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  • Stock Market News and Dividend Report for Wednesday March 16, 2011 - 0 comments
    Mar 16, 2011 12:27 PM | about stocks: ALNC, MOCO, FMC, WSM, MDT, HCP
     Alliance Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: ALNC) Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per common share.  The dividend is payable on April 4, 2011 to shareholders of record on March 21, 2011. 
    Alliance Financial Corporation is an independent financial holding company
    MOCON, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOCO) Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of ten cents ($0.10) per share, payable on May 20, 2011, to shareholders of record on May 6, 2011. This is a five percent increase over the previous rate of nine and one-half cents per share.
    The Company has provided stockholders with quarterly dividends for the 91st consecutive quarter. Prior to the present policy of quarterly dividends, the Company had been paying dividends on a semi-annual basis since 1984.
    MOCON, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, and services measurement, analytical, and monitoring products that are used to detect, measure, and analyze gases and chemical compounds; and provides related consulting services. 
    FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of 15 cents per share, payable on April 21, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2011.  This represents an increase of 2.5 cents per share, or 20 percent, over the dividend declared on December 17, 2010.
    FMC Corporation, a chemical company, provides solutions, applications, and products for agricultural, consumer, and industrial markets worldwide. 
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) announced net revenues in Q4 10 increased 9.7% to $1.195 billion versus $1.090 billion in Q4 09, including Internet net revenue growth of 27.2% and a comparable store sales increase of 5.2%.
    Also during the quarter, the company repurchased 1.29 million shares, or $44 million, of its common stock and ended the quarter with $628 million in cash.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. 
    The board of directors of Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT),  approved a cash dividend of $0.225 per share of the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on April 29, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 8, 2011.*
    Medtronic, Inc. manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide
    HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) entered into a new $1.5 billion unsecured revolving credit facility on Friday, March 11, 2011, which replaced the existing facility that was scheduled to mature in August 2011.
    The company is updating the full-year 2011 guidance as follows: expect Funds From Operations (“FFO”) applicable to common shares to range between $2.49 and $2.55 per share; FFO as adjusted applicable to common shares to range between $2.62 and $2.68 per share; Funds Available for Distribution (“FAD”) applicable to common shares to range between $2.05 and $2.11 per share; and net income applicable to common shares to range between $1.61 and $1.67 per share.
    HCP, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, invests primarily in real estate serving the healthcare industry in the United States. 
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