Friday, January 6, 2012

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Post No. 1,408 The following is brought to you by Intellivest Securities Research, Inc. Toward the end of this Blog is a list of the Dow 30 current CEOs, and a ranking of the Dow 30 components by market capitalization and Dow 30 components' SEC filings in each case as of January 1, 2012.

A read of the print editions of Friday's Wall St. Journal, Financial Times, Investor's Business Daily, New York Times, USA Today, Atlanta Journal Constitution and Daily Report (Ga. - carries Bloomberg) yielded the following stories about Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 component companies and the Dow with stories about the Dow aggregated first and then items about Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 companies presented alphabetically, followed by symbol and Thursday's stock prices and related data.

Dow Jones Industrial AverageThe Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Thursday at 12,415.70 down 2.72 or 0.02% from Wednesday's close of 12,418.42. For the year the Dow is up 1.62%. Of the 30 Dow components 11 gained and 19 declined. The biggest gainer dollar-wise was Travelers TRV $59.33 +0.58 0.99% 4,705,414 NYSE and percentage-wise was Bank of America BAC $6.31 +0.50 8.61% 535,276,585 NYSE. The biggest decliner dollar-wise and percentage-wise was Chevron CVX $109.1 -1.08 0.98% 7,073,804 NYSE.

WSJ pC4 "Dow drops ball on first '12 fall" by Steve Russulillo says Boeing was the Dow's biggest decliner falling due to fresh worries over European banks. Bank of America pulled on the upside up 50 cents as it has gained 13% over the past 3 days.

Fin Times p22 "US oil refiners in sharp sell off amid collapsing margins at Tesoro" by Ajay Makan ssays US oil refiners sold off sharply after Tesoro said it could post a 4Q loss of up to 80 cents a share because of collapsing margins.

Inv. Bus. Daily pA1 "Leaders show life as volume picks up" by Paul Whitfield says stocks showed mixed but mostly good action Thursday as there still is a confirmed uptrend for the market.

NYT pB7 "Us shares rally & recover, bu the Euro falls again" by Bloomberg says the stock indexes in the US ended mixed on Thurs but banks and tech firms rallied and employment data bolstered optimism.

USA Today p4B 'Reassuring jobs data offset disappointing retail forecasts" by Bloomberg says stocks were mixed Thurs as a rally by banks and improving jobs data offset reducted profit forecasts at Target & JC Penney. JPMorgan was up 73 cents.

As of the open of the market Friday, the current divisor for the Dow Jones Industrial Average found at page C5 of today's Wall St. Journal is 0.132129493. Friday's trailing P/E ratio is 13.43 unchanged from yesterday's trailing P/E ratio of 13.43 (year ago it was 14.91); today's P/E estimate is 12.49 unchanged from yesterday's P/E estimate of 12.49 (year ago it was 13.65), and today's dividend yield is 2.58 unchanged from yesterday's dividend yield of 2.58 (last year it was 2.46). The Dow's all-time high was 14,164.53 on Oct. 9, 2007. The 12 year low close for the Dow was on March 9, 2009 when it fell to 6,547.05.

Thursday's Dow Jones Industrial Average closing numerator was 1,640.47 down 0.26 from Tuesday's closing numerator of 1,640.83. This is the sum of all 30 closing prices. A short cut to the Dow numerator is to multiply the closing Dow by the Divisor. Now, if you divide the Dow numerator decrease for today by the divisor (0.132129493) you get the decrease in today's Dow. A $1 change in the price of any DJIA stock = a 7.57 change in the average.

The average closing price (the closing numerator divided by 30) of Thursday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $54.68 down $0.01 from Wednesday's average closing price of $54.69. The median closing price of Thursday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $44.88 (DD/HD) up $0.55 from Wednesday's median closing price of $44.88. The lowest volume was 3M MMM $83.8 -0.38 0.45% 3,101,750 NYSE and the highest volume again was Bank of America BAC $6.31 +0.50 8.61% 535,276,585 NYSE.

If Thursday morning before the market opened you had purchased 100 shares of each of the Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 shares (assuming you could buy fractional shares and assuming no transaction costs) and sold at the close you would have lost $27 ($164,084 164,047).

