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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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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

XLF Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Stanley Druckenmiller 544,700 sh (New)
George Soros 200,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 4,169,633 sh (+263.87%)
Jim Simons 1,540,900 sh (+101.24%)
Ken Fisher 371,815 sh (+73.73%)
Mario Gabelli 45,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 4,100,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 833,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 2,950,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,777,000 sh (-52.56%)
Steven Cohen 41,600 sh (-60.19%)
John Keeley 33,800 sh (-77.7%)
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Q3 2013

XLF Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Leon Cooperman 75,000 sh (New)
John Keeley 105,400 sh (+211.83%)
Ken Fisher 718,237 sh (+93.17%)
Paul Singer 1,963,500 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 750,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 29,000 sh (-35.56%)
Jim Simons 792,700 sh (-48.56%)
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Q4 2013

XLF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 1,636,800 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 699,000 sh (New)
George Soros 600,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 725,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 240,303 sh (New)
David Dreman 7,200 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 855,452 sh (+19.1%)
John Keeley 116,085 sh (+10.14%)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,500,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 29,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 1,760,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 347,000 sh (-56.23%)
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Q1 2014

XLF Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Buckingham 63,147 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 1,116,242 sh (New)
Jim Simons 769,800 sh (+121.84%)
John Keeley 124,085 sh (+6.89%)
Ken Fisher 897,308 sh (+4.89%)
David Dreman 7,200 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,750,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 29,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 2,045,000 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller 447,600 sh (-35.97%)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (-58.62%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with XLF

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.11%$19.57 - $21.8 $ 22.9710%600000
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$19.57 - $21.8 $ 22.9710%7200
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Add 211.83%0.03%$19.44 - $20.87 $ 22.9714%105400
Leon Cooperman 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$19.44 - $20.87 $ 22.9714%75000
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Reduce -35.56%$19.44 - $20.87 $ 22.9714%29000
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Reduce -77.7%0.04%$17.83 - $20.17 $ 22.9720%33800
George Soros 2013-06-30 New Buy0.04%$17.83 - $20.17 $ 22.9720%200000
John Keeley 2013-03-31 New Buy0.05%$16.39 - $18.45 $ 22.9730%151600
David Dreman 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$15.15 - $16.7 $ 22.9744%0
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Reduce -20.78%0.01%$13.45 - $15.85 $ 22.9757%82758
David Dreman 2012-03-31 Reduce -64.2%0.06%$13.3 - $15.98 $ 22.9767%104460
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$13.3 - $15.98 $ 22.9767%0
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Add 1236.43%0.08%$11.28 - $14.05 $ 22.9780%291810
John Keeley 2011-12-31 New Buy0.02%$11.28 - $14.05 $ 22.9780%54000
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0003%$11.28 - $14.05 $ 22.9780%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy$11.56 - $15.66 $ 22.9770%1400
Wilbur Ross 2011-06-30 Sold Out $14.73 - $16.69 $ 22.9746%0
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Ratios

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EV-to-EBIT 10.40
XLF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XLF: 10.40 )
XLF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 10.4

PEG 1.20
XLF's PEG is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XLF: 1.20 )
XLF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.2
Current: 1.2

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1.2

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.60
XLF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XLF: 1.60 )
XLF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 1.6

Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.60
XLF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XLF: 1.60 )
XLF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 1.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.60
XLF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. XLF: 0.60 )
XLF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0.6

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