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Weekly Summary Corporate dividends, name changes, new listings

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Changes announced in corporate dividends Sept. 26-Sept. 30.

INCREASED DIVIDENDS

Accenture PLC 1.21 from 1.10

American Express Co .32 from .29

Artesian Resources .2283 from .2249

Banner Corp .23 from .21

Calavo Growers Inc .90 from .80

Clarcor Inc .25 from .22

DHX Media Ltd .018 from .016

Hingham Instit For Sv .32 from .30

Idex Corp .34 from .32

Johnson Outdoors Inc .09 from .08

McDonald’s Corp .94 from .89

OGE Energy Corp .3025 from .275

g- Canadian funds

INITIAL DIVIDENDS

Progress Software Corp Del. .125

Reduced Dividends

Plains All American Pipelin .55 from .70

Plains GP Holdings LP .2065 from .231

Other corporate news and listings:

STOCK SPLITS THIS WEEK

Biocept Inc 1 for 3 reverse split

Professional Diversity Network 1 for 8 reverse split

ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS

MINIMUM VALUE $100 MILLION

Medivation Inc – Pfizer Inc (14B)

Outerwall Inc – Apollo Global Management (1.6B)

Polycom Inc – Siris Capital Group LLC (2B)

Sizmek Inc – Vector Capital (122M)

NEW STOCK LISTINGS

NYSE

ELF Beauty Inc

Rivernorth/Doubleline Strategic Opportunity Fund Inc

Valvoline Inc

NASDAQ GLOBAL AND GLOBAL SELECT MARKETS

Cogit Inc

FXCM Inc (from NYSE)

Fulgent Genetics Inc

Gladstone Investment Corp 6.25pc Series D Cumulative Term Preferred Stock

Tabula Rasa HealthCare Inc

STOCKS REMOVED FROM TRADING

NYSE

FXCM Inc

NASDAQ Global and Global Select Markets

Maiden Holdings pfd B

Royal Bank Scotland Group pfd R

Royal Bank Scotland Group pfd T

Sotherly Hotels LP 8.00pc Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2018

CORPORATE NAME CHANGES

Ashland Inc to Ashland Global Holdings Inc

Bio Blast Pharma Ltd to Bioblast Pharma Ltd

Flextronics International Ltd to Flex Ltd

IDI Inc to Cogit Inc

SouFun Holdings Ltd to Fang Holdings Ltd

Zweig Total Return Fund to Virtus Global Dividend & Income Fund