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4. M&T Bank Corporation ( MTB): Operates as the holding company for M&T Bank and M&T Bank, National Association that provide commercial and retail banking services to individuals, corporations and other businesses, and institutions. Market cap at $12.95B. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 7.1M shares, which represents about 6.07% of the company’s float of 116.97M shares. TTM gross margin at 86.91% vs. industry average at 72.86%. TTM operating margin at 47.88% vs. industry average at 42.28%. TTM pretax margin at 28.95% vs. industry average at 23.3%.


5. National Retail Properties, Inc. ( NNN): A publicly owned equity real estate investment trust. The firm acquires, owns, manages, and develops retail properties in the United States. Market cap at $3.43B. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 6.9M shares, which represents about 6.37% of the company’s float of 108.36M shares. TTM gross margin at 55.75% vs. industry average at 42.31%. TTM operating margin at 55.75% vs. industry average at 40.01%. TTM pretax margin at 32.9% vs. industry average at 24.13%.


6. Polypore International Inc. ( PPO): Develops, manufactures, and markets microporous membranes used in separation and filtration processes. Market cap at $2.1B. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 2.3M shares, which represents about 5.37% of the company’s float of 42.85M shares. TTM gross margin at 45.83% vs. industry average at 34.95%. TTM operating margin at 20.47% vs. industry average at 10.65%. TTM pretax margin at 15.72% vs. industry average at 8.26%.


7. RPX Corporation ( RPXC): Provides patent risk management solutions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Market cap at $471.38M. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 2.0M shares, which represents about 7.79% of the company’s float of 25.66M shares. TTM gross margin at 70.69% vs. industry average at 47.72%. TTM operating margin at 28.26% vs. industry average at 16.72%. TTM pretax margin at 28.36% vs. industry average at 14.24%.


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