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|Includes: ATR, DMND, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), IBOC, JPM, RPM, ZEP

 The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) Diluted earnings per common share were $5.25 compared with $1.81 for the third quarter ended August 29, 2008. analysts average 4.24. 

Net revenues were $12.37 billion and net earnings of $3.19 billion for its third quarter ended September 25, 2009. 
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides various investment banking, securities, and investment management services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide. 
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) reported earnings per share were $0.82, compared with $0.09 in the prior year. analysts average 0.52. JPM beats by $0.30.
Reported third-quarter 2009 net income of $3.6 billion, compared with net income of $527 million in the third quarter of 2008. 
JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides a range of financial services worldwide.
The Board of Directors of Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP) declared a quarterly dividend of 4 cents per share. The dividend is payable November 2, 2009 to shareholders of record on October 19, 2009.
Zep Inc. produces, markets, and services a range of cleaning and maintenance solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional, and consumer end-markets. 
International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), announced that the Board of Directors approved the declaration of a 17 cents per share cash dividend for shareholders of record as of the close of business on October 19, 2009, payable on November 2, 2009.
International Bancshares Corporation operates as a multi-bank financial holding company that provides commercial and retail banking services in south, central, and southeast Texas; and Oklahoma.
Diamond Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: DMND) announced that its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of $0.045 per common share. The dividend will be payable on November 2, 2009, to common stockholders of record as of October 19, 2009.
Diamond Foods is a leading branded food company specializing in processing, marketing and distributing culinary nuts and snack products under the Diamond® , Emerald® and Pop Secret® brands.
RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) announced that its board of directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.205 per share, payable on October 30, 2009, to stockholders of record as of October 19, 2009. This payment represents a 2.5% increase over the $0.20 quarterly cash dividend paid at this time last year.
RPM International Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of various specialty chemical products to industrial and consumer markets worldwide.
AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $.15 per share, payable November 18, 2009 to shareholders of record as of October 28, 2009.
AptarGroup, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells product dispensing systems.
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