MarketWatch Thursday 1/5/12 4:55 pm by Laura Mandaro says U.S. stocks reverted to gains Thursday, with banks leading the rise that had the S&P 500 extending its advance into a third day, as an improving labor market curtailed concern about Europe. “Markets have comeback for the most part, the ADP employment number was pretty robust, although there were seasonal things in there as well, and jobless claims were in line to modestly better,” said Stephen Carl, a floor trader for the Williams Capital Group. “We’re still contemplating overseas, or the financial situation in Europe,” Carl added. Helping the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA -0.02% recover from a 134-point deficit, Bank of America Corp. BAC -2.38% rallied 8.6% after Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a positive view of banks, saying fourth-quarter results should yield some hopeful signs. Speculation the White House might unveil a new nationwide loan refinancing plan was also in play, sparked in part by a note from Jaret Seiberg, a policy analyst at the Washington Research Group, in which he postured President Barack Obama might place a housing advocate at the Federal Housing Finance Agency.The Dow industrials finished down 2.72 points at 12,415.70. Blue-chip decliners included Boeing Co. BA -1.08% after the plane manufacturer said it fell behind schedule and did not deliver as many 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 jumbo jets as planned last year. Investor nerves are still frayed in spite of respectable, but cautious, auction results from Germany and France, while discussions over Greek haircuts continue. Extending gains into a third day, the S&P 500 SPX +0.29% rose 3.76 points, or 0.3%, to 1,281.06, with financials faring best and energy the greatest laggard among its 10 major industry groups. SunTrust Banks Inc. STI +5.36% gained 5.4% and JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM -1.55% gained 2.1%. Both were tabbed as ‘top picks’ among lenders by Deutsche Bank. Among the index’s notable risers, Monsanto Co.’s MON +5.52% shares gained more than 5% after the seed producer hiked its outlook for the full fiscal year as it reported first-quarter results. Off the S&P 500, Barnes & Noble Inc. BKS -17.05% shares fell 17% after the book seller reduced its profit outlook and said it might separate its electronic and reader business from its physical stores. Barnes & Noble’s Nook reader vies with Inc.’s AMZN +0.01% Kindle and Apple Inc.’s AAPL -0.01% iPad. The Nasdaq Composite COMP +0.81% rose 21.5 points, or 0.8%, to 2,669.86. For every two stocks that fell three gained on the New York Stock Exchange, where nearly 829 million shares traded. Composite volume neared 4.3.billion, in line with 2011’s daily average. Crude-oil futures CL2G -1.71% finished the floor session at $101.81 a barrel, down $1.41, or 1.4%, relinquishing its gain in the final hour of trade after the Energy Department reported inventories climbed last week. “We’re in a tug of war between the belief the U.S. economy is hanging in on one side and the turmoil in Europe and the ripple effects it will likely have everywhere on the other,” said Peter Boockvar, equity strategist at Miller Tabak. U.S. economic data out Thursday included ADP Employer Services reporting a 325,000 increase in private payrolls last month, an increase much better than anticipated. Read more on ADP data. Figures from the Labor Department showed initial applications for jobless benefits falling 15,000 to 372,000 last week. And, the Institute for Supply Management’s index of nonmanufacturing sectors climbed to 52.6% in December. The reports come ahead of Friday’s report on U.S. nonfarm payrolls and the unemployment rate for December from the Labor Department. Overseas, European banks came under pressure on concern about their capital-raising abilities, sending the euro EURUSD -1.19% to a 15-month low against the dollar — and an 11-year low against Japan’s yen EURJPY -0.61%. France sold 10-year bonds at an average yield of 3.29% and Hungary’s one-year bill yield rose to a multi-year high.

Thursday's Closing Dow Numbers and Friday's News:

Symbol Last Sale Change % Change Share Volume Market

AT&T T $30.4 -0.03 0.1% 33,452,736 NYSE: IBD pA2 "AT&T to finish upgrade in '13" says AT&T will finish its wireless network upgrade to give users faster mobile web browsing in '13.

WSJ pB2 "Alcoa to cut capacity 12%" by John Miller says Alcoa will slash global smelting capacity by 12% as high costs and slumping prices threaten profits. It will close the smelter in Alcoa, Tenn.

American Express AXP $48.8 +0.56 1.16% 5,955,045 NYSE: No mentions found.

Bank of America BAC $6.31 +0.50 8.61% 535,276,585 NYSE: WSJ pC3 "Bank of America's newest risk: unicredit sale" by Dana Cimilluca says BofA could be stuck with a hefty bill if its $9.7 bil rights issue for Unicredit doesn't sell out.

