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Stocks in the news / Week of Dec. 26

INCREASED DIVIDENDS

Quarterly unless noted otherwise

Peoples Financial Cp .....10S from .09S

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DECLARED STOCK DIVIDEND

Utd Security Bcsh 1pc

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STOCK SPLITS

Blue Phoenix Solutions Ltd 1-4 reverse

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ANNUAL EARNINGS HIGHER

GAAP fully diluted from 10K

ABM Inds ....1.27 vs 1.21

China Direct Inds .....25 vs (.11)

China HGS Real Estate .....42 vs .38

Fst Savings Financial ....1.78 vs 1.17

General Employment .....02 vs (.11)

North Euro Oil Roy ....2.63 vs 2.04

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ANNUAL EARNINGS LOWER

(Losses)

Dynasil Corp .....08 vs .22

Esterline Tech ....4.27 vs 4.66

Flanigans Enterp .....78 vs .90

Magyar Bncp ....(.04) vs .68

Prudential Bcp PA .....01 vs .32

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ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS

Minimum value $100 million

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc - Enobia Pharma Inc ($1.1B)

Chesapeake Midstream - pipeline business of Chesapeake Energy Corp ($865M)

Endeavour International - ConocoPhillips' interest in three North Sea oil fields ($330M)

Perfumania Holdings - Parlux Fragrances Inc ($170M)

Ventas Inc - Cogdell Spencer ($770M)

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NEW STOCK LISTINGS

NYSE

DRDGOLD Ltd ADS

First Niagara Financial pfB

Prosperity Bancshares Inc

Provident NY Bancorp

Rouse Properties Inc wi

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NYSE AMEX Equities

ECB Bancorp

NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Procera Networks Inc

Wendy's Co

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REMOVED FROM TRADING

NYSE

China Education Alliance Inc (to OTC)

DTE Energy Trust I 7.8pc TRUPS

DTE Energy Trust II 7.5pc TOPRS

Reddy Ice Holdings Inc (to OTC)

Wendy's Co (to Nasdaq)

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NYSE AMEX Equities

Procera Networks Inc (to Nasdaq)

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NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Broadwind Energy Inc (to Capital Market)

Cleantech Solutions Intl (to Capital Market)

DRDGOLD Ltd ADS (to NYSE)

ECB Bancorp (to NYSE AMEX)

Prosperity Bancshares Inc (to NYSE)