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Stock Market News and Dividend Report for Monday April 18, 2011 -

|Includes: AME, BAC, KNL, Marcus Corporation (MCS), MUR, ROK, SCHW, TJX
Directors of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.085 per share of common stock. The dividend will be paid May 16, 2011 to shareholders of record on April 25, 2011.
The Marcus Corporation operates movie theatres, and hotels and resorts in the United States. 
Knoll, Inc. (NYSE: KNL) announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011.  Net sales were $220.9 million for the quarter, an increase of 26.0% from first quarter of 2010.  Operating profit for the quarter was $20.9 million, compared with $9.4 million in the first quarter of 2010. Net income for the first quarter of 2011 was $9.2 million, an increase of 318.2% when compared with the first quarter of 2010.   Earnings per share was $0.20 for the quarter compared to $0.05 per share in the prior year.  Adjusted earnings per share was $0.10 for the first quarter of 2010. 
Knoll, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of workplace furnishings, textiles, and fine leathers for the workplace and home.
The board of directors of Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) declared a quarterly dividend of 35 cents per share on common stock, payable on June 10, 2011 to shareowners of record at the close of business on May 16, 2011.
Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. 
AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) announced it expects its first quarter results to substantially exceed its prior guidance.  The Company now expects first quarter diluted earnings per share to be approximately $0.55 to $0.56, up from its previous guidance of $0.46 to $0.48 per diluted share.  First quarter sales are expected to be up approximately 29% over the $556.7 million recorded in the first quarter of 2010.
Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said "outlook for the balance of the year, we have raised our full year 2011 estimated earnings to a range of $2.20 to $2.25 per diluted share, up from our previous guidance of $2.00 to $2.07 per diluted share.  Our revised guidance represents a 25% to 28% improvement over 2010"
The Company's first quarter earnings release scheduled for April 28, 2011.
AMETEK, Inc. manufactures and sells electronic instruments and electromechanical devices in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. 
The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) Board of Directors has raised the amount of its quarterly dividend by 27% from the last dividend paid. The Board declared a regular quarterly dividend in the amount of $.19 per share, payable June 2, 2011, to shareholders of record on May 12, 2011.
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide.
Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) reported net income of $2.0 billion, or $0.17 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2011, compared with $3.2 billion, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago period and a net loss of $1.2 billion, or $0.16 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Bank of America Corporation, a financial holding company.
The Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) declared a quarterly dividend on the Common Stock of Murphy Oil Corporation of $0.275 per share, or $1.10 per share on an annualized basis. The dividend is payable June 1, 2011 to holders of record May 13, 2011.
Murphy Oil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties worldwide. 
The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) announced that its net income was $243 million for the first quarter of 2011, up from $6 million for the first quarter of 2010. The company’s first quarter 2011 net income was 84% higher than the $132 million earned in the year-earlier period excluding certain charges relating to the Schwab YieldPlus Fund® and the company’s affinity credit card program.
The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides securities brokerage, banking, and related financial services to individuals and institutional clients.
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