Southern First Bancshares Company Profile (NASDAQ:SFST)

About Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)

Southern First Bancshares logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company that owns the capital stock of Southern First Bank (the Bank), a South Carolina state bank, and all of the stock of Greenville First Statutory Trust I and II (the Trusts). The Bank is a commercial bank with approximately nine retail offices located in Greenville, Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina. The Bank is primarily engaged in the business of accepting demand deposits and savings deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the FDIC) and providing commercial, consumer and mortgage loans to the public. In addition to deposit and loan services, the Company offers other bank services, such as Internet banking, cash management services, safe deposit boxes, direct deposit and automatic drafts for various accounts. The Bank offers a range of lending services, including real estate, commercial, and equity-line consumer loans to individuals and small- to medium-sized businesses, and professional firms.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Commercial Banks
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:SFST
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.southernfirst.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $264.41 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 7,314,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $35.58
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $34.87
  • 52 Week Range: $24.53 - $38.55
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.56
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.46
  • P/E Growth: 2.23
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $53.79 million
  • Price / Sales: 4.92
  • Book Value: $19.51 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.85
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 20.68%
  • Return on Equity: 11.39%
  • Return on Assets: 0.95%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.61%
  • Current Ratio: 1.07%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.06%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 15,411 shs.
  • Beta: 0.65
  • Short Ratio: 8.25
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)

What is Southern First Bancshares' stock symbol?

Southern First Bancshares trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SFST."

How were Southern First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July, 25th. The company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $14.92 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.21 million. Southern First Bancshares had a net margin of 20.68% and a return on equity of 11.39%. View Southern First Bancshares' Earnings History.

When will Southern First Bancshares make its next earnings announcement?

Southern First Bancshares is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October, 23rd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Southern First Bancshares.

Where is Southern First Bancshares' stock going? Where will Southern First Bancshares' stock price be in 2017?

2 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Southern First Bancshares' shares. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect Southern First Bancshares' share price to reach $37.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Southern First Bancshares.

Who are some of Southern First Bancshares' key competitors?

Who are Southern First Bancshares' key executives?

Southern First Bancshares' management team includes the folowing people:

  • James B. Orders III, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • F. Justin Strickland, President of the Company and Southern First Bank
  • R. Arthur Seaver Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company and Southern First Bank
  • Michael D. Dowling, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company and Southern First Bank
  • Frederick Gilmer III, Executive Vice President and Senior Lending Officer of Southern First Bank
  • Frederick Gilmer Jr., Director
  • Rudolph G. Johnstone III,, M.D., Director
  • Andrew B. Cajka Jr., Independent Director
  • Mark A. Cothran, Independent Director
  • Leighton M. Cubbage, Independent Director

Who owns Southern First Bancshares stock?

Southern First Bancshares' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Banc Funds Co. LLC (8.51%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (6.40%), Vanguard Group Inc. (2.73%), River Oaks Capital LLC (2.71%), Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. (2.54%) and Castine Capital Management LLC (2.31%). Company insiders that own Southern First Bancshares stock include Anne S Ellefson, F Justin Strickland, Fred Gilmer Jr, Fred Gilmer, Jr, James B Orders III, Leighton M Cubbage, Michael D Dowling and R Arthur Seaver Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Southern First Bancshares.

Who sold Southern First Bancshares stock? Who is selling Southern First Bancshares stock?

Southern First Bancshares' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Alliancebernstein L.P., EAM Investors LLC, ELCO Management Co. LLC, Martingale Asset Management L P and Royal Bank of Canada. Company insiders that have sold Southern First Bancshares stock in the last year include F Justin Strickland, Fred Gilmer Jr, Leighton M Cubbage, Michael D Dowling and R Arthur Seaver Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southern First Bancshares.

Who bought Southern First Bancshares stock? Who is buying Southern First Bancshares stock?

Southern First Bancshares' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Banc Funds Co. LLC, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Stieven Capital Advisors L.P., Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, River Oaks Capital LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Castine Capital Management LLC and Vanguard Group Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Southern First Bancshares stock in the last two years include Anne S Ellefson and James B Orders III. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southern First Bancshares.

How do I buy Southern First Bancshares stock?

Shares of Southern First Bancshares can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Southern First Bancshares' stock price today?

