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What Our Stock Ratings Mean:

A (Excellent) - The company’s stock has an excellent track record for providing strong performance with minimal risk, and it is trading at a price that represents good value relative to the company’s earnings prospects. While past performance is just an indication – not a guarantee – we believe this stock is among the most likely to deliver superior performance relative to risk in the future. Although even the best stocks can decline in a down market, Wall Street analysts interpret our “A” rating as a Buy.

B (Good) - The company’s stock has a good track record for delivering a balance of performance and risk. While the risk-adjusted performance of any stock is subject to change, we believe that this stock is a good value, with good prospects for outperforming the market. Although even good investments can decline in a down market, Wall Street analysts interpret our “B” rating as a Buy.

C (Fair) - In the trade-off between performance and risk, the prospects for the company’s stock are about average based on its track record and current valuation. Thus, we feel it is neither a significantly better nor a significantly worse investment than most other common stocks. Wall Street interprets this rating as a Hold.

D (Weak) - The company’s stock is an underperformer relative to other common stocks with a similar amount of risk. While the risk-adjusted performance of any common stock is subject to change, we believe that this stock represents a poor investment based on its current valuation and the company’s current financial position. Even weak stocks can rise in an up market. However, Wall Street interprets our “D” rating as a Sell.

E (Very Weak) - The prospects for the company’s stock are not good, with significant downside risks outweighing any upside potential. This opinion is based on the company’s current financial condition in combination with the stock’s historical risk-adjusted performance and current valuation. While the risk-adjusted performance of any stock is subject to change, we believe this stock is a poor investment risk. Even some of the weakest stocks can rise in certain market conditions. However, Wall Street interprets our “E” rating as a Sell.

F (Bankrupt) - Our “F” rating means that the company issuing this stock is currently in bankruptcy proceedings, and that it remains under active coverage. The decision to retain bankrupt companies' stocks under active coverage is based on factors such as data availability and quality, and is made on a discretionary basis. Typically, shareholders in a bankrupt company lose their entire investment when the company emerges from Chapter 11 reorganization or liquidates under Chapter 7. Therefore, we feel this stock has substantial downside risk for investors and very little, if any, upside potential.

+ (Plus Sign) - An indication that the stock is at the upper end of the letter grade rating.

- (Minus Sign) - An indication that the stock is at the lower end of the letter grade rating.

U (Unrated) - The stock is unrated for one or more of the following reasons: 1) It is too new to make a reliable assessment of its risk-adjusted performance. (Typically, a stock must have traded for at least one year before it is eligible to receive a TheStreet Investment Rating.); 2) Quarterly reports filed with the SEC were either late or missing critical items that TheStreet.com Ratings deems necessary for a thorough analysis; 3) Data anomalies exist that call into question either the accuracy or completeness of the information presently available to TheStreet Ratings.

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