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CDTV.net Stock Market News and Dividend Report for Wed February 24, 2010

Posted, by cdtvdotnet on February 24th, 2010

Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) reported, excluding items, earnings were $0.77 per share compared with $0.71 last year. analysts average $0.76. MDT beats by $0.01.

The company reported third quarter revenue of $3.851 billion, a 10 percent increase over third quarter revenue reported a year ago.

Medtronic, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide.
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Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) reported $1.24 eps from 81 cents in the same period a year ago. analysts average $1.16. TGT beats by $0.08.

Net earnings were $936 million for the quarter ended January 30, 2010, compared with $609 million in the quarter ended January 31, 2009.

Target Corporation operates general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States.
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The board of directors of Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) has raised the company’s quarterly dividend by 10 percent to $0.39 per share effective with its dividend payable March 15, 2010, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 1, 2010.

Compass Minerals International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production and marketing of inorganic mineral products in North America and the United Kingdom.
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Fluor Corporation's (NYSE: FLR) board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share on the company's common stock, payable April 2, 2010, to shareholders of record on March 5, 2010.

Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction management, and project management services worldwide.
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The Board of Directors of The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. (NYSE: PBG) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share on PBG's common stock. The dividend is payable March 31, 2010 to PBG shareholders of record on March 5, 2010.

The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. (PBG) operates in the carbonated soft drinks and other ready-to-drink beverages industry.
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The Board of Directors of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) declared a regular quarterly dividend of 33 cents ($0.33) per common share. This dividend is payable March 31, 2010, to shareholders of record as of the close of business March 10, 2010.

The Travelers Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals primarily in the United States.
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News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) declared a dividend of $0.075 per Class A share and Class B share, which represents a 25% increase over the previous dividend. This dividend is payable on April 14, 2010 with a record date for determining dividend entitlements of March 10, 2010.

News Corporation operates as a diversified media company worldwide.
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