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Stocks in the news / Week of Dec. 20

INCREASED DIVIDENDS

Quarterly unless noted otherwise

ABM Inds .....14 from .135

AT&T Inc .....43 from .42

Andersons ....Inc .11 from .09

Franklin Rescs.... .25 from .22

KayneAnderson MLP Inv.... .485 from .48

NB&T Financial.... .30 from .29

NGP Cap Res.... .18 from .17

Norwood Fincl.... .29 from .28

Washington Fedl.... .06 from .05

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EXTRA OR SPECIAL DIVIDENDS

Colony Financial.... .05

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INITIATED CASH DIVIDENDS

CoreSite Rlty.... .13

Einstein Noah.... .125

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OMITTED OR SUSPENDED

DIVIDENDS

First South Bancorp

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REDUCED DIVIDENDS

Anworth Mtg.... .22 from .23

Pacific Office PT.... .011 from .05

Suffolk Bancorp.... .15 from .22

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DECLARED STOCK DIVIDEND

1st Constitution Bncp.... 5pc

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ANNOUNCED SPIN-OFF

Diana Shipping - 0.0325 of a share of Diana Containerships

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DECLARED STOCK SPLITS

Telefonica SA 3 for 1 split

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STOCK SPLITS THIS WEEK

Ametek Inc 3 for 2

China Architectural Engineering 1-4 rev

Crosshair Exploration 1-4 reverse

UniTek Global Services 1-2 reverse

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ANNUAL EARNINGS HIGHER

Agilent Tech.... 1.94 vs (.09)

CSP Inc.... .25 vs (1.05)

Eaton Vance.... 1.40 vs 1.07

Esterline Tech.... 4.66 vs 4.00

Fidelity Bancorp.... .09 vs (.66)

Gencor Inds.... .31 vs (.27)

Greif Inc A.... 3.58 vs .91

Greif Inc B.... 5.40 vs 2.86

Heico Corp.... 1.62 vs 1.32

Hormel Foods.... 2.92 vs 2.53

Joy Global.... 4.40 vs 4.41

Magyar Bancorp.... .68 vs (1.06)

Piedmont Nat Gas.... 1.96 vs 1.67

Prudential Bcp PA.... .32 vs (.08)

Quanex Bldg Pdts.... .61 vs (3.67)

Technical Commun.... 4.33 vs (.58)

Toro Co.... 2.79 vs 1.73

Valspar Corp.... 2.20 vs 1.49

Verifone Sys.... 1.13 vs (1.86)

Williams Controls.... .19 vs (.27)

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ANNUAL EARNINGS LOWER

Navistar Intl.... 3.05 vs 4.46

Span Amer Medical.... 1.59 vs 1.68

Subaye Inc.... (2.61) vs 5.32

Vicon Inds.... (.28) vs .43

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CALLED FOR REDEMPTION

Boston Scientific 6pc notes due 6-15-2011 Dec. 31

Constellation Energy 7pc notes due 4-1-2012 Jan. 14

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ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS

Minimum value $100 million

Dover Corp - Sound Solutions ($855M)

eBay - brands4friends ($200M)

Hancock Holding Co - Whitney Holding Corp ($1.5B)

Jacobs Engineering Group - process and construction unit of Aker Solutions (Norway) ($675M)

RLI Corp - Data and Staff Service Co ($137M)

Raytheon - Applied Signal Tech ($490M)

Rovi Corp - Sonic Solutions ($720M)

Toronto-Dominion Bank - Chrysler Financial ($6.3B)

Vigor Industrial LLC - Todd Shipyards ($130M)

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Proposed

Royal DSM - Martek Bioscience $31.50 per share or $1.09B

Acquired by Private Equity

Jo-Ann Stores $61 per share or $1.6B

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NEW STOCK LISTINGS

NYSE

Accuride Corp

Cogdell Spencer pfA

QR Energy Inc

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NYSE AMEX Equities

Avalon Rare Metals Inc

InfuSystem Holdings Inc

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NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Hasbro Inc

SGOCO Group Ltd

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REMOVED FROM TRADING

NYSE

American Oil & Gas

Flagstar Bancorp cv pfD

Hasbro Inc (to Nasdaq)

Renaissance Re Holding pfB

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NYSE AMEX Equities

Decorator Industries Inc

Maine & Maritimes Corp

RegeneRX Biopharmaceuticals Inc

Value Rich Inc

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NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

ADC Telecommunications Inc

Actividentity Corp

American Commercials Lines Inc

Isilon Systems Inc

Internet Brands Inc

Molecular Insight Pharma

Nighthawk Radiology Holdings Inc

Res-Care Inc

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CORPORATE NAME CHANGE

Petrobras Energia SA to Petrobras Argentina SA

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