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Stocks in the news / Week of May 25-31

INCREASED DIVIDENDS

Quarterly unless noted otherwise

A. Schulman Inc .....18 from .17

Amer Express .....20 from .18

Cascade Corp .....35 from .25

Crown Crafts .....08 from .04

Ennis Inc .....175 from .155

Female Health Co .....06 from .05

Homeowners Choice .....20 from .15

Horizon Bancorp (IN) .....13 from .12

Movado Group .....05 from .03

Oxford Inds .....15 from .13

Raven Inds .....21 from .18

Signet Jewelers .....12 from .10

Southside Bancshs .....20 from .18

Stewart Enterp .....04 from .035

US Home Systems .....03 from .02

Xyratex Ltd .....075 from .065

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EXTRA OR SPECIAL DIVIDENDS

Armstrong World Inds $8.55

Delek US Hldgs .09

Loral Space & Comm $13.60

Movado Group .50

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REDUCED DIVIDENDS

MFA Financial .....24 from .25

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DECLARED STOCK DIVIDEND

Southside Bancshares 5pc

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DECLARED STOCK SPLITS

Asure Software ....3 for 2

Heico Corp ....5 for 4

Shoe Carnival Inc ....3 for 2

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STOCK SPLITS THIS WEEK

Copart Inc ....2 for 1

Donaldson Co ....2 for 1

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ANNUAL EARNINGS HIGHER

GAAP fully diluted from 10K

ASB Bancorp .....23 vs nil

Annapolis Bncp .....39 vs .29

Atlantic Amer .....12 vs .02

Auburn Natl Bcp ....1.52 vs 1.47

Big Lots ....3.03 vs 2.87

China Shen Zhou M&R .....01 vs (.12)

China XD Plastics ....1.16 vs .49

Fidelity Southern .....59 vs .56

Foot Locker ....1.80 vs 1.07

Goldfield Corp .....03 vs (.01)

Kingold Jewelry .....52 vs .41

LaPorte Bancorp .....73 vs .58

Monarch Fincl .....84 vs .75

PVH Corp ....4.36 vs .80

RPX Corp .....57 vs .23

Roundy's ....1.58 vs 1.01

Rue21 ....1.55 vs 1.21

SmartPros .....03 vs (.03)

Southside Bcsh ....2.38 vs 2.37

TJX Cos ....1.93 vs 1.65

Unico American .....70 vs .44

United Bcsh OH .....85 vs .82

United Guardian ....1.03 vs .80

US Home Sys .....63 vs .30

Vera Bradley ....1.43 vs 1.25

Willamette Valley Vin .....18 vs .08

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ANNUAL EARNINGS LOWER

(Losses)

Brown Shoe .....56 vs .85

CleanTech Sol ....2.30 vs 4.36

Codorus Valley Bcp ....1.27 vs 1.28

Data I/O .....11 vs .33

GAP Inc ....1.56 vs 1.88

Igo Inc ....(.35) vs .02

Looksmart Ltd ....(.15) vs .06

Marvell Tech .....99 vs 1.34

Natl Security Grp ....(2.01) vs 1.32

Parke Bncp ....1.26 vs 1.27

Stage Stores .....92 vs .99

Sutron Corp .....31 vs .60

VIST Financial ....(3.39) vs .37

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CALLED FOR REDEMPTION

Embarq Corp 6.738pc notes due 6-1-2013 Apr. 20

Rental Service 9.5pc notes due 12-1-2014 Apr. 30

Tenet Healthcare 9pc notes due 5-1-2015 May 2

Tenneco 8.125pc notes due 11-15-2015 Apr. 9

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ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS

Minimum value $100 million

Bausch & Lomb - ISTA Pharmaceuticals ($500M)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl - Natur Produkt Intl JCS (Russia) ($180M)

Wabash National Corp - Walker Group Holdings LLC ($360M)

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NEW STOCK LISTINGS

NYSE

Annie's Inc (IPO)

Axis Capital hldgs 6.875pc pfC

Colony Financial 8.5pc pfA

GasLog Ltd (IPO)

Halcon Resources Corp

Kilroy Realty 6.875pc pfG

Kimco Realty 6pc pfI

Millennial Media Inc (IPO)

Regional Management Corp (IPO)

Rexnord Corp (IPO)

Vocera Communications Inc (IPO)

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NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

CafePress Inc (IPO)

Enphase Energy Inc (IPO)

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STOCKS REMOVED FROM TRADING

NYSE

Southern Union Co (acquired)

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NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Jingwei International Ltd (to OTC)

Halcon Resources Corp (to NYSE)

Kips Bay Medical Inc (to Capital Mkt)

Orckit Communications (to Capital Mkt)

WCA Waste Corp (acquired)

WebMediaBrands Inc (to Capital Mkt)