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CDTV.net Stock Market News and Dividend Report for Friday Oct 9, 2009

|Includes:FRD, MAR, NI, PepsiCo Inc. (PEP), RBN, WSO, ZNT

 PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) reported EPS were $1.08 compared with $1.06 last year. analysts average 1.03. PEP beats by $0.05.

 
Reported EPS Up 10 Percent, Core Constant Currency EPS up 8 Percent
 
PepsiCo, Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells various snacks, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, and foods worldwide. 
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Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) reported adjusted diluted earnings per share ("EPS") of $0.15, down 55 percent, from $0.33 last year. analysts average 0.13. MAR beats by $0.02.
 
The reported loss from continuing operations attributable to Marriott was $466 million in the third quarter of 2009 compared to reported income from continuing operations attributable to Marriott of $94 million in the year-ago quarter. 
 
Marriott International, Inc., a hospitality company, operates and franchises hotels and related lodging facilities worldwide. 
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Watsco, Inc. (NYSE: WSO) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 48 cents on each outstanding share of its Common and Class B common stock. The cash dividend is payable on October 30, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 15, 2009.
 
Watsco, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment and related parts and supplies in the United States. 
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The Board of Directors of Friedman Industries, Incorporated (AMEX: FRD), declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on the Common Stock of the Company. The Company will pay the cash dividend on November 20, 2009, to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 23, 2009.
 
Friedman Industries, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, engages in steel processing, pipe manufacturing and processing, and steel and pipe distribution in the United States.
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Robbins & Myers, Inc. (NYSE: RBN) announced that its Board of Directors approved a regular cash dividend payment of $0.040 per share. The dividend is payable on November 13, 2009 to shareholders of record as of October 16, 2009.
 
Robbins & Myers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies engineered equipment and systems for various applications in energy, industrial, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets worldwide.
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Zenith National Insurance Corp. (NYSE: ZNT) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share on its outstanding shares of common stock. The dividend is payable November 13, 2009 to stockholders of record at the close of business on October 30, 2009.
 
Zenith National Insurance Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides workers compensation insurance in the United States. 
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The Board of Directors of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) announced it has declared a quarterly common dividend payment of 23 cents per share, payable Nov. 20, 2009, to stockholders of record at the close of business Oct. 30, 2009.
 
NiSource Inc., an energy holding company, through its subsidiaries, provides natural gas, electricity, and other products and services. 
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Stocks: PEP, MAR, WSO, FRD, RBN, ZNT, NI