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  • Stock Market News and Dividend Report for Wed April 21, 2010 0 comments
    Apr 21, 2010 3:01 PM | about stocks: JNJ, WBA, UNM, PBI

    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) announced, excluding items, diluted earnings per share were $1.29 compared to $1.26 last year. analysts average $1.27. JNJ beats by $0.02

    The company reported sales of $15.6 billion for the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 4.0% as compared to the first quarter of 2009. 
    Johnson & Johnson engages in the research and development, manufacture, and sale of various products in the health care field worldwide. 
    The board of directors of Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (NASDAQ:WAG) declared a regular quarterly dividend of 13.75 cents per share, a 22.2 percent increase over the year-ago dividend, payable June 12, 2010, to shareholders of record May 20, 2010.
    Walgreens has paid a dividend in 310 straight quarters (more than 77 years) and has increased its dividend by an average compound annual rate of more than 20 percent over the last six years. In October 2009, the board set a long-term dividend payout target of 30 to 35 percent of net earnings. The company’s current dividend to earnings payout ratio is 25 percent.
    Walgreens ( is the nation’s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2009 sales of $63 billion.
    The Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.0825 per share on its common stock to be paid on May 21, 2010, to stockholders of record on April 26, 2010.
    Unum ( is one of the leading providers of employee benefits products and services.
    The Board of Directors of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) declared a quarterly cash dividend on the company’s common stock of 36.5 cents per share, payable June 12, 2010, to stockholders of record on May 14, 2010
    Celebrating its 90th year of innovation, Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels
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    Stocks: JNJ, WBA, UNM, PBI
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