild stumble in guidance.
  22. One Bad Apple Could Spoil A Whole ETF Bushel

    One Bad Apple Could Spoil A Whole ETF Bushel

    February 5, 2013
    While you may not directly own Apple stock, odds are that your ETF has some Apple exposure in it.
  23. Can Offshore Continue To Offset Weaker Onshore Trends At National ...

    Can Offshore Continue To Offset Weaker Onshore Trends At National ...

    February 5, 2013
    National Oilwell Varco's orders were alright, but margins were disappointing.
  24. BP Beats, Falls Y/Y on Vol - Analyst Blog

    BP Beats, Falls Y/Y on Vol - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    BP plc (BP) reported fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of $1.25 per American Depositary Share (ADS) on a replacement ...
  25. 10 Questions About ETFs You've Been Too Afraid To Ask

    10 Questions About ETFs You've Been Too Afraid To Ask

    February 5, 2013
    As the exchange-traded world continues to expand, many investors find themselves asking the same questions about how these ...
  26. Defensive ETFs And Budget Talks

    Defensive ETFs And Budget Talks

    February 5, 2013
    Though the fiscal cliff ordeal was somewhatsuccessfullyavoided, Washington has yet another hurdle to face in the coming months: ...
  27. Explosive Stocks Under $10 - Screen of the Week

    Explosive Stocks Under $10 - Screen of the Week

    February 5, 2013
    This screen is a bit of a departure from my normal stock screens. Usually I require my screens to have a minimum price of ...
  28. AbbVie Provides 2013 Outlook  - Analyst Blog

    AbbVie Provides 2013 Outlook - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    AbbVie (ABBV) recently confirmed its sales figures for 2012 and provided guidance for 2013 as an independent company. AbbVie ...
  29. Telus Takes Over Digital WYZDOM - Analyst Blog

    Telus Takes Over Digital WYZDOM - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    Telus Corporation (TU) completed the acquisition of leading digital forensics provider- Digital WYZDOM Inc. and Digital WYZDOM ...
  30. Reshoring Bringing Back Jobs to USA - Analyst Blog

    Reshoring Bringing Back Jobs to USA - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    The 'offshoring' movement had a profound deleterious effect on the U.S. job market. Entire industries such as electronics, ...
  31. Reiterate QSII at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    Reiterate QSII at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    On Jan 31, 2013, we retained Quality Systems (QSII), a provider of electronic health records in the ambulatory and inpatient ...
  32. HSBC Closes Ping An Deal - Analyst Blog

    HSBC Closes Ping An Deal - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    HSBC Holdings plc (HBC) concluded the sale of its remaining stake in Chinese insurance giant Ping An Insurance (Group) Company ...
  33. Gol's New Partnership with Localiza - Analyst Blog

    Gol's New Partnership with Localiza - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    Recently, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL), the largest airline in Latin America, announced its tie-up with Localiza ...
  34. Heinz Reaches 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    Heinz Reaches 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    H. J. Heinz Company (HNZ), maker of major brands like Heinz Ketchup and Master soya sauces, recently reached a 52-week high ...
  35. The Next Energy Debate - Should The U.S. Pass Gas?

    The Next Energy Debate - Should The U.S. Pass Gas?

    February 4, 2013
    A debate is heating up over the proper use of natural gas reserves in the U.S.
  36. Applied Micro Still in Red - Analyst Blog

    Applied Micro Still in Red - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) reported a GAAP net loss of $71.6 million or $1.08 per share in the third quarter ...
  37. The Top 5 Inverse-Bond ETFs

    The Top 5 Inverse-Bond ETFs

    February 4, 2013
    These inverse Bond-ETF offerings should give investors a good overview of some of the options out there.
  38. NuStar Earnings Short of Estimate - Analyst Blog

    NuStar Earnings Short of Estimate - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    San Antonio-based publicly traded partnership NuStar Energy L.P. (NS) announced weak fourth quarter profits, hamstrung by ...
  39. Going Global: Evaluating Foreign Investments With CAPE

    Going Global: Evaluating Foreign Investments With CAPE

    February 4, 2013
    While investors remain understandably leery about the economic environment in the new year, many are looking to various corners ...
  40. A Closer Look At Merger Arbitrage ETPs

    A Closer Look At Merger Arbitrage ETPs

    February 4, 2013
    For investors, the growth of the ETF industry has certainly been a blessing. Aside from accessing equities and bonds for ...
  41. 4 Reasons Apple Won't See $700 Again

    4 Reasons Apple Won't See $700 Again

    February 2, 2013
    Shrinking margins and more effective competition are just two links in the chain pulling the tech giant back to earth, writes ...
  42. Morocco OFPPT Picks Microsoft Suite  - Analyst Blog

    Morocco OFPPT Picks Microsoft Suite - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    Morocco's Office of Vocational Training and Employment Promotion (OFPPT) has chosen the world's largest software maker Microsoft ...
  43. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Government Bond Mutual Funds - Best of ...

    Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Government Bond Mutual Funds - Best of ...

    February 1, 2013
    For investors looking at parking their funds with bonds, U.S. government securities are probably the safest possible investments ...
  44. ONMD: MRI Commercialization Underway - Analyst Blog

    ONMD: MRI Commercialization Underway - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    ONMD: MRI Commercialization Underway By Brian Marckx, CFA BUSINESS Logging almost 30 million scans per year in the U.S. alone, ...
  45. The Follow On Investment - Weekend Wisdom

    The Follow On Investment - Weekend Wisdom

    February 1, 2013
    Big institutions run the markets. Their decisions lead to big moves in stocks, both up and down. I have witnessed several ...
  46. Newell Rubbermaid 4Q Beats - Analyst Blog

    Newell Rubbermaid 4Q Beats - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NWL) - the producer of Sharpie pens and Rubbermaid containers - reported fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted ...
  47. BlackBerry Needed

    BlackBerry Needed "Wow" - Delivered "Pretty Good"

    February 1, 2013
    Research In Motion released the Blackberry 10, but the biggest news was the company changing its name to Blackberry.
  48. No Signs That EMC Is Losing The Storage Wars

    No Signs That EMC Is Losing The Storage Wars

    February 1, 2013
    EMC may see slower growth in 2013, but the value is still compelling.
  49. Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    February 1, 2013
    Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), is currently worth about $44 billion, according to Forbes' list ...
  50. "Retirement Savings Stocks" Yielding Up To 14%

    February 1, 2013
    We're calling them Retirement Savings Stocks -- 10 under-the-radar investments that can provide the cash needed to enhance ...
  51. A Solid Showing Shores Up Fortinet

    A Solid Showing Shores Up Fortinet

    February 1, 2013
    Fortinet comes through when it really mattered.
  52. Uncertainty Over Facebook's Emerging Model Will Keep Things Interesting

    Uncertainty Over Facebook's Emerging Model Will Keep Things Interesting

    February 1, 2013
    Facebook's ad growth looks solid, but the huge range of possible outcomes suggests high volatility.
  53. Forget Apple Vs. Samsung, Qualcomm Wins Either Way

    Forget Apple Vs. Samsung, Qualcomm Wins Either Way

    February 1, 2013
    Qualcomm continues to deliver on its awesome IP estate.
  54. Alliance Data Ends on a High Note - Analyst Blog

    Alliance Data Ends on a High Note - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) reported adjusted earnings of $1.84 per share for fourth quarter 2012, comfortably ...
  55. iShares Files For Target Maturity ETFs, EG Shares Plans Active ...

    iShares Files For Target Maturity ETFs, EG Shares Plans Active ...

    February 1, 2013
    Bullish momentum on Wall Street took a back seat this week as domestic economic uncertaintycameto the forefront once again. ...
  56. Danaher Still A High-End Conglomerate, And Priced Like One

    Danaher Still A High-End Conglomerate, And Priced Like One

    January 31, 2013
    Danaher continues to execute according to plan.
  57. Amazon Seems Due For A Breather

    Amazon Seems Due For A Breather

    January 31, 2013
    Amazon beat the bears in the fourth quarter, but the stock isn't very cheap.
  58. Airline Stocks are Favored Right Now, But Should You Buy?

    Airline Stocks are Favored Right Now, But Should You Buy?

    January 31, 2013
    Airline stocks have caught the eye of investors thanks to merger and acquisition activity.
  59. Why Would Microsoft Want To Purchase A Piece Of Dell?

    Why Would Microsoft Want To Purchase A Piece Of Dell?

