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Stocks in the news/ Week of May 6-12

>INCREASED DIVIDENDS

Quarterly unless noted otherwise

Am Rlty Cap Prop .....07375M from .0733M

Assurant Inc .....21 from .18

Auburn Natl Bncp .....205 from .20

Black Box Corp .....08 from .07

Chatham Lodging Tr .....20 from .175

Costco Wholesale .....275 from .24

Curtiss-Wright .....09 from .08

Ellington Financial .....70 from .40

FactSet Research .....31 from .27

Franco Nevada .....05M from .04M

Group 1 Automotive .....15 from .14

HNI Corp .....24 from .23

Hercules Tech Gro Cap .....24 from .23

Intel Corp .....225 from .21

LyondellBasell .....40 from .25

Mine Safety Appl .....28 from .26

NV Energy .....17 from .13

Natl Bankshares .....53S from .52S

New Mountain Fin .....34 from .32

Newell Rubbermaid .....10 from .08

Quaker Chem .....245 from .24

Reliv Intl .....02S from .01S

Salient MLP & Energy .....43 from .42

Sea Cube Container .....28 from .26

Service Corp Intl .....06 from .05

Terrano Realty .....12 from .10

Territorial Bancorp .....11 from .10

Textainer Group .....40 from .37

Tortoise Engy Cap .....4125 from .41

Tortoise Engy Infra .....56 from .5575

Tortoise No Am Engy .....3875 from .385

g- Canadian funds

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EXTRA OR SPECIAL DIVIDENDS

Evolving Systems $1.70

New Mountain Finance .23

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INITIATED CASH DIVIDENDS

Allison Transmission .06Q

CNO Financial .02Q

Convergys Corp .05Q

Whiting USA Trust II .9545

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RESUMED DIVIDEND

Corrections Corp Amer .20Q

Natures Sunshine .05Q

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REDUCED DIVIDENDS

Cash Store Fin g .....06 from .12

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STOCK SPLITS LAST WEEK

Valhi Inc ....3 for 1

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ANNUAL EARNINGS HIGHER

GAAP fully diluted from 10K

AZZ Inc ....3.21 vs 2.77

Emmis Commun ....2.08 vs (.67)

Material Sciences ....2.49 vs .93

Rexnord corp .....42 vs (.77)

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ANNUAL EARNINGS LOWER

(Losses)

BMC Software ....2.32 vs 2.50

Park Electrochem ....1.13 vs 1.58

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CALLED FOR REDEMPTION

Allied Waste 6.875pc notes due 6-1-2017 June 1

Zions Bncp dep pfE June 15

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ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS

Minimum value $100 million

Bed Bath & Beyond - Cost Plus ($495M)

Hilltop Holdings - PlainsCapital ($537M)

Marathon Oil - Paloma Partners II LLC ($750M)

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NEW STOCK LISTINGS

NYSE

Tahoe Resources Inc

WageWorks Inc (IPO)

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (IPO)

Zions Bancorp pfF

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NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Audience Inc (IPO)

Edwards Group Ltd (IPO)

Fiesta Restaurant Group

Ignite Restaurant Group (IPO)

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STOCKS REMOVED FROM TRADING

NYSE

None

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NYSE Amex

China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc

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NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Biodel Inc (to Capital Mkt)

Convio Inc

Great Wolf Resorts Inc

O'Charley's Inc

Qiao Xing Universal Resources Inc

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CORPORATE NAME CHANGES

NYSE Amex to NYSE MKT

Openwave Systems Inc to Unwired Planet Inc