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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.

Financial Strength

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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Q4 2014

XLU Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 82,000 sh (+127.78%)
John Burbank 130,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 1,900,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 27,900 sh (-16.22%)
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Q1 2015

XLU Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 555,000 sh (New)
John Buckingham 99,580 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 62,479 sh (New)
John Burbank 45,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 300,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 300,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 730,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 19,900 sh (-28.67%)
Louis Moore Bacon 32,000 sh (-60.98%)
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Q2 2015

XLU Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Caxton Associates 71,500 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 300,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 300,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Buckingham 91,046 sh (-8.57%)
Jim Simons 7,300 sh (-63.32%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,479 sh (-80.03%)
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Q3 2015

XLU Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Steven Cohen 1,150,000 sh (New)
Jim Chanos 137,397 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 473,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 40,100 sh (+449.32%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,479 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Buckingham 72,564 sh (-20.30%)
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