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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

Q3 2013

GLD Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Signature Select Canadian Fund 158,600 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,787,089 sh (+13.01%)
John Burbank 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Arnold Schneider 1,750 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 350,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 3,690 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 10,234,852 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 1,722 sh (-20.28%)
Ken Fisher 2,375 sh (-28.59%)
John Burbank 12,500 sh (-33.86%)
John Hussman 5,000 sh (-87.5%)
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Q4 2013

GLD Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 1,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 8,000 sh (New)
John Hussman 15,000 sh (+200%)
Ken Fisher 3,892 sh (+63.87%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,152,667 sh (+13.12%)
John Burbank 1,480,000 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 10,234,852 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 3,690 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 4,332 sh (-65.34%)
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Q1 2014

GLD Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Burbank 65,845 sh (+1419.97%)
Steven Cohen 64,500 sh (+706.25%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,489,204 sh (+10.67%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,800 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 10,234,852 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 3,690 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 500,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 2,463 sh (-36.72%)
John Hussman 2,000 sh (-86.67%)
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Q2 2014

GLD Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 3,220 sh (+30.73%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,668,913 sh (+5.15%)
Steven Cohen 92,800 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 3,690 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 2,000 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 10,234,852 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 41,067 sh (-37.63%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GLD

(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
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Reduce -37.63%0.08%$119.7 - $127.85 $ 116.93-6%41067
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Add 1419.97%0.21%$115.39 - $133.1 $ 116.93-6%65845
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Add 10.67%0.11%$115.39 - $133.1 $ 116.93-6%3489204
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Reduce -86.67%0.1%$115.39 - $133.1 $ 116.93-6%2000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 13.12%0.12%$114.82 - $130.56 $ 116.93-5%3152667
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Add 200%0.08%$114.82 - $130.56 $ 116.93-5%15000
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Reduce -65.34%0.03%$114.82 - $130.56 $ 116.93-5%4332
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 New Buy$114.82 - $130.56 $ 116.93-5%1800
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -87.5%0.19%$118.09 - $136.75 $ 116.93-9%5000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Add 13.01%0.12%$118.09 - $136.75 $ 116.93-9%2787089
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Reduce -33.86%0.03%$118.09 - $136.75 $ 116.93-9%12500
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Ratios

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EV-to-EBIT 62.50
GLD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. GLD: 62.50 )
GLD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 62.5

PEG 1.10
GLD's PEG is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. GLD: 1.10 )
GLD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.2
Current: 1.1

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1.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.20
GLD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. GLD: 3.20 )
GLD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 3.2

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