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The most watched show in TV history is famous for its ads. But do high ratings affect the advertising companies?

No matter which team ends up victorious in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, one thing's for sure: CBS (CBS) won't be going home empty-handed. The network, which is airing the event, is charging up to $5 million for a 30-second commercial and all but ran out of ad time back in November. This—according to Ad Age Datacenter projections—will translate to a record high of $377 million in advertising spending, up nearly 84% from $205 million in 2010. 

But what does a multimillion-dollar TV spot do for advertisers? Typically, not much. Last year, Investment News took a look at how Super Bowl advertisers have performed in the wake of the year's biggest sporting event. Advertisers used to see a Super Bowl-induced bump in their stock prices around a decade ago, but the effect has mostly disappeared. Eqis Capital Chief Financial Strategist Kenneth Kim attributed the dip to the biggest, most expensive ads coming from the same companies year after year. Kim said, "I think what happened is, the effect has simply warn [sic] off, because everyone expects Budweiser and Doritos to have the funniest commercials." 

Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital LLC, echoed Kim's sentiment, stating, "Except for anything more than a quick trade, there is no solid historical correlation between Super Bowl ads and stock price performance. I can see how the advertising could certainly raise awareness, and in a really short term juice a company, but everything reverts back to long- and intermediate-term price trends."

The big takeaway: it's quite likely that the only Super Bowl-related spikes we'll see will take place in Levi's Stadium. Nevertheless, now's a great time to take a look at how the big game's advertisers have been performing. Over 40 companies have purchased ad space for the Super Bowl. Of that group, only six outperformed the benchmark S&P 500 index while having greater revenue growth than the industry average on a trailing 12-month (TTM) basis. In some cases, revenue increased over the last 12 months; in others, revenue simply declined less than the rest of the industry. 

Click on the interactive chart to view data over time. 

1. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (BUD, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in brewing and selling beer in North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Market cap at $191.85B, most recent closing price at $122.37.

Anheuser-Busch has outperformed the market by 2.22% over the past year.

Revenue has fallen by 3.97% on a TTM basis, less than the industry average decline of 5.08%.

 

2. The Coca-Cola Company (KO, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Distributes, and markets nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. Market cap at $184.79B, most recent closing price at $42.53.

Coca-Cola has outperformed the market by 5.44% over the past year.

Revenue has fallen by 2.17% on a TTM basis, less than the industry average decline of 5.08%.

 

3. Pepsico Inc. (PEP, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of foods, snacks, and carbonated and non-carbonated beverages worldwide. Market cap at $141.21B, most recent closing price at $97.39.

Pepsico has outperformed the market by 3.76% over the past year.

Revenue has fallen by 3.64% on a TTM basis, less than the industry average decline of 5.08%.

 

4. T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides mobile communications services in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Market cap at $30.55B, most recent closing price at $38.70.

T-Mobile has outperformed the market by 25.85% over the past year.

Revenue grew by 13.18% on a TTM basis, more than the industry average decline of 8.68%.

 

5. Unilever NV (UN, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Produces and supplies fast-moving consumer goods in food, personal care, and home care categories in Asia, Africa, central and eastern Europe, the Americas, and western Europe. Market cap at $121.25B, most recent closing price at $43.00.

Unilever has outperformed the market by 4.53% over the past year.

Revenue has fallen by 1.30% on a TTM basis, less than the industry average decline of 2.88%.

 

6. Wix.com Ltd. (WIX, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Develops and markets an Internet service that allows users to create Web content. Market cap at $730.38M, most recent closing price at $19.49.

Wix has outperformed the market by 1.72% over the past year.

Revenue has grown by 50.33% on a TTM basis, less than the industry average decline of 34.87%.

 

 

(Annual return data sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Revenue growth data sourced from Fidelity. All other data sourced from FINVIZ.)

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Big firms like IBM are moving into cloud computing enterprise tech. Acquisitions could make things easier.

How do the tech titans of yesteryear stay competitive in 2016? By embracing enterprise technology—sometimes to the tune of billions of dollars. And, as the Wall Street Journal argues, if the market selloff continues, it's quite possible that companies like IBM (IBM), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Cisco (CSCO) will drop serious cash to scoop up the competition as they seek to expand their enterprise tech presence.

Cloud computing, in particular, is a fast-growing area within enterprise tech, which refers to business-to-business (B2B) offerings that address the complex IT and data needs of large organzations rather than individuals. Forrester, a market research firm, predicts that business spending on cloud computing services will reach $191 billion by 2020, more than double the $72 billion seen in 2014.

