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  • Stock Market News and Dividend Report for Thu March 25, 2010 0 comments
    Mar 25, 2010 2:48 PM | about stocks: PAYX, GIS, USB, DOW, ITW

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) announced, excluding items, diluted earnings per share were $0.34 compared with $0.36 last year. analysts average $0.33. PAYX beats by $0.01.

    Total revenue were $507.8 million for the three months ended February 28, 2010 , a decrease of 4% from $528.6 million for the same period last year. 
    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.
    General Mills (NYSE: GIS) reported diluted earnings per share totaled $0.97 for this year’s third quarter, up 23 percent from $0.79 last year. analysts average $0.93. GIS beats by $0.04.
    Net sales for the 13 weeks ended February 28, 2010, grew 3 percent to $3.63 billion. 
    General Mills, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of branded consumer foods worldwide. 
    The board of directors of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.05 per common share, payable April 15, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2010. At this quarterly dividend rate, the annual dividend is equivalent to $0.20 per common share.
    U.S. Bancorp, a financial bank holding company, provides various banking and financial services in the United States.
    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) declared a dividend of 15 cents per share, payable April 30, 2010, to shareholders of record on March 31, 2010. This marks the 394th consecutive cash dividend issued by the Company. Dow has paid its shareholders cash dividends every quarter since 1912.
    The Dow Chemical Company engages in the manufacture and sale of chemicals, plastic materials, agricultural, and other products and services worldwide. 
    The board of directors of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.31 cents per share or $1.24 cents per share on an annual basis.  This dividend will be paid on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 to stockholders of record Wednesday, March 31, 2010.
    Illinois Tool Works Inc. manufactures a range of industrial products and equipment worldwide. 
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    Stocks: PAYX, GIS, USB, DOW, ITW
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