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|Includes: BEAM, GPS, HRL, RPM International Inc. (RPM)

 RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) reported first-quarter diluted earnings per share were $0.53, a 7.0% decrease from the $0.57 reported a year ago. analysts average $0.51. RPM beats by $0.02.

On an "as reported" basis, first-quarter net sales of $894.8 million were 2.3% below the $916.0 million reported a year ago
RPM International Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of various specialty chemical products to industrial and consumer markets worldwide. 
Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) Board of Directors voted a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share payable on October 27, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 13, 2010.
Gap Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer 
The Board of Directors of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) declared a regular quarterly dividend of twenty-one cents (21¢) per share on the common capital stock of the corporation. The dividend is to be paid Nov. 15, 2010, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 23, 2010. This is the 329th quarterly dividend.
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products
Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO), declared a regular dividend of 19 cents per share on the Common Stock, payable in cash on December 1, 2010, to stockholders of record at the close of business November 10, 2010.
Fortune Brands, Inc. is a leading consumer brands company.
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