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Stocks in the news / Week of Jan. 9-15

INCREASED DIVIDENDS

Quarterly unless noted otherwise

Alexander's Inc ....3.00 from 2.50

Alliant Energy .....425 from .395

CVS Caremark .....125 from .0875

Calumet Speclty Pdts .....47 from .46

Core Labs NV .....25 from .06

Developers Divers Rlty .....04 from .02

Eldorado Gold g .....05S from .05A

Genesis Energy .....40 from .3875

Intl Paper Co .....1875 from .125

Epoch Holding .....06 from .05

Maximus Inc .....15 from .12

Pentair Inc .....20 from .19

Plains All Am Ppln .....9575 from .95

Shaw Comm B g .....0766M from .0733M

Vornado Realty Tr .....69 from .65

g- Canadian funds

INITIATED CASH DIVIDENDS

Costamare Inc .25Q

Provident Energy Ltd g .045M

RESUMED DIVIDEND

Felcor Lodging Tr pfA .4875Q

Felcor Lodging Tr pfC .50Q

DECLARED STOCK SPLITS

Dollar Financial ....3 for 2

ANNUAL EARNINGS HIGHERS

GAAP fully diluted

Calavo Growers ....1.22 vs .94

Credo Petrol .....22 vs (1.40)

RF Inds Ltd .....38 vs .20

Shuffle Master .....43 vs .28

ANNUAL EARNINGS LOWER

(Losses)

Applied Signal .....98 vs 1.10

Spartech Corp ....(1.63) vs .27

Urstadt Biddle .....52 vs .54

CHAPTER 11

Constar International Inc (CNST)

Frank Parsons Inc, Hanover, Md.

ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS

Minimum value $100 million

Cliffs Natural Resources - Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Ltd ($4.95B)

Duke Energy - Progress Energy ($13.7B)

DuPont - Danisco A/S ($5.8B)

Standard Microsystems - Conexant Systems ($284M)

Target Corp - leasehold interests in up to 220 sites operated by Zellers Inc (C$1.825B)

NEW STOCK LISTINGS

NYSE

Visteon Corp

NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Kandi Technologies Corp

STOCKS REMOVED FROM TRADING

NYSE

Syniverse Holdings Inc

NYSE AMEX Equities

SCOLR Pharma Inc

NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

T-3 Energy Services Inc

CORPORATE NAME CHANGES

Acergy SA to Subsea 7 SA