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Company News for September 18, 2013

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•    Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) hiked its dividend by 22% to 28 cents a share and also announced a $40 billion buyback plan

•    Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) shares were down 1.2% after it reduced potash and phosphate sales guidance for the quarter

•    Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) shares increased 10.5% after it adopted a shareholder rights plan to counter any takeover

•    Shares of Aeropostale Inc (NYSE:ARO) gained 18.1% after Sycamore Partners revealed it has a 7.9% holding (as of Sep 9) in the company
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