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Last rating update for SPG was made by a ValueForum member on May. 17 2018, 12:21 PM ET. Factoring this and past ratings, on average SPG is rated 3.50 on a scale of Strong Buy (1.00) to Strong Sell (5.00) by 2 different member(s) of Full rating pages available to members only (click here) contain additional rating information including commentary by the 2 member(s) who entered the ratings. These ratings are posted by site users; this content is not intended to be investment advice, nor does it represent the opinion of, counsel from, or recommendations by

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