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|Includes: LLL, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), PPG, TXN

 Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced $0.51 per share  compared with $0.34 per share the prior year period. analysts average $0.46. MSFT beats by $0.05

Fourth-quarter revenue were $16.04 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, a 22% increase from the same period of the prior year. 
Microsoft Corporation provides software and hardware products and solutions worldwide. 
The board of directors of PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG)  approved an increase in the company’s dividend, declaring a regular quarterly dividend of 55 cents per share, payable Sept. 10 to shareholders of record Aug. 10.
PPG’s prior quarterly dividend was 54 cents a share. This marks the company’s 448th consecutive dividend payment. PPG has paid uninterrupted annual dividends since 1899
PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and supplies protective and decorative coatings. 
The Board of Directors of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN)  declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share of common stock, payable August 16, 2010, to stockholders of record on July 30, 2010.  
Texas Instruments Incorporated engages in the design and sale of semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide.
L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.40 per share, payable on September 15, 2010 to shareholders of record at close of business on August 17, 2010.
L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. provides government services in the United States and internationally. 
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