Monotype Board Approves Dividend Increase and 3 Stocks Riding 52-Week Highs

Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH): Closing price $46.00

Cardinal Health will purchase the privately-held AssuraMed, a supplier of medical supplies to patients at home, at a price of $2.07 billion. The transaction will be financed with $1.3 billion in new senior unsecured notes and the rest in cash and is expected to close by early April. Shares closed up 1.23 percent on the day at $46.00 and have been traded in a 52-week range of $36.91 to $45.95.

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CBOE Holdings (NASDAQ:CBOE): Closing price $35.69

CBOE Group Chief Operation Officer Edward Tilly informed the Credit Suisse financial services forum that his firm would consider going private if it would benefit shareholders, according to Reuters. Shares closed up 2 percent on the day at $35.69 and have been traded in a 52-week range of $24.56 to $35.10.

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Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA): Closing price $55.23

Lear has confirmed that it has received notification from Marcato Capital Management and Oskie Capital Management stating their intent to nominate three candidates to stand for election to the Lear board of directors at its 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. However, it is not required that the stockholders take any action at this time. Shares closed up 1.92 percent on the day at $55.23, having been traded in a 52-week range of $34.81 to $55.29.

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Monotype Imaging Holdings (NASDAQ:TYPE): Closing price $20.64

The firm’s board okayed a 50 percent increase in the quarterly dividend from 4 to 6 cents per share, payable April 19th, to shareholders of record as of the close on April 1st. Shares closed up 7.61 percent on the day at $20.64, having been traded in a 52-week range of $12.15 to $19.21.

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