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CDTV.net Stock Market News and Dividend Report for Tue May 18, 2010.

|Includes: Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW), NHP, PRGO, PX

 Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW), reported diluted earnings per share increased 6.3 percent to $0.34 from $0.32 in the first quarter of 2009. analysts average $0.31. LOW beats by $0.03. 

 
 
Net earnings were $489 million for the quarter ended April 30, 2010, a 2.7 percent increase from the same period a year ago. Sales for the quarter increased 4.7 percent to $12.4 billion, up from $11.8 billion in the first quarter of 2009.
 
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW), is a home improvement retailer. 
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The board of directors of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) declared a quarterly dividend of 45 cents per share, unchanged from the previous quarter. The dividend is payable on June 15, 2010 to shareholders of record on June 7, 2010.
 
Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide. 
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Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NHP) Board of Directors declared a quarterly common stock cash dividend of $0.45 per share, a $0.01 increase from the prior quarterly dividend of $0.44 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 4, 2010 to stockholders of record on May 21, 2010.
 
Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests primarily in healthcare real estate in the United States.
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Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.0625 per share, payable on June 15, 2010 to shareholders of record on May 28, 2010.
 
Perrigo Company is the world's largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store brand market.
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