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CDTV.net Stock Market News and Dividend Report for Friday Nov 20, 2009

|Includes: CTL, HP, MMM, PRE, Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST), TGT, UTX
Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST) reported that earnings per share for the 13 weeks ended October 31, 2009 increased 91% to $.84, from $.44 last year. analysts average 0.84. ROST in line.
 
Fiscal 2009 third quarter sales increased 12% to $1.744 billion, with comparable store sales up a strong 8% over last year.
 
Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates two chains of off-price retail apparel and home accessories stores in the United States.
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Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP) reported, exluding items, net income were $0.48 per diluted share compared with net income of $1.18 per diluted share last year. analysts average 0.44. HP beats by $0.03.
 
Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 was $51,488,000 from operating revenues of $362,217,000, compared with net income of $126,485,000 from operating revenues of $583,719,000 during last year's fourth quarter.
 
Helmerich & Payne, Inc. engages in the contract drilling of oil and gas wells in the United States and internationally. 
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PartnerRe Ltd. (NYSE: PRE) announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.47 per common share. The dividend will be payable on December 1, 2009, to common shareholders of record on November 20, 2009.
 
PartnerRe Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance solutions worldwide. 
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The Board of Directors of 3M (NYSE:MMM) declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of 51 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2009, payable Dec. 12, 2009, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 20, 2009. This cash dividend is the 373rd consecutive quarterly dividend paid by 3M.
 
3M Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. 
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Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) announced its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share. The quarterly dividend is payable on Dec. 11, 2009, to all stockholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 20, 2009.
 
Qwest Communications International Inc. provides data, Internet, video, and voice services in the United States and internationally.
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The board of directors of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) has declared a quarterly dividend of 17 cents per common share. The dividend is payable December 10, 2009 to shareholders of record November 20, 2009. The fourth quarter dividend will be the company’s 169th consecutive dividend paid since October 1967 when the company became publicly held.
 
Target Corporation operates general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States. 
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United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) Board of Directors declared a dividend of 38.5 cents per common share payable Dec. 10 to shareowners of record at the close of business Nov. 20, 2009. UTC has paid cash dividends on its common stock for 73 consecutive years dating to 1936.
 
United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide.
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