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Ratings Definitions:  We assign one of the following ratings to our stocks under coverage. GHRA’s ratings are based on our analyst’s expected total shareholder return (TSR) for the stock over the subsequent 12 to 18 months, relative to the relevant broad market benchmark’s TSR, on a risk-adjusted basis. TSR equals the percentage change in price from current price to projected target price plus projected dividend yield.

Buy:  We expect the stock’s TSR to Outperform the relevant broad market benchmarks by greater than 10%.

Accumulate:  We expect the stock’s TSR to Outperform the relevant broad market benchmarks by an amount less than or equal to 10%.

Hold:  We expect the stock’s TSR to perform in line with the relevant broad market benchmarks.

Reduce:  We expect the stock’s TSR to Underperform the relevant broad market benchmarks by an amount less than or equal to 10%.

Underperform:  We expect the stock’s TSR to Underperform the relevant broad market benchmarks by greater than 10%.

Monitored:  We monitor and may comment on the company. We have no published rating, target, estimates and/or expected return, or the rating, estimates and/or target have been removed.

For the Broadlines and Hardlines Retail sector, the relevant broad market benchmarks return is expected to be 5%, implying an absolute return of greater than 15% for a buy, 5% to 15% for an accumulate, greater than -5% and less than 5% for a Hold, -5% to -15% for a Reduce, and less than -15% for a Underperform.

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