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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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Q2 2014

XLU Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Buckingham 62,135 sh (+88.91%)
Jim Simons 27,600 sh (-42.02%)
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Q3 2014

XLU Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 33,300 sh (+20.65%)
Louis Moore Bacon 36,000 sh (-71.88%)
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XLU Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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John Burbank 130,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
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XLU Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 555,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 62,479 sh (New)
John Buckingham 99,580 sh (New)
John Burbank 45,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 300,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 300,000 sh (unchged)
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