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Hi Mike, and thanks.
So you're saying the two terms are synonyms. That's what I thought until I attempted to replicate the analyst's math. I couldn't make my math match his, so I assumed I must be misunderstanding what he wrote.

Here's a quote:
"The company's shares have climbed nearly 8 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has fallen roughly 2 percent in the last 12 months."

That means the price of a share of stock in Lexington Realty is 2% lower than it was 12 months ago, but 8% higher than it was on Jan 1. Right?

I would agree that the price is up ~ 8% since Jan 1. But when I looked at the historical chart, I don't see a 2% drop from a year ago.

That's what confused me. I was trying to make the terminology more complicated than it really is because I couldn't make the analyst's math work. Thanks for helping me sort that out.
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