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Subject:  Re: Understandiing Book Value Per Share Date:  8/3/2011  3:01 AM
Author:  JaredCarr Number:  2162 of 2229

I see now. The shares outstanding that I had originally used was merely a snapshot of the number of shares at the end of the period. The weighted average shares outstanding gives me the average number of shares during the period. I guess I should use the latter to calculate my EPS (good thing too, because the data gives me the weighted