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CDTV.net Stock Market News and Dividend Report for Tuesday Oct 20, 2009

|Includes: BB&T Corporation (BBT), BCR, BEAM, CAT, HAS, MVC

 BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) reported $.23 per diluted common share compared $.65 per diluted common share, earned during the third quarter of 2008. Analysts average 0.22. BBT beats by $0.01.

 
$157 million in net income for the third quarter compared with $362 million last year. 
 
BB&T Corporation operates as the holding company for Branch Banking and Trust Company that provides banking and trust services for small and mid-size businesses, public agencies, local governments, and individuals in the United States.
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Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) reported $0.99 per diluted share compared to $0.89 per diluted share, an increase of 11% in EPS from last year. 
 
Net revenues of $1.28 billion, compared to $1.30 billion a year ago, a decrease of 2%.
 
Hasbro, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of games and toys. 
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The Board of Directors of Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: SAL), declared a $.28 per common share quarterly cash dividend. The dividend will be paid on November 6, 2009 to shareholders of record as of October 23, 2009.
 
Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company that provides a range of commercial and personal banking services primarily in northwestern Connecticut, and nearby New York and Massachusetts towns.
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The Board of Directors of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) declared a quarterly cash dividend of forty-two ($0.42) cents per share of common stock, payable November 20, 2009, to stockholders of record at the close of business October 26, 2009. Caterpillar has paid a cash dividend every year since the company was formed in 1925 and its cash dividend has nearly tripled since 1998.
 
Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines worldwide.
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MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE: MVC) has announced that its board of directors has declared a dividend of $0.12 per share. The dividend is payable on October 30, 2009 to shareholders of record on October 23, 2009. This distribution represents the eighteenth consecutive quarterly dividend paid by the Fund since implementing a dividend policy in July of 2005.
 
MVC Capital, Inc. (MVC) is a business development company.
 
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The Board of Directors of C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) declared a regular quarterly dividend of 17 cents per share on Bard's common stock. The dividend is payable on November 6, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 26, 2009.
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, manufacture, packaging, distribution, and sale of medical, surgical, diagnostic, and patient care devices worldwide. 
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Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO) declared a regular dividend of 19 cents per share on the Common Stock, payable in cash on December 1, 2009, to stockholders of record at the close of business November 4, 2009.
 
Fortune Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture, production, and sale of distilled spirits, home and hardware products, and golf products. 
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