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|Includes: HST, PVH, SPLS, SYK, Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM)

 Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) announced fourth quarter non-GAAP diluted earnings per share grew from $0.31 to $0.86. analysts average $0.74. WSM beats by $0.12. 

Net revenues in Q4 09 increased 8.1% to $1.090 billion versus $1.008 billion in Q4 08, including a comparable store sales increase of 7.6%.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of home products.
Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (NYSE: PVH) reported earnings per share was $0.61 on a non-GAAP basis, which exceeded the Company’s earnings guidance and the consensus estimate. Earnings per share in the prior year’s fourth quarter was $0.30 on a non-GAAP basis. analysts averagen 0.59. PVH beats by $0.02.
Revenue was $614.6 million, or an increase of 9% compared to the prior year’s fourth quarter revenue on a non-GAAP basis of $561.3 million. 
Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation designs and markets branded dress shirts, sportswear, and footwear and other related products worldwide.
Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on Staples, Inc. common stock of $0.09 per share, an increase of nine percent over the previous quarterly cash dividend of $0.0825 per share. On an annualized basis, the quarterly dividend is equal to $0.36 per share from the $0.33 per share that the Company paid in 2009. The dividend is payable on April 15, 2010, to shareholders of record on March 26, 2010.
Staples, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an office products company. 
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST) board of directors authorized a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on the Company's common stock.  The dividend is payable on April 15, 2010 to stockholders of record on March 31, 2010.
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). 
Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share payable on April 30, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 30, 2010.
Stryker Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a medical technology company worldwide. 
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