Please Note: Blog posts are not selected, edited or screened by Seeking Alpha editors. Stock Market News and Dividend Report for Thursday Oct 29, 2009

|Includes:CCF, LNT, PAYX, PBCT, PX, Southern Company (SO)

 Southern Company (NYSE: SO) reported 99 cents a share, compared with $1.01 a share, in the same period a year ago. Analysts average 0.98. SO beats by $0.01.

Third quarter earnings of $790.0 million, compared with $780.4 million, last year.
Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company serving across the southeastern United States. 
Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) reported, excluding items, diluted earnings per share were $1.02, as compared to $1.11 in the prior-year quarter.
Excluding items, net income was $318 million compared to $355 million last year. 
Praxair, Inc. engages in the production and distribution of industrial gases primarily in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Chase Corporation (NYSE Amex: CCF) announced a cash dividend of $0.20 per share to shareholders of record on October 31, 2009 payable on December 3, 2009.
Chase Corporation engages in the manufacture of specialty tapes, laminates, sealants, and coatings, as well as in the provision of contract assembly services for the electronics industry worldwide. 
Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) announced a common stock dividend of $.3750 per share payable on November 13, 2009, to shareowners of record on close of business October 30, 2009.
Dividends on common stock have been paid for 256 consecutive quarters since 1946.
Alliant Energy Corporation operates in electric and gas utility businesses in the United States.
People's United Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: PBCT) Board of Directors of People's United Financial declared a $0.1525 per share quarterly dividend, payable November 15, 2009 to shareholders of record on November 1, 2009.  
People?s United Financial, Inc. operates as a savings and loan holding company of People?s United Bank, which provides commercial banking, retail and small business banking, and wealth management services to individual, corporate, and municipal customers.
The Board of Directors of Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.31 per share payable November 16, 2009 to shareholders of record November 2, 2009.
Paychex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. 
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