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Stocks in the news/ Week of Aug. 14-20

INCREASED DIVIDENDS

Quarterly unless noted otherwise

Aqua America .....165 from .155

Atrion Corp .....49 from .42

Badger Meter .....16 from .14

Broadridge Financial .....16 from .15

Cincinnati Financial .....4025 from .40

Commercial Natl Fincl .....26 from .22

Connecticut Water .....2375 from .2325

Delta Nat Gas .....35 from .34

Fresh Del Monte .....10 from .05

Golar LNG Ltd .....275 from .25

ITC Holdings .....3525 from .335

MGE Energy .....3826 from .3751

Nordson Corp .....125 from .105

Northrim BanCorp .....13 from .12

Pacific Continental .....03 from .01

Solara Holdings .....10 from .075

Southside Bcsh .....18 from .17

Textainer Group .....33 from .31

Towers Watson .....10 from .075

EXTRA OR SPECIAL DIVIDENDS

Giant Interactive $3.00

INITIATED CASH DIVIDENDS

Celadon Group .02Q

Cosan Ltd .2811

Intuit Inc .15Q

New Mountain Finance .27

DECLARED STOCK DIVIDEND

BioLase Tech 1 pct

STOCK SPLITS LAST WEEK

Bank of the Ozarks ....2 for 1

Forbes Energy Services Ltd 1-4 rev

HMS Holdings Corp ....3 for 1

New Oriental Education & Technology Group ADS ....4 for 1

ANNUAL EARNINGS HIGHER

GAAP fully diluted from 10K

Applied Indl ....2.24 vs 1.54

Avnet Inc ....4.34 vs 2.68

Ethan Allen ....1.01 vs (1.53)

Elizabeth Arden ....1.41 vs .68

Mistras Group .....61 vs .43

News Corp ....1.14 vs 97

Open Text 2.11 vas 1.55

Perrigo Co ....3.64 vs 2.42

Resmed Inc ....1.44 vs 1.23

Royal Gold ....1.29 vs .49

Vista Print ....1.83 vs 1.49

ANNUAL EARNINGS LOWER

(Losses)

Angiodynamics .....32 vs .50

Cree Inc ....1.33 vs 1.45

Mercury Computer Sys .....71 vs 1.22

Myriad Genetics ....1.10 vs 1.54

PHC Inc .....03 vs .07

Peoples Educ Hldg ....(.12) vs .06

Schiff Nutrition .....43 vs .64

Seagate Tech ....1.09 vs 3.14

CHAPTER 11

Evergreen Solar Inc (ESLR)

Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (Alamogordo, N.M.)

EMERGED FROM CHAPTER 11

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc

CALLED FOR REDEMPTION

Baker Hughes 6.5pc notes due 11-15-2013 Sep. 9

Bank of NY Mellon 6pc notes due 9-15-2021 Sep. 15

ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS

Minimum value $100 million

Cree Inc - Ruud Lighting Inc ($525M)

Domtar Corp - Attends Healthcare Inc ($215M)

Google - Motorola Mobility ($12.5B)

Hewlett-Packard - Autonomy Corp ($10B)

NRG Energy Inc - Energy Plus Holdings LLC ($190M)

Time Warner Cable - Insight Communications ($3B)

Transocean Ltd - Aker Drilling (Norway) ($1.43B)

ACQUIRED BY PRIVATE EQUITY

Rennaissance Learning $14.85 per share or $440M

NEW STOCK LISTINGS

NYSE

Primero Mining Corp

NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Forbes Energy Services Ltd

Tudou Holdings Ltd ADS (IPO)

STOCKS REMOVED FROM TRADING

NYSE

Longtop Financial Technologies Ltd ADS

NYSE AMEX Equities

Puda Coal Inc

NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

None

CORPORATE NAME CHANGES

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp to Ralph Lauren Corp

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