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STOCKS IN THE NEWS / WEEK OF APRIL 3 - 9

DIVIDENDS
Increased Dividends
Quarterly unless noted otherwise
Amer Greetings .....08 from .06
Assurant Inc .....08 from .07
ConocoPhillips .....62 from .50
Humphrey Hospitality .....06 from .05
Mercantile Bank Corp .....11 from .10
Pacific Cap Bncp .....20 from .18
Pointe Fncl .....18 from .09
Rockwell Automation .....225 from .165
TJX Cos .....06 from .045
Union Bkshs Cp Va. .....37S from .35S
UTi Worldwide Inc .....15A from .11A
WD-40 Co .....22 from .20
Whole Foods Mkt .....25 from .19
Extra or Special Dividends
Arrhythmia Res Tech.... .06
BKF Capital Grp.... .925
Syms Corp.... 1.00
Declared Stock Dividends
IBAC Corp.... 15pc
Valley Natl Bncp.... 5pc
Declared Stock Splits
ConocoPhillips ....2 for 1
Constellation Brands ....2 for 1
Gerdau S.A. ....3 for 2
Intl Bancshares Corp ....5 for 4
KB Home ....2 for 1
Terremark Worldwide ....1 for 10 rev
Stock Splits This Week
Coach Inc.... 2-1
Comtech Telecommunications Corp.... 3-2
Forward Air Corp.... 3-2
Moog Inc A and B.... 3-2
Patient Safety Technologies Inc.... 3-1
Orckit Communications Ltd.... 3-1
Temple-Inland Inc.... 2-1
WebFinancial Corp.... 1-4 rev
Weyco Group.... 2-1
Zapata Corp.... 8-1
EARNINGS
Annual Earnings Higher
Bed Bath & Beynd ....1.65 vs 1.31
Layne Christensen .....75 vs .21
O'Charleys Inc ....1.03 vs .96
NRG Energy ....1.85 vs nil
Nac Tele Venz ....1.44 vs .17
Research InMotion ....1.09 vs .31
Steelcase Inc .....09 vs loss
Valhi Inc ....2.59 vs .33
Annual Earnings Lower
Amer Greetings ....1.25 vs 1.40
CarMax Inc ....1.07 vs 1.10
Christopher & Bnks .....73 vs 1.01
Jos A. Bank Clth ....1.72 vs 1.77
Sea Conainers.... loss vs 5.25
ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS
Minimum value $100 million
Chevron-Texaco Corp -
Unocal Corp ($16.4B)
Computer Associates Intl -
Concord Communications ($330M)
John H. Harland Co -
Liberty Enterprises ($160M)
Kadant Inc - Johnson Corp ($102M)
Petrohawk Energy Corp -
Mission Resources Corp ($350M)
Rexnord Corp - Falk Corp
(from Utd Technologies) ($295M)
Zodiac (France) - C&D Aerospace ($600M)
NEW LISTINGS
NYSE Stocks and Derivatives
Felcor Lodging Trust Inc 8pc dep pf C
First Republic Bank 6.25pc dep pf B
Headwater Inc
USB Capital VI 5.75pc TRUPS
Amex Stocks and Derivatives
Mountain Province Diamonds Inc
VitaCube Systems Holdings Inc
Nasdaq
Benjamin Franklin Bancorp Inc
Brooklyn Federal Bancorp Inc
First Federal of
Northern Michigan Bancorp Inc
FreightCar America Inc
REMOVED FROM TRADING
NYSE Stocks and Derivatives
Cornerstone Realty Income Trust Inc
Embratel Participacoes SA rights
Grupo Imsa SA de CV ADS
Key Energy Services Inc
Masonite Intl Corp
Amex Stocks and Derivatives
Earl Scheib Inc
Merrill Lynch 8% STRIDES
for Applied Materials
Morgan Stanley 10% SPARQS
exch for Tellabs
Nasdaq
Headwater Inc
Horizon Offshore Inc
IMPAC Medical Systems
Intier Automotive Inc
Merrill Lynch 8pc STRIDES for Comcast
Meta Group Inc
Nortem N.V.
Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd
Vastera Inc
CORPORATE NAME CHANGES
Franklin Capital Corp to
Patient Safety Technologies Inc
Genetronics Biomedical Corp to
Inovio Biomedical Corp
Selas Corp of America Inc to IntriCon Corp

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