While demand for cloud computing is on the rise, the shares of these publicly traded companies are a different story. Box (BOX), which went public in January 2015, is trading below its IPO price of $14. The cloud storage company's market cap has plummeted from $2.2 billion pre-IPO to $1.3 billion. For comparison, despite losing roughly $3.4 billion off of its market cap since it began trading in November, Hewlett Packard Enterpise is currently worth $23.7 billion.

The ongoing market volatility is obviously a drag for everyone, but Hewlett Packard Enterprise and its multi-billion dollar peers are better equipped to weather the storm than smaller, younger firms. As a result, many are expected to use this period of lower valuations to pick off some of the competition. 

Box CEO Aaron Levie told the Journal, "Even before this correction, we've already been seeing the large-cap incumbent technology companies buy small fast-growing cloud companies because they need that kind of DNA, they need that kind of growth."

With that in mind, below is a list of application software stocks that offer enterprise cloud computing services. Each of these stocks boasts positive quarter-over-quarter earnings per share (EPS) and sales growth as well as an increase in insider purchases. Insiders are employees who buy stock based on public information—so it's legal—because they believe the company's stock to be undervalued. It's also worth nothing that a significant increase in insider buying is seen as bullish and may indicate that a stock will rise in the near future.

Finally, as Levie pointed out, big tech companies' acquisitions efforts will be directed towards fast-growing firms. So, in addition to the aforementioned details, each stock's expected EPS growth this year, next year and over the next five years is also listed.

Click on the interactive chart to view data over time. 

 

1. NetSol Technologies Inc. (NTWK, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides global IT and enterprise application solutions, including credit and finance portfolio management systems, SAP consulting, custom development, systems integration and technical services. Market cap at $73.29M, most recent closing price at $7.38.

EPS growth quarter over quarter at 80.00%.

Sales growth quarter over quarter at 30.40%.

Insider purchases up by 0.34%.

NetSol's EPS is expected to grow by 58.70% this year, 600% next year and 28% over the next five years. 

 

2. InContact Inc. (SAAS, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides cloud computing contact center services and network connectivity in the United States. Market cap at $536.62M, most recent closing price at $8.99.

EPS growth quarter over quarter at 18.20%.

Sales growth quarter over quarter at 26.90%.

Insider purchases up by 2.02%.

InContact's EPS is expected to grow by 5.30% this year, 20% next year and 15% over the next five years. 

 

3. SciQuest Inc. (SQI, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides an on-demand strategic procurement and supplier enablement solution worldwide. Market cap at $348.81M, most recent closing price at $12.59.

EPS growth quarter over quarter at 150.00%.

Sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.30%.

Insider purchases up by 4.82%.

SciQuest's EPS is expected to grow by 100% this year, 19.42% next year and 15% over the next five years. 

 

4. Upland Software Inc. (UPLD, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides cloud-based enterprise work management software. Market cap at $109.66M, most recent closing price at $7.06.

EPS growth quarter over quarter at 20.00%.

Sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.90%.

Insider purchases up by 25.80%.

Upland's EPS is expected to shrink by 136.70% this year then grow by 32.10% next year and 20% over the next five years. 

 

(Monthly return data sourced from Zacks Investment Research. All other data sourced from FINVIZ.)

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Nearly half of millennials are concerned by their financesMake 2016 the year you take control of your money.

As a generation, millennials are a lot of things: risk-taking, passionate and experience-driven, to name a few. Unfortunately, one thing millennials tend not to be is financially literate. Millennials have the lowest financial literacy of any adult generation in the US, with a PricewaterhouseCoopers report revealing that only 24% have basic financial knowledge

So it should come as no surprise that, according to a Bank of America/USA Today report, 49% of millennials are "anxious" or "overwhelmed" when it comes to their finances. Simply put: if you don't understand what your money is doing or what to do with your money, you can't make smart decisions. 

Here’s how you can change the way you feel about your finances.

Invest in yourself

Experiences matter a great deal to millennials. According to a study jointly conducted by Eventbrite and Harris, 78% of millennials would rather spend money on experiences and events than things. And more millennials are putting their money where their mouths are: 55% revealed that they're "spending more on events and live experiences than ever before."

But what are you doing to make sure your money is going towards the experiences (and things) that matter most to you? Fortune found that millennials spent 91% of their earnings, roughly the same as the 92% national average, in 2014. However, millennials spent 7% more money on apparel than the average American. Spending less on clothes and impulse purchases frees up more cash for living the millennial American Dream: a life defined by experiences rather than possessions.