    January 31, 2013
    Although there are reasons Microsoft would want to put money behind Dell, none of them seem very sound.
  60. Weak PC Demand Weighs On Seagate

    Weak PC Demand Weighs On Seagate

    January 31, 2013
    Seagate must transform to survive.
  61. VMware Stumbles, And The Street Spares No Mercy

    VMware Stumbles, And The Street Spares No Mercy

    January 31, 2013
    VMware has the Street spooked that growth has topped out.
  62. Yahoo! Still Has So Much To Do

    Yahoo! Still Has So Much To Do

    January 31, 2013
    Yahoo! has worthwhile online properties, but may struggle to monetize them further.
  63. Intrinsic Value and Time Value - Know Your Options

    Intrinsic Value and Time Value - Know Your Options

    January 31, 2013
    When trading options, it's important to understand these two definitions. It could mean the difference between making money ...
  64. Fitch Avows MetLife's Debt - Analyst Blog

    Fitch Avows MetLife's Debt - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    On Tuesday, Fitch Ratings affirmed all the debt and credit ratings of MetLife Inc. (MET) and its operating subsidiaries, ...
  65. FirstEnergy Submits Rate Info to PSC - Analyst Blog

    FirstEnergy Submits Rate Info to PSC - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    FirstEnergy Corporation's (FE) business wings, Mon Power and Potomac Edison, submitted additional rate information to West ...
  66. ARIAD Closes Offering of Shares - Analyst Blog

    ARIAD Closes Offering of Shares - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA) recently announced the closure of its previously announced public offering. ARIAD Pharma ...
  67. GE Augments TYRX Liquidity - Analyst Blog

    GE Augments TYRX Liquidity - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services, an operating unit of General Electric Company (GE), recently acted as an administrative ...
  68. Corning Sees Glass Price Moderation - Analyst Blog

    Corning Sees Glass Price Moderation - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    Corning's (GLW) fourth quarter 2012 earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2 cents, or 5.1%. Revenue Corning reported ...
  69. EIX to Redeem Preference Stock - Analyst Blog

    EIX to Redeem Preference Stock - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    Edison International's (EIX) wholly owned subsidiary Southern California Edison ("SCE") announced that it intends to redeem ...
  70. India ETFs after Central Bank Rate Cut - ETF News And Commentary

    India ETFs after Central Bank Rate Cut - ETF News And Commentary

    January 30, 2013
    India ETFs appear to be back on track after a year of sluggish growth when its performance fell behind other emerging market ...
  71. Earnings Preview: UTI - Analyst Blog

    Earnings Preview: UTI - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI) is set to report first quarter fiscal 2013 results on Jan 31. Last quarter, the ...
  72. JetBlue Misses on Both Lines - Analyst Blog

    JetBlue Misses on Both Lines - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    The discounted U.S. airline JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) delivered a break even fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings, ...
  73. Honeywell Comes Through, But Valuation Isn't So Sweet

    Honeywell Comes Through, But Valuation Isn't So Sweet

    January 30, 2013
    Honeywell's low growth outlook doesn't match a fairly robust valuation.
  74. The Market Has Priced In Weyerhaeuser's Recovery

    The Market Has Priced In Weyerhaeuser's Recovery

    January 30, 2013
    Weyerhaeuser is seeing better conditions, but the market has long since priced that in.
  75. Biglari Holdings' Earnings Go Flat

    Biglari Holdings' Earnings Go Flat

    January 30, 2013
    Biglari's first quarter earnings for Steak 'n Shake were mediocre. This is the man that wants to fix Cracker Barrel.
  76. P&G Rewards Longs With Better Sales And Stronger Margins

    P&G Rewards Longs With Better Sales And Stronger Margins

    January 30, 2013
    Procter & Gamble is delivering on its promises for better performances.
  77. Choice Hotels Teams with Akkeron (revised) - Analyst Blog

    Choice Hotels Teams with Akkeron (revised) - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    In a bid to augment its European portfolio, Silver Spring, Maryland-based Choice Hotels International Inc. (CHH) recently ...
  78. Synergy Starts SP-333 Phase I Study - Analyst Blog

    Synergy Starts SP-333 Phase I Study - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP) recently initiated a phase Ib study on its inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) candidate, ...
  79. HSBC's Money Laundering Scandal

    HSBC's Money Laundering Scandal

    January 29, 2013
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  80. MedTech Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    MedTech Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    January 29, 2013
    We are in the midst of the fourth quarter earnings season and it is once again time to review the players in the worldwide ...
  81. Zacks Top Earnings ESP Stocks - Investment Ideas

    Zacks Top Earnings ESP Stocks - Investment Ideas

    January 29, 2013
    Zacks Top ESP for Upcoming Earnings 012913As of yesterday, total earnings for the 150 S&P 500 companies that had already ...
  82. Amazon Making Less Than $0.01 for Every Dollar of Revenue?

