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Stocks in the news/ Week of Aug. 21-27

INCREASED DIVIDENDS

Quarterly unless noted otherwise

BancFirst Corp .....27 from .25

First PacTrust Bncp .....115 from .11

G&K Services .....13 from .095

Gold Resource .....05M from .04M

HollyFrontier .....175 from .15

MTS Systems .....25 from .20

Prospect Capital .....10135M from .1012M

Westlake Chem .....07375 from .0635

EXTRA OR SPECIAL DIVIDENDS

Cimatron Ltd .23

First Financial Bncp .15

INITIATED CASH DIVIDENDS

CECO Environmental .025Q

RESUMED DIVIDEND

Signet Jewelers .10Q

Strattec Security .10Q

STOCK SPLITS THIS WEEK

Rayonier Inc ....3 for 2

ANNUAL EARNINGS HIGHER

GAAP fully diluted from 10K

Archer Daniels Midland ....3.13 vs 3.00

Aspen Tech .....11 vs (1.18)

Automatic Data Proc ....2.52 vs 2.40

Cardinal Health ....2.72 vs 1.77

Carpenter Tech ....1.59 vs .04

Clorox Co ....4.02 vs 3.69

Coach Inc ....2.92 vs 2.33

Estee Lauder ....3.48 vs 2.38

G&K Services ....1.79 vs 1.56

Intl Rectifier ....2.33 vs 1.13

LAM Research ....5.79 vs 2.71

Linear Tech ....2.50 vs 1.58

OSI Systems ....1.71 vs 1.28

Parker Hannifin ....6.37 vs 3.40

Synaptics ....1.80 vs 1.50

ANNUAL EARNINGS LOWER

(Losses)

Corinthian Colleges ....(1.30) vs 1.65

Emulex ....(.97) vs .29

Flexsteel Inds ....1.50 vs 1.61

Golden Enterp .....26 vs .36

Immunomedics ....(.20) vs .49

Net 1 UEPS .....06 vs .84

Taylor Devices .....44 vs .49

CHAPTER 11

ShengdaTech Inc (SDTH)

CALLED FOR REDEMPTION

Georgia Power Capital Trust VII TRUPS Sep. 23

USB Capital VI 5.75pc TRUPS Sep. 8

USB Capital VII 5.875pc TRUPS Sep. 8

ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS

Minimum value $100 million

Baxter International - Baxa Corp ($380M)

Compass Diversified Hldgs - CamelBak Products LLC ($257.5M)

McGladrey & Pullen LLP - advisory unit of H&R Block ($610M)

Par Pharmaceutical Cos - Anchen Pharmaceuticals ($410M)

Proposed

Omnicare Inc - PharMerica $15 per share or $457M

Plato Learning Inc - Renaissance Learning Inc $15.50 per share or $455M

ACQUIRED BY PRIVATE EQUITY

Kinetic Concepts $68.50 per share or $6.3B

NEW STOCK LISTINGS

NYSE

None

NYSE AMEX Equities

Ellomay Capital Ltd

Orbital Corp Ltd ADS

NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

None

STOCKS REMOVED FROM TRADING

NYSE

Chemspec Intl Ltd

Gerber Scientific Inc

Public Storage 7.25pc pfK

NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

EMS Technologies Inc

Funtalk China Holdings Corp

Immucor Inc

Radient Systems Inc

CORPORATE NAME CHANGES

Dollar Financial Corp to DFC Global Corp

Unitrin Inc to Kemper Corp

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