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CDTV.net Stock Market News and Dividend Report for Friday Dec 4, 2009

|Includes:AME, ANAT, Diamond Foods, Inc. (DMND), PBG, RS, SEE, SON

 Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMND) reported diluted earnings per share (NYSEARCA:EPS) grew 38 percent to $0.88 compared to $0.64 for the prior year’s comparable period.  analysts average 0.81. DMND beats by $0.07.

 
Net sales during the quarter were $180.6 million, 8 percent below the prior year.
 
Diamond Foods, Inc., a branded food company, engages in processing, marketing, and distributing culinary, in-shell, ingredient nuts, and snack products. 
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Sonoco Products Company (NYSE: SON) expects base earnings for the fourth quarter to be $.49 to $.52 per diluted share from previously projected base earnings $.42 to $.47. Last year fourth quarter base earnings per diluted share were $.49 
 
The company expects base earnings for the full year of 2009 to be $1.69 to $1.72 per diluted share from previously projected base earnings $1.62 to $1.67 per diluted share. Last year full-year base earnings per diluted share were $2.24.
 
Sonoco Products Company (NYSE: SON) provides industrial and consumer packaging products, and packaging services primarily in the United States, Europe, and Canada.
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Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) announced that the company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share. This dividend is payable on December 18, 2009, to all shareholders of record at the close of business on December 4, 2009.
 
Cognex Corporation provides machine vision products primarily in the United States, Japan, and Europe.
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Fluor Corporation's (NYSE: FLR) board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share on the company's common stock, payable January 5, 2010, to shareholders of record on December 4, 2009.
 
Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction management, and project management services worldwide. 
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Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) announced the Board of Directors authorized a regular quarterly cash dividend on Bank of America common stock of $0.01 per share, payable on December 24, 2009, to shareholders of record as of December 4, 2009.
 
Bank of America Corporation, a financial holding company, provides a range of banking and nonbanking financial services and products in the United States and internationally. 
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The board of directors of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) has declared a quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share, unchanged from the previous quarter. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2009 to shareholders of record on December 7, 2009.
 
Praxair, Inc. engages in the production and distribution of industrial gases primarily in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
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Ensco International Incorporated (NYSE: ESV) announced that the Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.025 per share of common stock. The cash dividend will be paid on December 18, 2009 to stockholders of record on December 7, 2009.
 
ENSCO International Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides offshore contract drilling services to the oil and gas industry.
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