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|Includes: BXS, Mondelēz International, Inc. (MDLZ), MON, PKI, ROP, TRMK, WBA

 Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) reported earnings per share from continuing operations in the fourth quarter were $0.48 from $0.12 in the fourth quarter 2008.  analysts average $0.45. KFT beats by $0.03.

Net revenues in the fourth quarter increased 3.2 percent to $11.0 billion,  including the favorable impact of 3.2 percentage points from currency and a negative 0.4 percentage point impact from divestitures.
Kraft Foods Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets snacks, confectionery, and quick meal products worldwide.
Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) and New York-based drugstore chain Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. announced a definitive agreement under which Walgreens will acquire Duane Reade from affiliates of Oak Hill Capital Partners in a cash transaction for a total enterprise value of $1.075 billion, which includes the assumption of debt.
Duane Reade had unaudited net sales of $1.8 billion for the latest 12-month period ending Dec. 26, 2009, and has the highest sales per square foot in the retail drugstore industry nationwide.
Walgreen Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates a chain of drugstores in the United States. 
Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 26.5 cents per share. The dividend is payable on April 30, 2010 to shareowners of record on April 9, 2010.
Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers in the United States and internationally.
The Board of Directors of BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE: BXS) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per common share.  The dividend is payable April 1, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2010.
BancorpSouth, Inc. operates as a financial holding company for BancorpSouth Bank that provides commercial banking and financial services
The Board of Directors of PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.07 per share of common stock on January 24, 2010. This dividend is payable on May 7, 2010, to all shareholders of record at the close of business on April 16, 2010.
PerkinElmer, Inc., a technology company, focuses on improving the health and safety of people and their environment through scientific solutions and components.
Trustmark Corporation (NASDAQ: TRMK) Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.23 per common share. The dividend is payable March 15, 2010, to shareholders of record on March 1, 2010.
Trustmark Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial solutions to individuals and corporate institutions. 
Roper Industries, Inc.  (NYSE: ROP) Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.0950 per share payable on April 23, 2010 to stockholders of record on April 9, 2010.
Roper Industries, Inc. engages in designing, manufacturing, and distributing energy systems and controls, scientific and industrial imaging products and software, industrial technology products, and radio frequency products and services.
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