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What: Shares of global real estate manager Jones Lang LaSalle
So what: When you're one of the two largest players in your market and your chief competitor announces solid numbers, that could be good news for you as well -- emphasis on "could."
Today, fellow real estate services giant CBRE Group
Now what: Don't get me wrong, there's hope to be gained from CBRE's earnings release. However, Jones Lang LaSalle investors may want to hold their celebration until next week when we see how the bottom line actually shook out rather than speculating on whether it was able to match its rival.
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