Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Monday's session are Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. (ANH) and Jaguar Mining Inc. (JAG, JAG.T)
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. (ANH) has cut its quarterly dividend 14%, sending shares down 4.4% to $6.74 after hours. The real-estate investment trust said it reinvested scheduled repayments of principal and prepayments of principal from its primarily adjustable-rate mortgage asset portfolio into mortgage assets with interest rates that were lower than what it earned on the principal amount. The company also said interest income in the latest period was hurt by projected premium amortization expense, which is expected to increase from the prior quarter.
Jaguar Mining has named Richard Falconer as its chairman after Gary German stepped down from the position, and said Mr. German and two other directors weren't re-elected to the board at its annual general meeting. Shares were up 1.7% to $1.18 after hours.
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its outlook on Alpha Natural Resources Inc.'s (ANR) junk rating to negative from stable as the U.S. coal industry continues to face stiff headwinds.
Dice Holdings Inc. (DHX), a provider of specialized career-related websites, bought the assets of FINS.com, a career-resource site for financial professionals owned by Dow Jones & Co. Dow Jones is the publisher of The Wall Street Journal and this newswire, and is owned by News Corp. (NWSA, NWS).
Duke Energy Corp.'s (DUK) merger with Progress Energy Inc. (PGN) received approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission, removing a key hurdle to the deal. The companies still need approval from the Public Service Commission of South Carolina before they can close their deal.
FedEx Corp. (FDX) continued to reconfigure its aircraft fleet Friday, disclosing it is buying additional fuel-efficient jets for its domestic routes to replace older models while trimming the number of new Boeing Co. (BA) 777 long-range freighters on order to fly between the U.S. and Asia.
United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) said its freight division is raising its rates by an average 5.9% for noncontractual shipments in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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