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Morningstar Runs the Numbers

We take a numerical look through this week's Morningstar research. Plus, our most popular articles and videos for the week ended July 20.

Inspired by Harper's Index (with a tip of the hat to FiveThirtyEight's Significant Digits blog), Morningstar Runs the Numbers uses a numbers-based approach to highlight recent Morningstar research, along with some outside news stories.

$65 Billion
Morningstar and PitchBook analysts teamed up to analyze Airbnb ahead of a potential IPO, likely in 2019 or 2020. They believe the firm has built a powerful enough network effect to earn a narrow economic moat and think the business is valued between $53 billion and $65 billion. Dan Wasiolek writes: