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Stocks in the news / Week of May 14

INCREASED DIVIDENDS

Quarterly unless noted otherwise

Amer Water Works .....25 from .23

Ashland Inc .....225 from .175

CSX Corp .....14 from .12

Cabot Corp .....20 from .18

Clorox Co .....64 from .60

Hewlett-Packard .....132 from .12

HollyFrontier .....15 from .10

Insperity Inc .....17 from .15

KeyCorp .....05 from .03

Marsh & McLennan .....23 from .22

NiSource Inc .....24 from .23

Northrop Grumman .....55 from .50

Opnet Tech .....15 from .12

Pacific Contl Bank .....06 from .05

Penna REIT .....16 from .15

Primerica Inc .....05 from .03

Protective Life .....18 from .16

Republic Bncp A .....165 from .154

Safeway Inc .....175 from .145

Seadrill Ltd .....82 from .80

Seaspan Corp .....25 from .1875

Southwest Airlines .....01 from .0045

Span-America Medical .....125 from .11

Spartan Stores .....08 from .065

Stag Industrial .....27 from .26

Tiffany & Co .....32 from .29

Wabtec Corp .....05 from .03

Williams Cos .....30 from .25875

Xcel Energy .....27 from .26

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EXTRA OR SPECIAL DIVIDENDS

Capital Southwest $17.59

HollyFrontier .50

Seadrill Ltd .15

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INITIATED CASH DIVIDENDS

Marvell Tech .06Q

Oaktree Capital Grp .55Q

Roundy's Inc .23Q

Rouse Properties .07

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RESUMED DIVIDEND

Haverty Furniture .04Q

Haverty Furniture A .0375Q

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OMITTED OR SUSPENDED DIVIDENDS

Apco Oil & Gas Intl

J.C. Penney Co

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REDUCED DIVIDENDS

Blackstone Group .....10 from .22

Euroseas Ltd .....04 from .05

Globus Marine .....085 from .16

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DECLARED STOCK DIVIDEND

Biolase Tech 0.5 pct

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DECLARED STOCK SPLITS

Blyth Inc ....2 for 1

Dorman Products ....2 for 1

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STOCK SPLITS THIS WEEK

CEMIG ADS ....5 for 4

CytRx Corp ....1 for 7 reverse

Rosetta Genomics ....1 for 15 reverse

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ANNUAL EARNINGS HIGHER

GAAP fully diluted from 10K

CA Inc ....1.93 vs 1.61

CommVault Sys .....68 vs .45

VOXX Intl ....1.10 vs 1.00

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ANNUAL EARNINGS LOWER

(Losses)

Ennis Inc ....1.21 vs 1.72

Life Partners ....(.17) vs 1.26

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CHAPTER 11

LightSquared Inc (Reston, Virginia)

Residential Capital (mortgage division of Ally Financial)

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CALLED FOR REDEMPTION

Apartment Investment & Mgmt 8pc pfT June 15

Apartment Investment & Mgmt 8pc pfV June 15

Apartment Investment & Mgmt 7.875pc pfY June 15

Bank America Corp 53 issues of internotes due 2013-2037 June 15

Camus Commun 8.375pc notes due 6-15-2014 June 15

Motorola Solutions 5.375pc notes due 11-15-2012 June 14

PS Business Parks 6.875pc pfI June 15

PS Business Parks 7pc pfH June 15

Plains Expl & Prod 7.75pc notes due 6-15-2015 June 15

Westar Energy 4.25pc pf, 4.5pc pf, 5pc pf July 1

Zions Bancorp pfF June 15

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ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS

Minimum value $100 million

Berkshire Hathaway - ....63 newspapers from Media General Inc ($142M)

CAE Inc - Oxford Aviation Academy (C$314M)

Cameco Corp - Nukem Energy GmbH ($136M)

El Paso Pipeline Partners L.P. - ....various pipelines from El Paso Corp ($635M)

Inergy Midstream LP - US Salt, Watkins Glen N.Y. ($192.5M)

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NEW STOCK LISTINGS

NYSE

Thompson Creek Metals tMEDS

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NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Facebook Inc (IPO)

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STOCKS REMOVED FROM TRADING

NYSE

Delphi Financial Group

Thomas & Betts Corp

Tortoise Energy Capital Corp 5pc pfB

USB Capital XI 6.6pc TRUPS

USB Capital XII 6.3pc TRUPS

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NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Archipelago Learning Inc

Comverge Inc

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CORPORATE NAME CHANGES

Anooraq Resources Corp to Atlatsa Resources Corp

Liz Claiborne Inc to Fifth & Pacific Companies