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CDTV.net Stock Market News and Dividend Report for Fri February 26, 2010

|Includes:DPS, The Gap, Inc. (GPS), HAL, KHC, MA, OMC, WLTW

 Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) reported fourth quarter diluted earnings per share increased 50 percent to $0.51 from $0.34 last year. analysts average $0.50. GPS beats by $0.01.

 
Fourth quarter net sales increased 4 percent to $4.24 billion compared with $4.08 billion last year, earnings led by Old Navy.
 
The Gap, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailing company. 
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H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE: HNZ) reported, excluding items, EPS from continuing operations was $0.83 versus $0.76 per share in the third quarter of Fiscal 2009. analysts average $0.77. HNZ beats by $0.06
 
Including discontinued operations, Heinz reported third-quarter net income of $229 million versus $242 million in the third quarter of Fiscal 2009. Growth fueled by top 15 brands and emerging markets like Indonesia, Russia and India.
 
H. J. Heinz Company manufactures and markets food products for consumers, foodservice, and institutional customers. 
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Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share on the company's common stock.  The dividend is payable in U.S. dollars on April 9, 2010, to shareholders of record on March 22, 2010.  
 
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. engages in owning, bottling, and distributing non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. 
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Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE: WSH) Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Company’s ordinary shares of $0.26 per share (an annual rate of $1.04 per share). It is intended that the dividend will be payable on April 16, 2010 to shareholders of record on March 31, 2010
 
Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company, through its subsidiary, Willis Group Holdings Limited, provides insurance brokerage, reinsurance, and risk management consulting services worldwide.
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MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend to holders of shares of its Class A common stock and Class B common stock. The cash dividend of 15 cents per share will be paid on May 10, 2010 to holders of record of its Class A common stock and Class B common stock as of April 9, 2010.
 
MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and related services.
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Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) board of directors has declared a 2010 first quarter dividend of nine cents ($0.09) a share on the company’s common stock payable March 23, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 2, 2010. 
 
Halliburton Company provides various products and services to the energy industry for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas worldwide. 
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The Board of Directors of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) declared a quarterly dividend of 20 cents per outstanding share of its common stock, an increase of 33.3% from the previous quarterly cash dividend of 15 cents per share. The dividend is payable on April 2, 2010 to Omnicom Group common shareholders of record at the close of business on March 5, 2010.
 
Omnicom Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services. 
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Stocks: GPS, KHC, DPS, WLTW, MA, HAL, OMC