Last but certainly not least, freelancing is another way to invest in yourself. It allows you to make money off of your skills, knowledge and experiences, and it adds another income stream. The more money you make, the more you can save, the more you can use to pay off debt and the more you can use—responsibly, of course—to treat yourself.

Invest in a virtual portfolio

Technology has made it easier to learn how the stock market works. The stock market can be intimidating. There are a lot of letters, numbers and terms to take in, and if you don’t have a background in finance, it may seem like you’ll never be able to make heads or tails of any of it.

Thankfully, virtual portfolios exist. Kapitall’s practice portfolios have $100,000 in virtual money, and they serve as a hands-on way for novices and experts alike to trade stocks in real-time without incurring any actual losses. By buying and selling stocks freely, users gain a fundamental understanding of the stock market, recognizing what to pay attention to when considering stocks. Once you're comfortable, you'll be ready to try the real thing.

Invest in your retirement

Yes, retirement is decades away. Yes, procrastination may have served you well thus far in life. Nevertheless, the best time to prepare for your retirement is now because the sooner you start, the more money you can have once you finally leave the workforce. Furthermore, the Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees expect the Social Security trust fund to run out of money by 2034, which means that benefits will shrink drastically. 

That's why it's imperative that millennials have their own retirement plans in place. Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are useful retirement planning tools, and they're pretty easy to open. If you're looking for an IRA, you have two options to consider: a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA. In the end, your choice will depend on a number of factors, including IRS eligibility guidelines, time frame and taxes. Our IRA infographic highlights what you need to know before you take your next step.

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As the latest Stock Stars comes to an end, here are the stocks held by the top three tournament leaders.

January is coming to an end, and it's taking Stock Stars along with it. Over the past several weeks, Kapitallists have traded S&P 500 stocks in their virtual portfolios and used boosts in an effort to land the tournament's top spot.

As of 3:00 PM EST, the first-, second- and third-place portfolios have returned 5.17%, 2.70% and 0.98%, respectively, for the day and 24.58%, 8.26% and 5.80% for the month. 

Below is a list of stocks held by these tournament leaders as of 3:00 PM along with each stock's weekly and month-to-date performance.

Click on the interactive chart to view data over time. 

1. Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a diversified software company in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Market cap at $44.41B, most recent closing price at $84.52.

Performance for the week: -3.95%.

Performance for the month: -10.28%.

 

2. Caterpillar Inc. (CAT, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. Market cap at $35.96B, most recent closing price at $61.08.

Performance for the week: 2.33%.

Performance for the month: -9.82%.

 

3. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of natural gas and oil properties in the United States. Market cap at $2.22B, most recent closing price at $3.16.

Performance for the week: -10.99%.

Performance for the month: -22.36%.

 

4. First Solar Inc. (FSLR, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Manufactures and sells solar modules using a thin-film semiconductor technology. Market cap at $6.85B, most recent closing price at $65.88.

Performance for the week: 4.19%.

Performance for the month: -0.78%.

 

5. Alphabet Inc. (GOOG, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Builds technology products and provides services to organize information. Market cap at $508.61B, most recent closing price at $730.96.

Performance for the week: 3.45%.

Performance for the month: -4.14%.

 

6. Nike Inc. (NKE, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Designs, develops, and markets footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products for men, women, and children worldwide. Market cap at $105.69B, most recent closing price at $61.20.

Performance for the week: -1.06%.

Performance for the month: -4.09%.

 

7. Starbucks Corporation (SBUX, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates approximately 16,858 stores, including 8,833 company-operated stores and 8,025 licensed stores. Market cap at $89.66B, most recent closing price at $59.29.

Performance for the week: 0.44%.

Performance for the month: -1.50%.

 

8. Under Armour Inc. (UA, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Designs, develops, markets, and distributes a range of apparel and accessories using synthetic microfiber fabrications in the U. Market cap at $18.28B, most recent closing price at $84.07.

Performance for the week: 21.73%.

Performance for the month: 3.51%.

 

(Monthly return data sourced from Zacks Investment Research. All other data sourced from FINVIZ.)

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Financial literacy is a lot more than balancing a checkbook. It plays an integral role in your financial well-being.

You may have heard the term financial literacy before, but do you know what it actually means? Here's a simple yet thorough definition courtesy of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy: it's "the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being."

If you want to successfully manage your personal finances (and who doesn't), gaining financial literacy is key. And that's more than balancing a checkbook, having decent savings and participating in an employer-sponsored retirement plan. Financial literacy is all about the bigger picture—remember, its aim is to promote a lifetime of financial well-being—so it demands a holistic approach that encompasses every money-related thing in your life.

