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|Includes: AOS, EV, FCX, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), HAS, NNN, SO

 The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) reported diluted earnings per common share were $8.20 compared with a diluted loss per common share of $4.97 for the fourth quarter ended November 28, 2008. analysts average $5.20. GS beats by $3.

Fourth quarter net revenues were $9.62 billion and net earnings were $4.95 billion.
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.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) reported net income of $2.15 per share, compared with a net loss of $36.78 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2008. analysts average $1.73. FCX beats by $0.42.
Fourth-quarter 2009 net income attributable to common stock of $971 million compared with a net loss of $13.9 billion last year.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. engages in the exploration, mining, and production of mineral resources.
The Board of Directors of National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NNN) declared a quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per share payable February 15, 2010 to common shareholders of record on January 29, 2010. 
National Retail Properties, Inc. is a publicly owned equity real estate investment trust.
Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.195 per share on Common Stock and Class A Common Stock. The dividend is payable on Feb. 16 to shareholders of record Jan. 29.
A. O. Smith Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of water heating equipment and electric motors for residential, commercial, and industrial end markets primarily in the United States, Mexico, China, and Canada. 
The Board of Directors of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.16 per share on its common stock.  The dividend is payable February 12, 2010 to shareholders of record on January 29, 2010.  
Eaton Vance Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the creation, marketing, and management of investment funds in the United States.
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) announced a regular quarterly dividend of 43.75 cents per share on the company's common stock, payable March 6, 2010, to shareholders of record Feb. 1, 2010.
Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company serving across the southeastern United States. 
Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per common share. The dividend will be payable on February 16, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 2, 2010.
Hasbro, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of games and toys.
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