One share of Southern First Bancshares stock can currently be purchased for approximately $36.15.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ SFST)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  68 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  68 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  136
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Southern First Bancshares and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $37.00 (2.35% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/1/2017Sandler O'NeillUpgradeHold -> Buy$35.00 -> $38.00MediumView Rating Details
4/4/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsSet Price TargetHold$36.00HighView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/23/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Earnings by Quarter for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Earnings History by Quarter for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ SFST)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/23/2017$0.53N/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2017Q2 2017$0.48$0.49$14.21 million$14.92 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2016Q4$0.40$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2015Q3$0.38$0.41$12.11 million$11.96 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q2$0.32$0.39$10.64 million$11.21 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2014$0.27$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2014Q3$0.27$0.31$10.05 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2014$0.25$0.26$8.87 million$9.59 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/22/2014$0.26$0.26$8.61 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/4/2014$0.26$0.22$8.58 million$8.64 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.08
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.50
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.48$0.48$0.48
Q2 20171$0.50$0.50$0.50
Q3 20171$0.54$0.54$0.54
Q4 20171$0.56$0.56$0.56
Q1 20181$0.57$0.57$0.57
Q2 20181$0.59$0.59$0.59
Q3 20181$0.65$0.65$0.65
Q4 20181$0.69$0.69$0.69
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 14.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 70.24%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/17/2017Michael D DowlingCFOSell750$36.00$27,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/16/2017Michael D DowlingCFOSell5,850$36.00$210,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2017Michael D DowlingCFOSell3,600$36.00$129,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2017Michael D DowlingCFOSell1,000$36.00$36,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2017Michael D DowlingCFOSell4,500$36.38$163,710.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2017Fred Gilmer JrDirectorSell1,200$36.69$44,028.00View SEC Filing  
7/28/2017Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell27$37.00$999.00View SEC Filing  
3/27/2017Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell965$31.91$30,793.15View SEC Filing  
2/21/2017James B Orders IIIDirectorBuy1,000$33.61$33,610.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2017R Arthur Seaver JrCEOSell24,922$33.01$822,675.22View SEC Filing  
2/13/2017R Arthur Seaver JrCEOSell12,293$33.09$406,775.37View SEC Filing  
12/21/2016Michael D DowlingCFOSell1,000$36.17$36,170.00View SEC Filing  
12/14/2016Fred Gilmer JrDirectorSell3,375$32.54$109,822.50View SEC Filing  
11/23/2016Michael D DowlingCFOSell2,500$31.60$79,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2016F Justin StricklandPresidentSell24,773$30.64$759,044.72View SEC Filing  
8/18/2016Fred Gilmer JrDirectorSell2,000$27.25$54,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Michael D DowlingCFOSell550$26.75$14,712.50View SEC Filing  
8/16/2016Michael D DowlingCFOSell500$26.85$13,425.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016F Justin StricklandPresidentSell1,400$27.00$37,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/27/2016Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell860$24.09$20,717.40View SEC Filing  
5/3/2016Anne S EllefsonDirectorBuy400$25.50$10,200.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2016Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell38$25.49$968.62View SEC Filing  
3/28/2016Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,600$24.74$39,584.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016Michael D DowlingCFOSell2,000$23.00$46,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/28/2016Fred Gilmer, Jr.DirectorSell2,300$22.29$51,267.00View SEC Filing  
12/28/2015Leighton M. CubbageDirectorSell1,545$21.76$33,619.20View SEC Filing  
12/21/2015Michael D DowlingCFOSell1,400$22.00$30,800.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2015Michael D DowlingCFOSell1,000$22.00$22,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2015F Justin StricklandPresidentSell29,948$22.03$659,754.44View SEC Filing  
9/25/2015Leighton M. CubbageDirectorSell1,733$19.38$33,585.54View SEC Filing  
8/13/2015Fred Gilmer JrDirectorSell2,500$21.00$52,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/25/2015Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,915$17.55$33,608.25View SEC Filing  
6/19/2015William B SturgisDirectorBuy1,000$18.00$18,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2015William B SturgisDirectorBuy1,000$17.97$17,970.00View SEC Filing  
4/9/2015Frederick Gilmer IIIEVPSell2,500$17.20$43,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/24/2015Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,905$17.00$32,385.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Frederick Gilmer IIIEVPSell2,500$17.00$42,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2015Frederick Gilmer IIIEVPSell2,500$17.00$42,500.00View SEC Filing  
1/9/2015William B SturgisDirectorBuy1,000$18.00$18,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/24/2014Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,805$16.24$29,313.20View SEC Filing  
9/25/2014Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell2,037$13.98$28,477.26View SEC Filing  
6/24/2014Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell2,109$13.46$28,387.14View SEC Filing  
4/24/2014Andrew B Cajka JrDirectorSell1,000$13.90$13,900.00View SEC Filing  
3/25/2014Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell2,102$13.51$28,398.02View SEC Filing  
12/24/2013Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,471$13.20$19,417.20View SEC Filing  
6/24/2013Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell3,638$10.61$38,599.18View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013William B SturgisDirectorBuy6,000$11.14$66,840.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Anne S EllefsonDirectorBuy1,000$11.10$11,100.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2013F Justin StricklandPresidentBuy2,250$10.85$24,412.50View SEC Filing  