WSJ pC4 "Dow drops ball on first '12 fall" by Steve Russulillo says Boeing was the Dow's biggest decliner falling due to fresh worries over European banks. Bank of America pulled on the upside up 50 cents as it has gained 13% over the past 3 days.

Boeing BA $73.53 -0.80 1.08% 6,335,179 NYSE: IBD pAs "Boeing deliveries up 3% in '11", WSJ pB5 "Boeing's orders trail Airbus" by Daniel Michaels says Boeing secured a 2nd place finish in the annual competition for jet orders and deliveries behind Airbus.

WSJ pC4 "Dow drops ball on first '12 fall" by Steve Russulillo says Boeing was the Dow's biggest decliner falling due to fresh worries over European banks. Bank of America pulled on the upside up 50 cents as it has gained 13% over the past 3 days.

Caterpillar CAT $95.52 +0.67 0.71% 5,511,556 NYSE: WSJ pB1 "In US, a cheaper labor pool" by James Hagerty says trying to persuade locked out workers in Canada to accept a sharp cut in pay, Cat is citing lower wages elsewhere, especially those in its rail equipment plant in LaGrange Ill where wage and benefit costs are less than half of those at its Ontario plant.

Chevron CVX $109.1 -1.08 0.98% 7,073,804 NYSE: No mentions found.

CSCO $18.92 -0.07 0.37% 36,517,878 NASDAQ-GS: No mentions found.

Coke KO $69.37 -0.33 0.47% 6,995,914 NYSE: No mentions found.

Disney DIS $39.5 +0.65 1.67% 14,242,740 NYSE: No mentions found.

DuPont DD $46.7 -0.32 0.68% 6,217,073 NYSE: No mentions found.

Exxon XOM $85.76 -0.26 0.3% 16,646,330 NYSE: No mentions found.

GE $18.55 -0.01 0.05% 44,248,642 NYSE: No mentions found.

Hewlett-Packard HPQ $26.5 -0.10 0.38% 13,764,186 NYSE: No mentions found.

Home Depot HD $43.09 +0.35 0.82% 10,056,938 NYSE: No mentions found.

Intel INTC $25.4 +0.29 1.15% 47,171,631 NASDAQ-GS: No mentions found.

IBM $184.66 -0.88 0.47% 4,420,347 NYSE: No mentions found.

JPMorgan JPM $35.68 +0.73 2.09% 37,531,777 NYSE: USA Today p4B 'Reassuring jobs data offset disappointing retail forecasts" by Bloomberg says stocks were mixed Thurs as a rally by banks and improving jobs data offset reducted profit forecasts at Target & JC Penney. JPMorgan was up 73 cents.

Johnson & Johnson JNJ $65.4 -0.08 0.12% 11,716,911 NYSE: No mentions found.

Kraft KFT $37.74 +0.35 0.94% 8,412,491 NYSE: IBDpA2 "Kraft, SaodStream in alliance" says Kraft will partner with Isreali SodaStream a maker of home carbonation systems to make Crystal Light And Country Time available as a carbonated beverage.

McDonald's MCD $99.83 +0.44 0.44% 8,125,040 NYSE: Fin Times p16 "McDonald's farmyard ads draw fire" by Alan Rappeport says McDonald's is accused of farm washing as MCD seeks to harness the growing local food market. Critics say McDonald's food is still unhealth even through the ads show beautiful pastoral farms.

Merck MRK $38.74 +0.40 1.04% 19,972,709 NYSE: No mentions found.

Microsoft MSFT $27.68 +0.28 1.02% 55,452,199 NASDAQ-GS: No mentions found.

Pfizer PFE $21.6 -0.17 0.78% 49,201,487 NYSE: No mentions found.

Procter PG $66.52 -0.28 0.42% 10,023,510 NYSE: No mentions found.

3M MMM $83.8 -0.38 0.45% 3,101,750 NYSE: No mentions found.

Travelers TRV $59.33 +0.58 0.99% 4,705,414 NYSE: No mentions found.

United Technologies UTX $74.33 -0.72 0.96% 4,589,607 NYSE: No mentions found.

Verizon VZ $38.94 -0.27 0.69% 19,807,864 DualListed: No mentions found.

