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CDTV.net Stock Market News and Dividend Report for Thu April 1, 2010

|Includes:Acuity Brands, Inc. (Holding Company) (AYI), MDT, T

 Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) announced, excluding items, adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations were $0.40 compared with $0.41 for the prior period. analysts average $0.39. AYI beats by $0.01

 
Adjusted operating profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2010 was $33.2 million, or 8.7 percent of net sales, compared with $33.2 million, or 8.6 percent of net sales, for the prior-year period.
 
Acuity Brands, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures and related products and services with fiscal year 2009 net sales of over $1.6 billion. 
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The board of directors of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.42 a share on the company’s common shares. The dividend is payable on May 3, 2010, to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 9, 2010.
 
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company.
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The board of directors of Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) approved a cash dividend of $0.205 per share of the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on April 30, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 9, 2010.
 
Medtronic, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide.
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