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Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) shares increased 2.78 percent to close at $29.99 a share Wednesday. The stock traded between $29.67 and $30.80 on volume of 12.08 million shares traded. The company’s Board of Directors has decided to increase its quarterly dividend 50 percent to $0.15 per share. Shares of Hartford Financial Services Group have gained approximately 33.7 percent year-to-date.
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Home Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: HOMB) shares spiked 12.23 percent to close at $25.61 a share Wednesday. The stock traded between $24.50 and $25.90 on volume of 1.08 million shares traded. The company’s merger with Liberty Bancshares Inc. has prompted Raymond James to upgrade the company’s rating to “outperform” from market perform”. Shares of Home Bancshares have gained approximately 55.0 percent year-to-date.
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Quicksilver Resources Inc. (NYSE: KWK) shares declined 7.18 percent to close at $1.68 a share Wednesday. The stock traded between $1.66 and $1.80 on volume of 2.39 million shares traded. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered the company’s rating to triple-C-plus, seven levels into junk territory. Shares of Quicksilver Resources have fallen approximately 41.0 percent year-to-date.
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Mistras Group Inc. (NYSE: MG) shares declined 16.49 percent to close at $17.07 a share Wednesday. The stock traded between $16.76 and $18.27 on volume of 1.21 million shares traded. The company announced that it expects revenues for fiscal 2013 to be approximately $529 million, compared to their previous guidance range of $525 million to $535 million. Shares of Mistras Group have fallen approximately 31.0 percent year-to-date.
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