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Raymond James & Associates (U.S.) definitions

Strong Buy (SB1): Expected to appreciate, produce a total return of at least 15%, and outperform the S&P 500 over the next six to 12 months. For higher yielding and more conservative equities, such as REITs and certain MLPs, a total return of at least 15% is expected to be realized over the next 12 months.

Outperform (MO2): Expected to appreciate and outperform the S&P 500 over the next 12 to 18 months. For higher yielding and more conservative equities, such as REITs and certain MLPs, an Outperform rating is used for securities where we are comfortable with the relative safety of the dividend and expect a total return modestly exceeding the dividend yield over the next 12 to 18 months.

Market Perform (MP3): Expected to perform generally in line with the S&P 500 over the next 12 months and could potentially be used as a source of funds for more highly rated securities.

Underperform (MU4): Expected to underperform the S&P 500 or its sector over the next six to 12 months and should be sold.

Suspended (S): The rating and price target have been suspended temporarily. This action may be due to market events that made coverage impracticable, or to comply with applicable regulations or firm policies in certain circumstances, including when Raymond James may be providing investment banking services to the company. The previous rating and price target are no longer in effect for this security and should not be relied upon.

Raymond James Ltd. (Canada) definitions

Strong Buy (SB1): The stock is expected to appreciate and produce a total return of at least 15% and outperform the S&P/TSX Composite Index over the next six to 12 months.

Outperform (MO2): The stock is expected to appreciate and outperform the S&P/TSX Composite Index over the next 12 to 18 months.

Market Perform (MP3): The stock is expected to perform generally in line with the S&P/TSX Composite Index over the next 12 months and is potentially a source of funds for more highly rated securities.

Underperform (MU4): The stock is expected to underperform the S&P/TSX Composite Index or its sector over the next six to 12 months and should be sold.

In transacting in any security, investors should be aware that other securities in the Raymond James research coverage universe might carry a higher or lower rating. Investors should feel free to contact their Financial Advisor to discuss the merits of other available investments.

Suitability Ratings (SR) and Equity Research Definitions

The following Suitability Ratings and Equity Research Definitions provide an assessment of potential risk factors for investors.

Moderate Risk / Provide Income (M/INC): Larger capitalization, lower volatility (beta) equities of companies with sound financials, consistent earnings, and dividend yields meaningfully above that of the S&P 500. Many securities in this category are structured with a focus on providing a consistent dividend or return of capital.

Moderate Risk / Wealth Accumulation (M/ACC): Larger capitalization equities of companies with sound financials, consistent earnings growth, the potential for long-term price appreciation, and often a dividend yield.

Moderately Aggressive Risk / Provide Income (MA/INC): Generally equities of companies that are structured with a focus on providing a dividend meaningfully above that of the S&P 500. These companies typically feature sound financials, positive earnings, and the potential for long-term price appreciation.

Moderately Aggressive Risk / Wealth Accumulation (MA/ACC): Generally equities of companies in fast growing and competitive industries, with less predictable earnings (or losses), potentially more leveraged balance sheets, rapidly changing market dynamics, and potential risk of principal.

Aggressive Risk / Provide Income (A/INC): Generally equities of companies that are structured with a focus on providing a meaningful dividend but may face less predictable earnings (or losses), more leveraged balance sheets, rapidly changing market dynamics, financial and competitive issues, higher price volatility (beta), and meaningful risk of loss of principal. Securities of companies in this category may have a more volatile income stream from dividends or distributions of capital.

Aggressive Risk / Wealth Accumulation (A/ACC): Generally equities of companies with a short or unprofitable operating history, limited or less predictable revenues, high risk associated with success, high volatility (beta), potential significant financial or legal issues, and the meaningful risk of loss of principal.


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