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Stocks in the news/ Week of June 19-25

INCREASED DIVIDENDS

Quarterly unless noted otherwise

Duke Energy .....25 from .245

ESB Financial .....10 from .083

Education Rlty Tr .....07 from .05

Fulton Financial .....05 from .04

Hingham Inst Savings .....25 from .24

IDT Corp .....23 from .22

Iamgold Corp .....10S from .04S

Medtronic Inc .....2425 from .225

Oil-Dri Corp .....17 from .16

PetSmart .....14 from .125

UDR Inc .....20 from .185

INITIATED CASH DIVIDENDS

Asia Ent& Resources .10S

Kennedy-Wilson .04Q

RLJ Lodging Trust .15Q

STOCK SPLITS LAST WEEK

Preferred Bank (CA) 1-5 reverse

TOP Ships Inc 1-10 reverse

Utd Community Bank (GA) 1-5 reverse

ANNUAL EARNINGS HIGHER

GAAP fully diluted from 10K

AeroVironment ....1.17 vs .94

America's Carmart ....2.54 vs 2.27

China Nutrifruit .....62 vs .51

Cyanotech Corp .....32 vs .26

Flow Intl .....02 vs (.19)

Netapp Inc ....1.71 vs 1.13

Transcat Inc .....37 vs .19

ANNUAL EARNINGS LOWER

(Losses)

Community Fincl (VA) .....18 vs .65

H&R Block ....1.31 vs 1.43

La-Z-Boy Inc .....45 vs .62

CALLED FOR REDEMPTION

Bank of NY Mellon 6.15pc corenotes due 7-15-2022 July 15

Bank of NY Mellon 6.1pc corenotes due 7-17-2023 July 15

Duke Realty 7.25pc pfN July 18

LaSalle Funding 6.25pc notes due 7-15-2026 July 15

Lincoln Natl Corp 6.75pc pfG July 7

Markwest Engy Ptrs 8.5pc notes due 7-16-2016 July 15

Markwest Engy Ptrs 9.125pc notes due 4-1-2018 July 14

Ventas Realty LP 6.5pc notes due 6-1-2016 July 18

ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS

Minimum value $100 million

Atlantic Power Corp -- Capital Power Income LP ($1.1B)

Dentsply Intl -- Astra Tech unit of AstraZeneca ($1.8B)

Eastman Chemical -- Sterling Chemical ($100M)

Genesco Inc -- Schuh Group Ltd ($113M)

PNC Financial Services -- RBC Bank (USA) ($3.45B)

Susquehanna Bancshares -- Tower Bancorp ($343M)

PROPOSED

Williams Companies -- Southern Union Co $39 per share or $4.9B

ACQUIRED BY PRIVATE EQUITY

Harbin Electric $24 per share or $750M

NEW STOCK LISTINGS

NYSE

Marathon Oil Corp wi ex-dis

Marathon Petroleum Corp wi

Primus Telecommunications Group

Vanguard Health Systems Inc

NYSE AMEX Equities

Gastar Exploration USA 8.625pc pfA

NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Fidus Investment Corp

KiOR Inc

STOCKS REMOVED FROM TRADING

NYSE

Highwoods Properties 8pc pfB

Public Storage dep pfI

NYSE AMEX Equities

IntelliMedia Technology Group

Radient Pharmaceuticals Corp

NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Amer Medical Systems Hldgs

Endwave Corp

GSI Commerce Inc

CORPORATE NAME CHANGES

Cavium Networks Inc to Cavium Inc

Internet Capital Group Inc to ICG Group Inc

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