EdR BOD APPROVES Quarterly Dividend and 4 Stocks that Have Hit 52-Week Highs

Cf Industries Holdin (NYSE:CF): Mosaic believes the phosphate market is tight during FY13, and the potash market remains stable. The shares closed at $203.64, up $4.99 or 2.51% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $115.34 to $203.32.

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Csr Plc (CSRE) has announced a conditional binding agreement with Samsung (SSNLF) for the transfer of CSR’s development operations regarding handset connectivity as well as location, including 310 people, together with certaing CSR technology rights in these areas for a possible $310 million in cash. No revenues associated with existing CSR handset products will be transferred. Also, Samsung intends to invest $34.4 million in return for new ordinary CSR shares, totalling 4.9 percent of the company’s current issued share capital for 223p per share with the completion of the transaction. The company plans to return as much as $285 million to holders of both its ordinary shares and its American Depositary shares, and the transaction should be complete by Q4’s end. The shares closed at $17.78, up $4.22 or 31.12% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $9.35 to $17.24.

Discover Financial (NYSE:DFS): following yesterday’s news that the U.S. has gotten a favorable ruling from the WTO over the dispute over American companies to enter China’s $1 trillion electronic payments market, the Associated Press reports. China will be able to appeal the ruling, and Beijing will take months to implement it, the news service adds. If China does not comply with the ruling, the U.S. may add tariffs to Chinese exports. The shares closed at $35.69, up $0.54 or 1.54% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $20.51 to $35.72.

Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS): According to the Los Angeles Times, TV Everywhere, which is an initiative to allow cable TV subscribers to watch content online through computers and mobile devices, has had trouble gaining traction while the media industry fights for an agreement regarding how to put content on the Web while combating the “cord cutting” trend. The shares closed at $49.35, up $1.49 or 3.11% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $28.19 to $48.95.

Education Realty Tru (NYSE:EDR) announced the approval of a $0.10 per share cash dividend of its common stock by its board of directors. The dividend will be payable on August 15, 2012 to shareholders of record  as of July 31, 2012. This dividend increase makes the annualized dividend of $0.40 per share represent a 3.5 percent yield based on the EdR stock’s closing price on July 16, 2012. The shares closed at $11.75, up $0.21 or 1.82% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $7.16 to $11.58.

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