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Stocks in the news / Week of April 2

INCREASED DIVIDENDS

Quarterly unless noted otherwise

Bank of the Ozarks .....12 from .11

G&K Services .....195 from .13

Hot Topic .....08 from .07

Intl Speedway .....20A from .18A

Kayne Anderson Midstrm .....425 from .4175

Natl Penn Bancshs .....07 from .05

QR Energy LP .....4875 from .475

Schnitzer Steel Inds .....1875 from .017

TJX Cos .....115 from .095

g- Canadian funds

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EXTRA OR SPECIAL DIVIDENDS

LPL Investment $2.00

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INITIATED CASH DIVIDENDS

Kansas City Southern .195Q

TCP Capital Corp .34Q

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STOCK SPLITS THIS WEEK

Ascena retail Group ....2 for 1

Biostar Pharmaceuticals 1-3 reverse

DayStar Technologies 1-7 reverse

Telik Inc 1-30 reverse

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ANNUAL EARNINGS HIGHER

GAAP fully diluted from 10K

ClearOne Comm .....75 vs .27

Feihe ....Intl nil vs (.49)

Naugatuck Valley Fin .....33 vs .21

Raven Inds ....2.77 vs 2.24

Responsys .....12 vs .08

Sanchez energy .....09 vs (.12)

Verint Systems .....56 vs .31

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ANNUAL EARNINGS LOWER

(Losses)

Forest City Enterp ....(.61) vs .30

Iridex Corp .....26 vs .30

Lifeway Foods .....17 vs .22

Matador Rescs ....(.25) vs .15

Neophotonics ....(1.45) vs nil

Sino Clean Energy ....1.37 vs 2.70

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CALLED FOR REDEMPTION

Arch Capital 8pc pfA May 2

Arch Capital 7.875pc pfB May 2

Brandywine Rlty Tr 7.5pc pfC May 3

Hornbeck Offshore 6.125pc notes due 12-1-2014 Apr. 30

Kilroy Realty Corp 7.8pc pfE Apr. 16

Kilroy Realty Corp 7.5pc pfF Apr. 16

Premier Capital Trust I May 2

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ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS

Minimum value $100 million

Molson Coors - StarBev ($3.54B)

Viasystems Group - DDi Corp ($268M)

Proposed and Rejected

Coty Inc - Avon Products ($10B)

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NEW STOCK LISTINGS

NYSE

Arabian American Development Co

Pembina Pipeline Corp

Retail Properties of America Inc

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NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Analog Devices Inc

TCP Capital Corp (IPO)

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STOCKS REMOVED FROM TRADING

NYSE

Analog Devices Inc (to Nasdaq)

Cogdell Spencer

Cogdell Spencer 8.5pc pfA

Health Care REIT 7.625pc pfF

Health Care REIT 7.875pc pfD

Medco Health Solutions

Provident Energy Ltd

Regency Centers 7.45pc pfC

Regency Centers 7.25pc pfD

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NYSE AMEX Equities

Uluru Inc

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NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Arabian America Development Co (to NYSE)

Tengion Inc (to Capital Mkt)

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CORPORATE NAME CHANGES

Aon Corp (US) to Aon plc (UK)

Express Scripts Inc to Express Scripts Holding Co