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|Includes:KR, Linear Technology Corporation (LLTC), MUR, XEC
Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: LLTC) reported, excluding items, eps were $0.52 compared with $0.31 last year. analysts average $0.39. LLTC beats by $0.13. 
Net income of $100.6 million increased $25.1 million or 33% over the second quarter of fiscal year 2010 and increased $51.3 million or 104% over the third quarter of fiscal year 2009 which had a lower tax rate of 17.2% compared to 27.0% this quarter.
Linear Technology Corporation is a manufacturer of high performance linear integrated circuits. 
The Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) declared a quarterly dividend on the Common Stock of Murphy Oil Corporation of $0.25 per share, or $1.00 per share on an annualized basis. The dividend is payable June 1, 2010 to holders of record May 14, 2010.
Murphy Oil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties worldwide.
Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend on its common stock of 8 cents-per-share.  The dividend is payable on June 1, 2010 to stockholders of record on May 14, 2010.  The quarterly dividend was increased from 6 cents-per-share.
Denver-based Cimarex Energy Co. is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company.
The Kroger Co.'s (NYSE: KR) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.095 per share to be paid on June 1, 2010 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 14, 2010.
Kroger Company is the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer.
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Stocks: LLTC, MUR, XEC, KR