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Guru Stocks Raising Dividends: LDR, ARE, JJSF, CIZN, EDUC

December 12, 2010 | About:
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This is the group of companies who raised their dividend during the week: LDR, ARE, JJSF, CIZN, EDUC

Landauer Inc. (LDR)

Landauer Inc. is the world's provider of analytical services to determine occupational and environmental radiation exposure. Landauer Inc. has a market cap of $601.85 million; its shares were traded at around $64.02 with a P/E ratio of 23.98 and P/S ratio of 5.26. On November 26th the company increased its quarterly dividend to $0.55/share. The dividend is payable on January 3, 2011 to shareholders of record on December 10, 2010. The yield based on the new payout is 3.3%.

Landauer, Inc. reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2010. Revenue grew 22 percent to a record of $114.4 million on contribution from acquired companies and InLight product revenue. Net income rose 1 percent to $23.7 million, or $2.52 per diluted share.

Landauer Inc. is owned by Mario Gabelli.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. (ARE)

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., Landlord and Developer of Choice to the Life Science Industry, is a publicly-traded real estate investment trust focused principally on the ownership, operation, management, selective redevelopment, development and acquisition of life science properties. Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. has a market cap of $3.82 billion; its shares were traded at around $69 with a P/E ratio of 15.72 and P/S ratio of 7.95. On November 29th the company raised its quarterly dividend 29% to $0.45/share. The dividend is payable on January 17, 2011 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 29, 2010. The yield based on the new payout is 2.7%.

Primero Mining Corp. reported financial and operational results for the third quarter of 2010. This resulted in the Company's first reported revenues of $18.9 million, with a net loss of $33.3 million ($0.64 per share) and an adjusted net loss(3) of $9.2 million ($0.17 per share) in the quarter.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. is owned by David Dreman, Ken Heebner, and Ron Baron.

CEO Joel S Marcus, CFO Dean A Shigenaga, and Director Martin A Simonetti sold shares of ARE stock.

J & J Snack Foods Corp. (JJSF)

J & J Snack Foods Corp. manufactures nutritional snack foods which it markets nationally to the food service and retail supermarket industries. J & J Snack Foods Corp. has a market cap of $893.2 million; its shares were traded at around $48.25 with a P/E ratio of 18.63 and P/S ratio of 1.28. On November 29th the company increased its quarterly dividend 9.3% to $0.1175/share. The dividend is payable on January 5, 2011 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 13, 2010. The yield based on the new payout is 1.0%.

J & J Snack Foods Corp. announced record sales and earnings for its third quarter and nine months ended June 26, 2010. Sales for the third quarter increased 6% to $189.7 million from $179.8 million in last year's third quarter. Net earnings increased 6% to $15.9 million from $14.9 million last year. Earnings per diluted share were $.85 for the June quarter compared to $.80 last year. Operating income increased 7% to $26.1 million this year from $24.4 million in the year ago period.

J & J Snack Foods Corp. is owned by Mark Gabelli.

Senior Vice President Robert M Radano and Senior Vice President Gerard Garfield Law sold shares of JJSF stock.

Citizens Holding Company (CIZN)

Citizens Holding Company is a one-bank holding company and the parent company of The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, both headquartered in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Citizens Holding Company has a market cap of $92.65 million; its shares were traded at around $19.15 with a P/E ratio of 12.94 and P/S ratio of 1.89. On November 30th the company raised its quarterly dividend 4.8% to $0.22/share. The dividend is payable December 31, 2010, to shareholders of record as of December 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 13, 2010. The yield based on the new payout is 4.8%.

Citizens Holding Company announced results of operations as of and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010. Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2010 decreased to $1.696 million, or $0.35 per share-basic and diluted, from $1.840 million, or $0.38 per share-basic and $0.37 per share-diluted for the same quarter in 2009.

Educational Development Corp. (EDUC)

Educational Development Corporation is the United States trade publisher of a line of children's books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited. Educational Development Corp. has a market cap of $25.73 million; its shares were traded at around $6.61 with a P/E ratio of 15.74 and P/S ratio of 0.9. On November 30th the company increased its quarterly dividend 25% to $0.15/share. The dividend is payable on December 17 to shareholders of record on December 10. The ex-dividend date is Dec. 8. The yield based on the new payout is 9.38%.


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