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What would be your intuitive response if you were presented with a share that traded on the following rating: a PE ratio of 13 times forecast earnings for 2016 and a dividend yield of 5.2 per cent from a payout that was covered almost 1.6 times by earnings? And what if the company behind the shares produced a profit margin of 21 per cent on its sales and a return on equity of 14 per cent while its net debt was just 32 per cent of its shareholders' funds?

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