MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) expects, in 2010, the operating earnings to grow approximately 50% over 2009 to between $3.3 billion and $3.6 billion, or $4.00 to $4.40 per share,
Premiums, fees & other revenues for the fourth quarter of 2009 are expected to be between $8.5 billion and $9.1 billion, up approximately 7% from $8.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008. For the full year 2009, premiums, fees & other revenues are expected to be between $33.2 billion and $33.8 billion, up approximately 2% from $32.9 billion in 2008.
MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides individual insurance, employee benefits, and financial services in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.
Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH) reported Earnings Per Share for the third quarter was a loss of $0.11 compared to a loss of $3.70 a year earlier.
Net Sales for the third quarter ended October 31, 2009 declined approximately 10% on a local currency basis, with reported sales down 12% to $221.6 million compared to $250.8 million for the prior year period.
Blyth, Inc. operates as a multi-channel company in home fragrance and decorative accessories industry.
NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.27 per share on the Company’s outstanding Class A and Class B Common Stock. The $0.27 quarterly dividend, which is payable on January 4, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 7, 2009, represents an eight percent increase over the previous quarterly rate of $0.25 per share.
Nike, Inc. designs, develops, and markets footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products worldwide.
The Board of Directors of Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE:OCR), declared a quarterly cash dividend of 2.25 cents ($0.0225) per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable December 21, 2009 to stockholders of record on December 7, 2009.
Omnicare, Inc., a geriatric pharmaceutical services company, provides pharmaceuticals and related ancillary pharmacy services.
Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST) announced that the Company's Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.11 per common share, payable on December 31, 2009 to stockholders of record as of December 8, 2009.
Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates two chains of off-price retail apparel and home accessories stores in the United States.
Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of five cents per share on the Company’s common stock, payable on December 23, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 8, 2009.
Stage Stores, Inc. operates as a specialty department store retailer in the United States.
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LECO) declared a 3.7% increase in the cash dividend from $0.27 per share quarterly to $0.28 per share quarterly, or $1.12 on an annualized basis. The quarterly dividend is payable January 15, 2010, to shareholders of record on December 31, 2009.
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and resells welding and cutting products worldwide.
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