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|Includes: FUL, GS, PII, PPG, The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW), X

The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) announced diluted earnings per share were $.71 compared with  $.42 last year. analysts average $0.52. SHW beats by $0.19.

Net sales in the Paint Stores Group decreased 11.4% in the quarter to $920.2 million and 12.9% in the year to $4.21 billion due primarily to decreased paint volume sales. 
The Sherwin-Williams Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products.
United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) reported, excluding items, a net loss of $1.65 compared with net income of $2.50 per diluted share. analysts average -$1.44. X misses by $0.21.
The company reported a fourth quarter 2009 loss from operations of $329 million, compared with income from operations of $522 million in the fourth quarter of 2008.  
United States Steel Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of steel products primarily in North America and Europe. 
The Board of Directors of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) declared a dividend of $0.35 per common share to be paid on March 30, 2010 to common shareholders of record on March 2, 2010.
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.
H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.068 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on February 18, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 4, 2010.
H.B. Fuller Company formulates, manufactures, and markets adhesives, sealants, paints, and other specialty chemical products worldwide. 
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a three percent increase in the regular quarterly cash dividend, which represents the 15th consecutive year of Polaris increasing its dividend, effective with the 2010 first quarter dividend. The first quarter dividend of $0.40 will be payable on February 16, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 1, 2010.
Polaris Industries Inc. designs, engineers, and manufactures off-road vehicles. 
The board of directors of PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) declared a regular quarterly dividend of 54 cents per share, payable March 12 to shareholders of record Feb. 19.
This marks the company’s 446th consecutive dividend payment. PPG has paid uninterrupted annual dividends since 1899.
PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and supplies protective and decorative coatings. 
Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) announced that the board of directors of its general partner has declared a cash distribution of $0.33 per unit for the fourth quarter of 2009, representing a 3.1% increase over the prior quarter and the third consecutive quarterly increase. The distribution is payable on Feb. 12, 2010 to unitholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 1, 2010.
Western Gas Partners, LP engages in the acquisition, ownership, development, and operation of midstream energy assets in East and West Texas, the Rocky Mountains, and the Mid-Continent.
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