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Stocks in the news / Week of Jan. 23-29

INCREASED DIVIDENDS

Quarterly unless noted otherwise

Allete .....46 from .445

Amer Midstream LP .....4325 from .4125

Amphenol Corp .....105 from .015

Applied Technol .....21 from .19

Arthur J. Gallagher .....34 from .33

Ball Corp .....10 from .07

Bar Harbor Bkshs .....285 from .28

Bassett Furniture .....05 from .035

Beam Inc .....205 from .19

Black Hills Corp .....37 from .365

Breitburn Engy Ptrs .....45 from .435

Buckeye Technol .....07 from .06

CA Technologies .....25 from .05

CMS Energy .....24 from .21

Calif Water Svc .....1575 from .15375

Calumet Spec Pdts .....53 from .50

Canadian Natl Rwy g .....375 from .325

Chesapeake Midstream .....39 from .375

Colonial Prop Tr .....18 from .15

Computer Prog&Sys .....46 from .36

EV Energy Ptrs .....763 from .762

Eaton Corp .....38 from .34

Energen .....14 from .135

GATX Corp .....30 from .29

Harte-Hanks .....085 from .08

Healthcare Svcs .....16125 from .16

Holly Energy LP .....885 from .875

Home BancShares .....10 from .08

Kayne And Engy Dev .....39 from .38

Legacy Reserves LP .....55 from .545

Magellan Midstream .....815 from .80

Marathon Oil .....17 from .15

Markwest Engy Ptrs .....76 from .73

NGL Energy Ptrs .....35 from .3375

Natl Penn Bcsh .....05 from .03

Norfolk Southern .....47 from .43

Northwest Bcshs .....12 from .11

Nustar GP Hldg .....51 from .495

Oiltanking Ptrs .....34 from .3375

Old Natl Bancorp .....09 from .07

Parker Hannifin .....39 from .37

Penn Va Resources .....51 from .50

Peoples Bancorp .....11 from .10

Potash Corp Sask .....14 from .07

Praxair .....55 from .50

Provident Financial .....04 from .03

RPC Inc .....12 from .10

Rollins Inc .....08 from .07

SJW Corp .....1775 from .1725

Sallie Mae .....12 from .10

Seagate Tech plc .....25 from .18

Spectra Engy Ptrs .....475 from .47

Tesoro Logistics LP .....3625 from .35

Time Warner Cable .....56 from .48

Twin Disc .....09 from .08

Washington Banking .....06 from .05

WellPoint Inc .....2875 from .25

West Bancorporation .....08 from .07

Williams Partners .....7625 from .7475

Woodward Inc .....08 from .07

g- Canadian funds

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EXTRA OR SPECIAL DIVIDENDS

Columbia Banking .29

Firstbank Corp .05

Tower Bancorp .28 prior to merger

Washington Banking .06

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INITIATED CASH DIVIDENDS

Bolt Technology .05Q

Inergy Midstream .04 prorated

Memorial Pdtn Ptrs .0929 prorated

Mid-Con Energy Ptrs .057 prorated

Rose Rock Midstream .067 prorated

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OMITTED OR SUSPENDED DIVIDENDS

Standard Register

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REDUCED DIVIDENDS

Fst Niagara Financial .....08 from .16

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DECLARED STOCK DIVIDEND

Southern First Bancshares 10pc

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DECLARED STOCK SPLITS

RPC Inc ....3 for 2

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STOCK SPLITS THIS WEEK

Cabot Oil & Gas ....2 for 1

Estee Lauder ....2 for 1

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ANNUAL EARNINGS HIGHER

GAAP fully diluted from 10K

Abbott Labs ....3.01 vs 2.96

Albemarle ....4.77 vs 3.56

Allegheny Technologies ....1.97 vs .72

Baker Hughes ....3.97 vs 2.06

Baxter Intl ....3.88 vs 2.39

Boeing ....5.34 vs 4.45

Bristol-Myers Sqb ....2.16 vs 1.79

CSX ....1.67 vs 1.35

Caterpillar ....7.40 vs 4.15

Chevron ....13.44 vs 9.48

Colgate-Palm ....4.94 vs 4.31

ConocoPhillips ....8.97 vs 7.62

Delta Airlines ....1.01 vs .70

Dover Corp ....4.74 vs 3.70

DuPont ....3.68 vs 3.28

EMC Corp ....1.10 vs .98

Gen Dynamics ....6.87 vs 6.81

Halliburton ....3.08 vs 2.02

Harley-Davidson ....2.55 vs .62

Keycorp .....87 vs .44

McDonald's ....5.27 vs 4.58

MeadWestvaco ....1.47 vs .62

Motorola Solutions ....3.41 vs 1.87

Netflix ....4.26 vs 2.96

Norfolk Southern ....5.45 vs 4.00

Occidental Pet ....8.32 vs 5.56

Peabody Energy ....3.52 vs 2.84

Raytheon ....5.28 vs 4.88

3M Co ....5.96 vs 5.63

Utd Technologies ....5.49 vs 4.74

VMWare ....1.68 vs .84

WW Grainger ....9.07 vs 6.43

Waters Corp ....4.69 vs 4.06

Wellpoint Inc ....7.25 vs 6.94

Yahoo! .....90 vs .82

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ANNUAL EARNINGS LOWER

(Losses)

AT&T Inc .....66 vs 3.36

Altria ....1.64 vs 1.87

Corning ....1.77 vs 2.25

Exelon ....3.75 vs 3.87

Hess Corp ....5.01 vs 6.47

JetBlue .....28 vs .31

Johnson & Johnson ....3.49 vs 4.78

Kimberly-Clark ....3.99 vs 4.45

NextEra Energy ....4.59 vs 4.74

Quest Diagnostics ....2.92 vs 4.05

Texas Instruments ....1.88 vs 2.62

US Airways .....44 vs 2.61

UnitedContl Air ....2.26 vs 2.61

Travelers ....3.36 vs 6.62

Verizon Comm .....85 vs .90

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CHAPTER 11

Ener1 Inc (New York)

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ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS

Minimum value $100 million

Amgen - Micromet ($1.16M)

Apache Corp - Cordillera Energy Partners III LLC (Greenwood Village, Colo.) ($2.85B)

Celgene Corp - Avila Therapeutics ($925M)

Eastman Chemical - Solutia Inc ($3.4B)

Meredith Corp - Allrecipies.com ($175M)

Pan American Silver Corp - Minefinders Corp ($1.49B)

Watson Pharmaceuticals - Ascent Pharmahealth Ltd ($391M)

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PROPOSED

Roche Holding AG - Illumina Inc $44.50 per share or $5.7B

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NEW STOCK LISTINGS

NYSE

First Republicbank Corp 6.7pc pfA

Guidewire Software Inc (IPO)

Hosptality Properties Trust 7.125pc pfD

Post Holdings Inc wi

US Bancorp 6.5pc dep pfM

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NASDAQ

Verastem Inc (IPO)

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STOCKS REMOVED FROM TRADING

NYSE

Duoyuan Global Water Inc

Morton Restaurant Group cv pfA

RMR Real Estate Income Fund old

Telephone & Data Systems special common

NYSE AMEX Equities

Eastern Light Capital Inc

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NASDAQ

Pennichuck Corp

RightNow Technologies Inc

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CORPORATE NAME CHANGES

MedQuist Holdings Inc to MModal Inc

RMR Asia Pacific Real Estate Fund to RMR Real Estate Income Fund

U.S. Gold Corp to McEwen Mining Inc