The stock has risen over the past year, reflecting the earnings growth and other positive factors similar to those cited above. It goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market, but we do not currently see any significant weaknesses that are likely to have a significant impact on the company's future results. Under most market conditions, this stock should still have good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.

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