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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

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GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

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» AM's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2012

AM Guru Trades in Q4 2012

Paul Tudor Jones 16,300 sh (+13.99%)
Steven Romick -419,800 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 190,500 sh (-13.61%)
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Q1 2013

AM Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jeremy Grantham 142,979 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 47,298 sh (New)
Jim Simons 88,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,200 sh (+79.14%)
Chuck Royce 190,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick -419,800 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

AM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 488,147 sh (+450.96%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 25,400 sh (-13.01%)
Chuck Royce 114,800 sh (-39.74%)
Steven Romick -233,000 sh (-44.5%)
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Q3 2013

AM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Romick 0 sh (+9999%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AM

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$12.66 - $17.01 $ 18.9934%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.01%$13.79 - $16.35 $ 18.9929%11293
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.07%$12.5 - $16.43 $ 18.9938%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 86.79%0.03%$12.51 - $17.83 $ 18.9917%48118
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -28.08%0.07%$22.5 - $24.6 $ 18.99-20%25923
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