Company News for February 7, 2012

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•    Pharma company Depomed Inc's. (NASDAQ:DEPO) shares advanced 5.37% after the company said it would receive royalties from Merck & Co's (NYSE:MRK) type 2 diabetes drug, Janumet XR

•    Share prices of HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) rose 7.33% to close at $28.40 after the hospital chain reported its fourth-quarter earnings results. Separately, it also announced that it would be paying a special dividend of $2 per share

•    Shares of Lazard Ltd. (NSE:LAZ) fell 4.22% after the investment bank's fourth-quarter earnings figures came in behind analysts’ expectations

•    Share prices of restaurant operator O’Charley’s Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUX) surged 41.96% a share after the company said it would be bought by Fidelity National Inc. (NYSE:FNF)

•    Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) announced its plans to acquire telecom provider SureWest Communications (NASDAQ:SURW) for $23 a share

•    Share prices of Brown & Brown Inc. (NYSE:BRO) gained 4.97% after the risk manager's fourth-quarter profits topped the Street’s expectations

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