This may sound like a lot of work, and, depending on your level of financial literacy, there's a good chance it will be. But it's more than worth it! Once you're financially literate, you'll have the tools to make the right financial decisions for your needs while always knowing exactly where your finances stand. 

Understand what you earn

Take a long, hard look at your paycheck. If you're employed, familiarize yourself with any deductions and withheld taxes and see if there are any additional deductions you can add to help you lower the amount you owe the IRS. Also, make it a point to learn more about your employer's benefits: some companies off matching contributions for retirement plans, which is a big boost to any retirement portfolio. If you're self-employed, figure out what expenses you can write off (health insurance premiums, for example) so you can owe Uncle Sam less money come tax time. 

Learn how to save and invest

Anytime you get paid, pay yourself first. Whether it's $10 or 10% of your paycheck, make a commitment to putting money aside in a savings account on a regular basis. Some banks offer automatic savings transfer programs, which, in addition to helping you save, may also waive monthly service fees on your account.

In addition to savings, look into investing. Savings tend to be useful for the short term to, possibly, medium term whereas investing can range from the short term to the long term (retirement). If you're new to investing, start by reading up on individual retirement accounts (IRAs), automated portfolio management services (robo advisors) as well as diversification to get a sense of what your portfolio might look like.

Find out where you stand

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your personal financial situation. Do you know your credit score? Do you know how many delinquent or derogatory items you have on your credit report? If you answered no to either question, pull your credit report immediately (available for free). Good credit is extremely important, and you can't have good credit if you don't know what's impacting your score. It's also important to make sure you haven't been the victim of identity theft or inaccuracies on your report. 

Equifax, Experian and Transunion all offer credit monitors that include your credit score for a monthly fee while some credit card providers offer credit trackers with each account.

Also, don't forget about building your emergency fund. This is money that you can pull from for unexpected expenses without disrupting your finances and incurring more debt. Set a realistic goal for your emergency fund amount and constantly keep track of your progress. 

Watch how you spend

There's no way around it: everyone needs a budget. In order to have a manageable one, take a look at your spending over the last 30 days, at least. and identify where you can easily and realistically cut costs. Excel has a budget spreadsheet template, and apps such as You Need A Budget and Mint can help you set a budget and keep track of your spending with notifications and emails.

Manage your debt

Every credit report has a detailed list of your debts, and, as your report shows, debt plays a big role in determining your creditworthiness. Thankfully, how you treat your debt is important too. There are different approaches to tackling your debt (snowball method, for one), and it really comes down to what's feasible for you in this moment. As long as you make regular, on-time payments—even if you have a lot of debt—you're doing yourself a huge favor, especially if you pay more than the minimum. The more you pay, the less interest you pay over the duration of the loan.

Educate yourself on what goes into debt. Start by finding out the annual percentage rate (APR) on your existing balances and any future debt you may seek out (car loans, credit cards, etc.). APR is how much you're charged on any debt you have, so always try to get the lowest APR possible. Also, if you make sizable payments towards your credit card balance each month, it will be easier for you to negotiate a lower APR with your credit card company.

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Smartwatch and fitness tracker makers are competing for your wrist. But is there space for them in your wallet?

Fitness trackers have dominated the wearable technology market for the past two years, but the Apple (AAPL) Watch's arrival in April 2015 has given smartwatches a serious boost. Apple debuted at second place on market research firm IDC's second-quarter Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, the highest ranking for a smartwatch maker to date. Samsung (OTCMKTS: SSNLF), which released its Gear smartwatch back in 2014, came in fifth.  

The Verge declared last Friday that smartwatches are going mainstream, noting that classic watchmaker Fossil (FOSL) is expanding its connected wearable offerings to 100 products in 2016. Even fitness tracker maker Fitbit (FIT) is embracing the smartwatch trend: at CES 2016, the company previewed its latest wearable, the Blaze fitness watch. At $200, the Blaze is comparable in price to Samsung's Gear 2 watches. It's also $150 cheaper than the least expensive Apple Watch model: the $350 Apple Watch Sport. Higher-end Apple Watch Edition models sell for $17,000 while the standard Apple Watch ranges from $550 to $1100.

Prices aside, it looks like The Verge is right. Smartwatches are growing in popularity and, as a result, are expected to play a big role in the adoption of wearable tech. IDC predicts that 34.3 million smartwatches will be sold around the world this year, up 61% from the 21.3 million expected in 2015. By 2019, the research firm expects to see 88.3 million units shipped worldwide. That doesn't spell the end for fitness trackers, though. Overall, the global wearable tech market is projected to increase 44.4% this year with 111.1 million shipped units—that figure will rise to 214.6 million by 2019.