12/24/2012Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,727$9.21$15,905.67View SEC Filing  
8/14/2012F Justin StricklandPresidentBuy2,750$8.59$23,622.50View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Latest Headlines for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoWhen Should You Buy Southern First Bancshares Inc (SFST)?
finance.yahoo.com - September 13 at 9:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) CFO Michael D. Dowling Sells 750 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 18 at 10:34 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) CFO Sells $36,000.00 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 16 at 9:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) CFO Michael D. Dowling Sells 3,600 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 16 at 8:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) CFO Michael D. Dowling Sells 5,850 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 16 at 8:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 14 at 10:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) Downgraded by BidaskClub to Sell
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 12 at 1:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMichael D. Dowling Sells 4,500 Shares of Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 10 at 8:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. :SFST-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 2 at 4:21 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Director Sells 1,200 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 1 at 8:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.01 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 26 at 11:40 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Monday
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 17 at 8:58 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 28 at 7:38 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCentral Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) vs. Southern First Bancshares (SFST) Critical Review
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 18 at 10:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 18 at 7:18 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 14 at 6:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Raised to Buy at ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 3 at 10:56 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Downgraded by ValuEngine to "Hold"
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 3:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares (SFST) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.31
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 1:01 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 5:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Lowered to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 7:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Rating Increased to Buy at Sandler O'Neill
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 12:04 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 6:12 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFY2017 Earnings Estimate for Southern First Bancshares, Inc. Issued By FIG Partners (SFST)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 9:35 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBrokers Set Expectations for Southern First Bancshares, Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (SFST)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 12:58 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Southern First Bancshares announces pricing of public offering of common stock
www.reuters.com - April 27 at 8:11 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 8:11 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. :SFST-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : April 27, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 8:11 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares (SFST) Earning Negative Media Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 3:02 PM
streetinsider.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Commences 700K Share Offering of Common Stock
www.streetinsider.com - April 26 at 9:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Southern First Bancshares, Inc. : April 26, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 4:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Common Stock
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 4:16 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Southern First Bancshares Q1 earnings per share $0.46
www.reuters.com - April 26 at 9:25 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares (SFST) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of -0.20
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 11:29 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoKeefe, Bruyette & Woods Reiterates "$36.00" Price Target for Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 5 at 3:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 8:11 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 29 at 10:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Director Sells $30,793.15 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 11:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC Financials
finance.yahoo.com - March 9 at 7:45 PM
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www.usatoday.com - January 28 at 7:53 PM
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abcnews.go.com - January 28 at 7:53 PM
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www.nytimes.com - January 28 at 7:53 PM
bizjournals.com logoSouthern First CEO: New Raleigh branch already exceeding expectations
www.bizjournals.com - January 27 at 3:06 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSouthern First Bancshares downgraded by Keefe Bruyette
finance.yahoo.com - November 29 at 3:19 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo5 Stocks to Buy as Rate Hike Prospects Rise
finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 12:01 PM
streetinsider.com logoForm 8-K SOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARE For: Aug 22
www.streetinsider.com - August 22 at 11:56 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoIs Southern First Bancshares an Incredible Momentum Stock? 3 Reasons Why SFST Will Be Tough to Beat
finance.yahoo.com - July 12 at 9:00 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoSOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits
biz.yahoo.com - June 27 at 12:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSouthern First Bancshares (SFST) Is in Oversold Territory: What's Next?
finance.yahoo.com - June 21 at 9:53 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoSOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers
biz.yahoo.com - March 17 at 9:55 AM

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