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|Includes: AME, ANAT, CMCSA, Del Monte Foods Co. (DLM), PBG, RS, SEE

 Del Monte Foods Company (NYSE: DLM) reported second quarter EPS of $0.31 compared from second quarter fiscal 2009 EPS of $0.14. analysts average 0.21. DLM beats by $0.10.

The company reported net sales for the second quarter fiscal 2010 of $958.9 million compared to $901.0 million last year, an increase of 6.4%.
Del Monte Foods Company engages in the production, distribution, and marketing of branded food and pet products for the retail market in the United States.
Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) and General Electric (NYSE: GE) announced  that they have signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture that will be 51 percent owned by Comcast, 49 percent owned by GE and managed by Comcast. The joint venture, will consist of the NBC Universal (NBCU) businesses and Comcast’s cable networks, regional sports networks and certain digital properties and certain unconsolidated investments. Jeff Zucker to Lead New York-based Venture. 
NBCU Businesses Valued at $30 Billion, Comcast to Contribute Businesses Valued at $7.25 Billion.
Comcast Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides cable services in the United States.
The Board of Directors of The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. (NYSE: PBG) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share on PBG's common stock. The dividend is payable January 4, 2010 to PBG shareholders of record on December 4, 2009.
The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. (PBG) operates in the carbonated soft drinks and other ready-to-drink beverages industry.
American National Insurance Company's (Nasdaq: ANAT) board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 77 cents per share on its common stock, payable December 18, 2009 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 4, 2009. This is the 99th consecutive year that dividends have been paid to stockholders.
American National Insurance Company and its subsidiaries operate primarily in insurance industry in the United States, the District of Columbia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam, and American Samoa.
The Board of Directors of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) declared a regular quarterly dividend of six cents per share for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2009. The fourth quarter dividend is payable December 18, 2009, to shareholders of record as of December 4, 2009.
AMETEK, Inc. manufactures and sells electronic instruments and electromechanical devices worldwide. 
Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per common share. The dividend is payable on December 18, 2009 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 4, 2009.
Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells packaging and performance-based materials and equipment systems worldwide. 
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS) Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.10 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on January 6, 2010 to shareholders of record December 4, 2009. The Company has paid regular quarterly dividends for 49 consecutive years.
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. operates metals service centers. 
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