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Stocks in the news / Week of Dec. 19-25

INCREASED DIVIDENDS

Quarterly unless noted otherwise

CVS Caremark .....1625 from .125

Colony Financial .....34 from .33

Fulton Financial .....06 from .05

Norwood Financial .....30 from .29

Spreadtrum Comm ADS .....10 from .05

Washington Federal .....08 from .06

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INITIATED CASH DIVIDENDS

Zimmer Holdings .18Q

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REDUCED DIVIDENDS

Alaska Communications .....05 from .215

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ANNOUNCED SPINOFF

Gen Growth Properties - approx. .0375 of a share Rouse Properties Inc

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DECLARED STOCK DIVIDEND

1st Constitution Bncp 5pc

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STOCK SPLITS

Hanmi Financial Corp 1-8 reverse

MagicJack VocalTec ....2 for 1

Marina Biotech Inc 1-10 reverse

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ANNUAL EARNINGS HIGHER

Agilent Tech ....2.85 vs 1.94

CMS Bancorp .....13 vs .10

Citizens Cmty Bncp .....04 vs (1.39)

Cooper Cos ....3.63 vs 2.43

Deere & Co ....6.63 vs 4.35

Eaton Vance Corp ....1.75 vs 1.40

Fidelity Bncp .....37 vs .09

Heico Corp ....1.71 vs 1.30

Hormel Foods ....1.74 vs 1.46

Johnson Outdoors ....3.36 vs .68

Joy Global ....5.72 vs 4.40

Navistar 5.....28(adj) vs 3.05

Nordson Corp ....3.25 vs 2.46

Pulaski Financial .....55 vs .12

RGC Resources ....1.01 vs .98

Shiloh Inds .....47 vs .23

Teche Holding ....3.45 vs 3.37

Toll Bros .....24 vs (.02)

Toro Co ....3.70 vs 2.79

Verifone Systems ....2.92 vs 1.13

Williams Controls .....45 vs .19

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ANNUAL EARNINGS LOWER

(Losses)

BCSB Bancorp ....(.15) vs .19

Brocade Comm .....10 vs .24

Charter Financial .....13 vs .32

Datawatch Corp .....02 vs .06

Energy Svcs Amer ....(.44) vs .48

Gencor Inds .....02 vs .31

Greif Inc A ....3.01 vs 3.58

Meta Financial ....1.49 vs 4.11

Neutraceutical Intl ....1.51 vs 1.56

Piedmont Nat Gas ....1.57 vs 1.96

Quanex Bldg Pdts .....24 vs .61

Sanderson Farms ....(5.74) vs 6.07

Sevcon Inc .....21 vs .26

Technical Comm ....1.21 vs 4.33

Valspar Corp ....(1.47) vs 2.20

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CALLED FOR REDEMPTION

Lin Television 6.5pc notes due 5-13-2013 Jan. 20

Simon Property Grp 5.75pc notes due 5-1-2012 Feb. 1

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ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS

Minimum value $100 million

Akamai Technologies - Cotendo Inc (Sunnyvale, Calif.) ($268M)

Eldorado Gold Corp - European Goldfields Ltd ($2.4B)

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II - WCA Waste Corp ($526M)

Tokio Marine Financial - Delphi Financial Group ($2.7B)

Williams Partners LP - Laser Northeast Gathering System and similar businesses ($750M)

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ACQUIRED BY PRIVATE EQUITY

Winn-Dixie Stores Inc $9.50 per share or $560M

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NEW STOCK LISTINGS

NYSE

StoneMor Partners LP

NYSE AMEX Equities

Earthstone Energy Inc

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NASDAQ

Magnetek Inc

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STOCKS REMOVED FROM TRADING

NYSE

M&F Worldwide Corp

Primus Guaranty Ltd

Magnetek Inc (to Nasdaq)

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NYSE AMEX Equities

Hadera Paper Ltd

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NASDAQ

Global Education & Technology

Orchid Cellmark Inc

StoneMor Partners LP (to NYSE)

Corporate Name Changes

Youku.com Inc to Youku Inc

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