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|Includes:CMA, IVZ, MRK, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported $0.97 diluted EPS compared to $0.89 in the second quarter last year. analysts average $0.97. WMT in line.

Income from continuing operations for the quarter increased to $3.6 billion from $3.5 billion in the second quarter last year.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. 
The Board of Directors of Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.38 per share on the company’s common stock for the fourth quarter of 2010. Payment will be made on Oct. 7, 2010 to common stockholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 15, 2010.
Merck is a global healthcare company.
The Board of Directors of Comerica Incorporated declared a quarterly cash dividend for common stock of five cents ($0.05) per share.  The dividend is payable October 1, 2010, to common stock shareholders of record September 15, 2010.
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company. 
Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ) declared a second-quarter cash dividend of 11 cents per share to holders of our common shares and common share equivalents. The dividend is payable on September 9, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 23, 2010.
Invesco is a leading independent global investment manager
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