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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 2016

LQD Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Eric Mindich 33,600 sh (New)
John Buckingham 19,537 sh (New)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 4,119 sh (+74.16%)
Ray Dalio 897,555 sh (+6.33%)
Ken Fisher 13,927,259 sh (+5.71%)
Dodge & Cox Sold Out
NWQ Managers 4,738 sh (-5.39%)
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Q3 2016

LQD Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jeremy Grantham 82,750 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 72,450 sh (+115.63%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 5,083 sh (+23.40%)
NWQ Managers 5,091 sh (+7.45%)
Ken Fisher 14,344,697 sh (+3.00%)
Ray Dalio 919,855 sh (+2.48%)
John Buckingham 19,650 sh (+0.58%)
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Q4 2016

LQD Guru Trades in Q4 2016

John Buckingham 23,801 sh (+21.12%)
Ray Dalio 979,155 sh (+6.45%)
Ken Fisher 14,554,812 sh (+1.46%)
Jeremy Grantham 82,750 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Keeley Asset Management Corp 4,952 sh (-2.58%)
NWQ Managers 4,832 sh (-5.09%)
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Q1 2017

LQD Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jeremy Grantham 749,650 sh (+805.92%)
Ken Fisher 19,719,973 sh (+35.49%)
John Buckingham 26,492 sh (+11.31%)
Ray Dalio 991,655 sh (+1.28%)
NWQ Managers 4,576 sh (-5.30%)
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Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 3.21
LQD's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. LQD: 3.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
LQD' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 3.24
Current: 3.21
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3.24
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.21
LQD's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. LQD: 3.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
LQD' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 3.24
Current: 3.21