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Stocks in the news / Week of Feb. 20

INCREASED DIVIDENDS

Quarterly unless noted otherwise

Allied Motion Tech .....025 from .02

Allstate Corp .....22 from .21

Analog Devices .....30 from .25

Autoliv Inc .....47 from .45

BlackRock Inc ....1.50 from 1.375

Brookfield Asst Mgmt .....14 from .13

Chubb Corp .....41 from .39

Cimarex Energy .....12 from .10

DNB Financial .....05 from .03

Entertain Prop Tr .....75 from .70

Essex Property Tr ....1.10 from 1.04

Evans Bancorp .....22 from .20

FMC Corp .....18 from .15

First Amer Fincl .....08 from .06

Flowserve Corp .....36 from .32

Gannett Corp .....20 from .08

Gap Inc .....125 from .1125

Gentex Corp .....13 from .12

Genuine Parts .....495 from .45

Golar LNG Ltd .....325 from .30

Hecla Mining .....0125 from .01

Herbalife Ltd .....30 from .20

Heritage Financial .....04 from .03

Infinity Prop&Cas .....225 from .18

Kohl's Corp .....32 from .25

MercadoLibre .....109 from .08

Mocon Inc .....105 from .10

Nordstrom .....27 from .23

Omnicare .....07 from .04

Packaging Corp Amer .....25 from .20

Pan Amer Silver .....0375 from .025

Psychemedics Corp .....15 from .12

Public Svce Enter .....355 from .3425

Public Storage ....1.10 from .95

RenaissanceRe .....27 from .26

Rockville Fincl .....08 from .075

Rogers Comm B g .....395 from .355

S.Y. Bancorp .....19 from .18

Swst Ga. Fincl .....04Q from .10A

Speedway Motorsports .....15 from .10

T.Rowe Price Group .....34 from .31

Teche Holding .....365 from .36

Telus Corp g .....61 from .58

Texas Pacific Land Tr .....23A from .21A

Texas Roadhouse .....09 from .08

Textainer Group .....37 from .35

Tim Hortons g .....21 from .17

Torchmark Corp .....15 from .12

Ventas Inc .....62 from .575

W&T Offshore .....08 from .04

Warwick Valley Tel .....27 from .26

Westar Energy .....33 from .32

Yamana Gold .....055 from .05

g- Canadian funds

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EXTRA OR SPECIAL DIVIDENDS

Holly Frontier Cp .50

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INITIATED CASH DIVIDENDS

Heska Corp .10Q

Univ Tech Institute .10Q

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REDUCED DIVIDENDS

Ship Finance Intl .....30 from .39

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DECLARED STOCK DIVIDEND

Tootsie Roll Inds 3pc

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DECLARED STOCK SPLITS

Amer Oriental Cp 1-2 reverse

Delta Natural Gas ....2 for 1

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STOCK SPLITS

Microvision inc 1-8 reverse

US Natural Gas LP 1-4 reverse

Wizzard Software 1-12 reverse

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ANNUAL EARNINGS HIGHER

GAAP fully diluted

Chico's FAS .....82 vs .64

Clear Channel Out .....11 vs (.26)

Crocs ....1.24 vs .76

Dana Holding ....1.02 vs (.15)

Dell Inc ....1.88 vs 1.35

Dish Network ....3.39 vs 2.20

Dollar Tree ....4.03 vs 3.10

Express Scripts ....2.53 vs 2.17

FMC Corp ....5.10 vs 2.36

Hertz .....40 vs (.12)

Home Depot ....2.47 vs 2.01

Interpublic Grp .....99 vs .47

Kohl's ....4.30 vs 3.66

MGM Resorts ....5.62 vs (3.19)

Macy's ....2.92 vs 1.98

MedcoHealth ....3.62 vs 3.16

Pioneer Drilling .....19 vs (.62)

Rockwood Hldgs ....5.15 vs 3.07

Saks .....45 vs .30

Skullcandy .....79 vs (.69)

Target ....4.28 vs 4.00

US Cellular ....2.05 vs 1.57

Wabtec ....3.51 vs 2.56

Wal-Mart ....4.52 vs 4.47

Westlake Chem ....3.87 vs 3.34

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ANNUAL EARNINGS LOWER

(Losses)

Alpha Nat Res ....(3.76) vs .79

Clean Harbors ....2.39 vs 2.47

Endo Pharm ....1.55 vs 2.20

Gap Inc ....1.56 vs 1.88

Jakks Pacific .....32 vs 1.52

Kaydon Corp ....1.52 vs 1.67

RadioShack .....70 vs 1.68

Safeway ....1.49 vs 1.55

Sears Holding ....(29.40) vs 1.19

Utd Fire & ....Cas nil vs 1.80

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FILED CHAPTER 11

Energy Conversion Devices Inc (ENER)

Fuller Brush Co, Great Bend, Kan.

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CALLED FOR REDEMPTION

CIT Group 7pc notes due 5-1-2017 Mar. 9

Teck Resources 9.75pc notes due 5-15-2014 Mar. 19

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ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS

Minimum value $100 million

Exterran Partners - compression and ....processing assets from Exterran Holdings ($184M)

Fortis Inc - CH Energy Group ($968M)

URS Corp - Flint Energy Services Ltd ($1.25B)

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BUYOUT PROPOSED

Kenneth Cole Productions $15 per share or $148.5M

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NEW STOCK LISTINGS

NYSE

Atlas Resource Partners LP wi

Proto Labs Inc (IPO)

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NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Bazaarvoice Inc (IPO)

Ceres Inc (IPO)

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STOCKS REMOVED FROM TRADING

NYSE

Public Storage 6.75pc pfE

SuccessFactors Inc

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NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

China CGame Inc

Energy Conversion Devices

Magma Design Automation Inc

NetLogic Microsystems Inc

SGOCO Group Ltd (to Capital Mkt)

Tower Bancorp

CORPORATE NAME CHANGES