STOCKS IN THE NEWS – SFGate

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NEW YORK (AP) — Changes announced in corporate dividends:

INCREASED DIVIDENDS

Bank of Montreal .86 from .84

Berkley WR Corp .13 from .12

Brandywine Realty Tr .16 from .15

Bunge Ltd .42 from .38

Cabot Corp .30 from .22

Donaldson Inc .175 from .17

El Paso Electric .31 from .295

Extra SpaceS Storage .78 from .59

Flowers Foods Inc .16 from .145

Horace Mann Educator .265 from .25

Insperity Inc .25 from .22

Lowes Companies .35 from .28

National Storage Affil .22 from .20

Netapp Inc .19 from .18

Omnicom Group .55 from .50

PG&E Corp .49 from .455

Raytheon Co .7325 from .67

Supreme Industries A .035 from .03

Tiffany & Co .45 from .40

Vishay Intertech .0625 from .06

Wellesley Bancorp .04 from .03

g- Canadian funds

EXTRA OR SPECIAL DIVIDENDS

Capitol Federal Fin .25

TAL International Group .54

INITIAL DIVIDENDS

Navigators Group Inc .09

United Securities Bcshs .02

REDUCED DIVIDENDS

Ensco PLC .01 from .15

DECLARED STOCK DIVIDEND

Argo Group International 10pc

Southside Bancshares 5pc

Other corporate news and listings:

STOCK SPLITS THIS WEEK

Net Element Inc 1 for 10 reverse split

Pacific Drilling 1 for 10 reverse split

Vical Inc 1 for 10 reverse split

ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS

Minimum value $100 million

L’Air Liquide S.A. – Airgas Inc(13.4B)

NEW STOCK LISTINGS

NYSE

American Homes 4 Rent 6.5pc pfd D

Cotiviti Holdings Inc

GMS Inc

Lasalle Hotel Properties 6.3pc pfd J

Midland States Bancorp Inc

Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc

US Foods Holding Corp

NASDAQ GLOBAL AND GLOBAL SELECT MARKETS

ALJ Regional Holdings Inc (from Nasdaq Capital Mkt)

Clearside Biomedical Inc

Iberiabank Corp pfd C

NASDAQ GLOBAL AND GLOBAL SELECT MARKETS

Breitburn Energy Partners LP

Breitburn Energy Partners LP pfd

Linn Co LLC

Linn Energy LLC

CORPORATE NAME CHANGES

Astro-Med Inc to AstroNova Inc

ITT Corp to ITT Inc

Integrated Electrical Services Inc to IES Holdings Inc