Below is a list of stocks that are in the wearable tech market, specifically fitness tracker and smartwatch makers. To get a better sense of how some of the market sees the industry, we've included institutional investor ownership data for each stock.

Institutional investors are groups with large amounts of money, such as hedge funds, mutual funds and investment banks, that buy large quantities of stocks. These investors conduct in-depth research and are perceived to be more knowledgable than the average investor, so when they buy or sell shares of companies, people tend to pay attention. Large purchases typically suggest that institutional investors are bullish towards a stock while large sales indicate that they are bearish. 

On the plus side, each of these stocks is cheaper than most smartwatches and fitness trackers. Do you agree with institutional investors on these wearable tech stocks' prospects?

Click on the interactive chart to view data over time. 

1. Apple Inc. (AAPL, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication and media devices, and portable digital music players, as well as sells related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications worldwide. Market cap at $523.40B, most recent closing price at $99.99.

As of September 30, 2015, institutional investors purchased 85.1 million shares and sold 199.6 million shares, for a net purchase of -114.5 million shares. This means institutional ownership declined by 3.43%.

The two biggest holders of Apple shares are The Vanguard Group with 329.3 million shares (5.94% of outstanding shares) and State Street Corporation with 217.2 million shares (3.92% of outstanding shares).

 

2. Fitbit Inc. (FIT, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Manufactures and provides wearable fitness-tracking devices worldwide. Market cap at $3.40B, most recent closing price at $16.77.

As of September 30, 2015, institutional investors purchased 21.5 million shares and sold 10.1 million shares, for a net purchase of 11.5 million shares. This means institutional ownership grew by 45.42%.

The two biggest holders of Fitbit shares are Ameriprise Financial with 9.4 million shares (22.41% of outstanding shares) and Qualcomm Incorporated with 3.2 million shares (7.66% of outstanding shares).

 

3. Fossil Group Inc. (FOSL, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Designs, develops, markets, and distributes fashion accessories worldwide. Market cap at $1.51B, most recent closing price at $31.36.

As of September 30, 2015, institutional investors purchased 8.4 million shares and sold 7.2 million shares, for a net purchase of 1.2 million shares. This means institutional ownership grew by 2.44%.

The two biggest holders of Fossil shares are Vulcan Value Partners with 8.7 million shares (18.02% of outstanding shares) and The Vanguard Group with 3.3 million shares (6.95% of outstanding shares).

 

4. Garmin Ltd. (GRMN, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a holding company and through its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets global positioning system (GPS) enabled products and other navigation, communication, and information products worldwide. Market cap at $6.43B, most recent closing price at $33.84.

As of September 30, 2015, institutional investors purchased 8.9 million shares and sold 14.4 million shares, for a net purchase of -5.5 million shares. This means institutional ownership declined by 7.35%.

The two biggest holders of Garmin shares are The Vanguard Group with 9.4 million shares (4.52% of outstanding shares) and State Street Corporation with 5.5 million shares (2.63% of outstanding shares).

 

5. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. Market cap at $412.97B, most recent closing price at $52.17.

As of September 30, 2015, institutional investors purchased 249 million shares and sold 248.9 million shares, for a net purchase of 55,600 shares shares. This means institutional ownership essentially remained flat.

The two biggest holders of Microsoft shares are The Vanguard Group with 464.6 million shares (5.82% of outstanding shares) and Capital World Investors with 363.6 million shares (4.55% of outstanding shares).

 

6. Sony Corporation (SNE, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. Market cap at $26.69B, most recent closing price at $21.23.

As of September 30, 2015, institutional investors purchased 6.2 million shares and sold 15.3 million shares, for a net purchase of -9.2 million shares. This means institutional ownership declined by 9.03%.

The two biggest holders of Sony shares are Primecap Management Compant with 44.2 million shares (3.51% of outstanding shares) and Gamco Investors with 6.1 million shares (0.48% of outstanding shares).

 

7. Under Armour Inc. (UA, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Designs, develops, markets, and distributes a range of apparel and accessories using synthetic microfiber fabrications around the world. Market cap at $14.98B, most recent closing price at $67.36.

As of September 30, 2015, institutional investors purchased 13.1 million shares and sold 11.6 million shares, for a net purchase of 1.5 million shares. This means institutional ownership grew by 1.11%.

The two biggest holders of Under Armour shares are The Vanguard Group with 15.6 million shares (8.11% of outstanding shares) and Gamco Investors with 13.9 million shares (7.73% of outstanding shares).

 

 

(Monthly return data sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Institutional data sourced from Fidelity. All other data sourced from FINVIZ.)

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