Flowers Foods Inc. (NYSE: FLO), reported diluted earnings per share was $.44, a 10.0% increase over the $.40 diluted earnings per share reported for last year's first quarter. analysts average $0.42. FLO beats by $0.02.
For the 16-week first quarter of 2010, sales decreased 1.5% to $795.0 million compared to $807.0 million reported for last year's 16-week first quarter.
Flowers Foods is one of the nation's leading producers and marketers of packaged bakery foods for retail and foodservice customers.
The Board of Directors of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.29 per share of Baxter common stock. This payment represents a continuation of the current rate, which the company increased 12 percent earlier this year. The quarterly dividend is payable on July 1, 2010 to shareholders of record as of June 10, 2010.
Baxter International Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets products that save and sustain the lives of people with hemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other chronic and acute medical conditions.
United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI) Board of Directors declared a second quarter dividend of $0.30 per share for shareholders of record as of June 11, 2010. This is a 3% increase over the $0.29 per share paid in the second quarter of 2009. The dividend payout of approximately $13.1 million on 43.5 million shares is payable July 1, 2010. United has increased its dividend to shareholders for 36 consecutive years.
United Bankshares, with $7.6 billion in assets, has 113 full-service offices in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.
NV Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NVE) board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.11 per share, payable on June 16, 2010 to shareholders of record on June 1, 2010.
NV Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric energy in southern Nevada.
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