Company News for February 7, 2012 - Corporate Summary

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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

BROWN & BROWN ( BRO ): Free Stock Analysis Report
OCHARLEYS INC ( CHUX ): Free Stock Analysis Report
DEPOMED INC ( DEPO ): Free Stock Analysis Report
FIDELITY NAT FI ( FNF ): Free Stock Analysis Report
HCA HOLDINGS ( HCA ): Free Stock Analysis Report
LAZARD LTD (LAZ): Free Stock Analysis Report
MERCK & CO INC (MRK): Free Stock Analysis Report
SUREWEST COMM (SURW): Free Stock Analysis Report
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This article appears in: Investing , Business , Investing Ideas , Stocks
Referenced Stocks: BRO , CHUX , DEPO , FNF , HCA

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