    Amazon Making Less Than $0.01 for Every Dollar of Revenue?

    January 29, 2013
    Everyone thinks that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is the untouchable king of online shopping, but with razor-thin margins and rising ...
  83. With Sluggish Windows Uptake, What Propels Microsoft?

    With Sluggish Windows Uptake, What Propels Microsoft?

    January 29, 2013
    Microsoft has to do more to unlock its potential and its value.
  84. Netflix's Got Game After All

    Netflix's Got Game After All

    January 29, 2013
    Netflix's stock soared 42% Jan. 24 thanks to beating estimates on both revenue and earnings. Is its stock a buy at this point? ...
  85. Increasing Sales and Profit Margins for Big Returns - Screen ...

    Increasing Sales and Profit Margins for Big Returns - Screen ...

    January 29, 2013
    With earnings season still in full swing, I wanted to talk this week about Sales Growth and Profit Margins. Earnings always ...
  86. Group 1 to Acquire UAB Motors - Analyst Blog

    Group 1 to Acquire UAB Motors - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    Group 1 Automotive Inc. (GPI) announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Brazil's largest automotive retailers ...
  87. Welcome To

    Welcome To "Peak Gold" And How To Play It

    January 29, 2013
    With ore rates and production dwindling, analysts now estimate that we have entered a Peak Gold scenario.
  88. New Products, Recovering Markets Should Help Juniper In 2013

    New Products, Recovering Markets Should Help Juniper In 2013

    January 29, 2013
    With the release of new products, is Juniper finally about to see its rebound?
  89. Have Investors Gone Overboard With Halliburton?

    Have Investors Gone Overboard With Halliburton?

    January 29, 2013
    Halliburton did better than expected, but North America is still dragging heavily.
  90. Is Coach's Loss Michael Kors' Gain?

    Is Coach's Loss Michael Kors' Gain?

    January 29, 2013
    Coach's second quarter was a major disappointment.
  91. Zions Beats on EPS, Revenues Fall - Analyst Blog

    Zions Beats on EPS, Revenues Fall - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    Zions Bancorp. (ZION) reported adjusted fourth quarter 2012 earnings of 44 cents per share. This was 10.0% ahead of the Zacks ...
  92. Earnings Preview: Murphy Oil - Analyst Blog

    Earnings Preview: Murphy Oil - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    We expect global oil and gas exploration and production company Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) to beat expectations when it ...
  93. Thermo Fisher: Preview - Analyst Blog

    Thermo Fisher: Preview - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 results before the market opens ...
  94. Finding The Best Broker For You: What Every Investor Must Know

    Finding The Best Broker For You: What Every Investor Must Know

    January 28, 2013
    Each week, one of our investing experts answers a reader's question in the Q&A column from our sister site, InvestingAnswers.com. ...
  95. BofA Transferring Derivatives to UK - Analyst Blog

    BofA Transferring Derivatives to UK - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    According to a Financial Times report, Bank of America Corporation (BAC) has started transferring its derivatives operation ...
  96. Are LBO's making a comeback? - Investment Ideas

    Are LBO's making a comeback? - Investment Ideas

    January 28, 2013
    Are LBO's coming back when the broader market is about to hit new all-time highs? Leveraged buyouts (LBO's) occur when management ...
  97. SAI to Help Reduce Deluge of Data - Analyst Blog

    SAI to Help Reduce Deluge of Data - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    SAIC Inc. (SAI) recently introduced an innovative data management and analytics solution to empower diverse organizations ...
  98. TCF Financial Penalized $10M - Analyst Blog

    TCF Financial Penalized $10M - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    On Friday, TCF National Bank, the primary subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCB) consented to pay a $10 million federal ...
  99. Apple Has Room To Get Worse Before Getting Better

    Apple Has Room To Get Worse Before Getting Better

    January 28, 2013
    Apple could take additional bruises before recovering.
  100. Shabby Reporting And Questionable Prospects At Abbott Labs

    Shabby Reporting And Questionable Prospects At Abbott Labs

    January 28, 2013
    Poor reporting and weak margins undermine the potential of Abbott.
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