Walmart WMT $59.42 -0.29 0.49% 12,718,475 NYSE: No mentions found.

Here are the current CEOs of the Dow 30 Companies:

AT&T T Randall L. Stephenson (Dallas, TX)
Alcoa AA Klaus Kleinfeld (NY, NY)
American Express AXP Kenneth I. Chenault (NY, NY)
Bank of America BAC Brian T. Moynihan (Charlotte, N.C.)
Boeing BA W. James McNerney, Jr. (Chicago, Ill)
Caterpillar CAT Douglas Oberhelman (Peoria, Ill.)
Chevron CVX John Watson (San Ramon, CA)
Cisco CSCO John Chambers (San Jose, CA)
Coca Cola KO Muhtar Kent (Atlanta, GA)
Disney DIS Robert Iger (Burbank, CA)
DuPont DD Ellen Kullman (Wilmington, DE)
ExxonMobil XOM Rex W. Tillerson (Irving, Tx)
GE Jeffrey R. Immelt (Fairfield, CT)
Hewlett-Packard HPQ Meg Whitman (Palo, Alto, CA)
Home Depot HD Frank Blake (Atlanta, GA)
Intel INTC Paul S. Otellini (Santa Clara, CA)
IBM Virginia M. Rometty (replaces Samuel J. Palmisano 1/1/12) (Armonk, NY)
JPMorgan Chase JPM Jamie Dimon (NY, NY)
Johnson & Johnson JNJ William C. Weldon (New Brunswick, NJ)
Kraft KFT Irene Rosenfeld (Northfield, Ill.)
McDonald's MCD Jim Skinner (Oak Brook, Ill)
Merck MRK Kenneth Frazer (Whitehouse Station, N.J.)
Microsoft MSFT Steve Ballmer (Redmond, WA)
Pfizer PFE Ian Read (NY, NY)
Procter & Gamble PG Bob McDonald (Cincinnati, OH)
3M MMM George W. Buckley (St. Paul, MN)
Travelers TRV Jay S. Fishman (NY, NY)
United Technologies UTX Louis Chenevert (Hartford, CT)
Verizon VZ Lowell McAdam (NY, NY)
Wal-Mart WMT Mike Duke (Bentonville, ARK)

Here are the Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 ranked in order of market capitalization rounded to the nearest 1/2 billion as of 1/1/12 followed by number of shares outstanding rounded to the nearest 1/2 billion:

1. Exxon Mobil XOM $406 [5]
2. Microsoft MSFT 218 [8.5]
3. IBM 216 [1]
4. Chevron CVX 212 [2]
5. WalMart WMT 204.5 [3.5]
6. GE 189 [10.5]
7. Procter & Gamble PG 183.5 [3]
8. Johnson & Johnson JNJ 179 [3]
9. AT&T T 179 [6]
10. Pfizer PFE 166.5 [7.5]
11. Coke KO 159 [2.5]
12. JPMorgan Chase JPM 126.5 [4]
13. Intel INTC 123.5 [5]
14. Merck MRK 115 [3]
15. Verizon VZ 113.5 [3]
16. McDonald's MCD 102.5 [1]
17. Cisco CSCO 97 [5.5]
18. Disney DIS 67.5 [2]
19. United Technologies UTX 66 [1]
20. Kraft KFT 66 [2]
21. Home Depot HD 65 [1.5]
22. Caterpillar CAT 58.5 [.5]
23. 3M MMM 57 [.5]
24. Bank of America BAC 56.5 [10]
25. American Express AXP 54.5 [1]
26. Boeing BA 54.5 [1]
27. Hewlett-Packard HPQ 51 [2]
28. DuPont DD 42 [1]
29. Travelers TRV 24.5 [.5]
30. Alcoa AA 9 [1]

Here are the latest 8K, 10Q & 10K & Proxy & certain other SEC filings as of 1/1/12:

Symbol & Co. Name/Date of Filing/Form Filed/ Comments

AT&T T: 11/28 8K re: redemption of subsidiary Cingular Wirelss' $2.97 bil debt
11/25/11 8K re: withdrawal from FCC of application to buy T-Mobile
11/7/11 10Q for qtr ended 9/30/11
10/27/11 8K re: redemption of 5.87% Notes due 2/1/12
10/20/11 2 8Ks re: 3Qtr results

Alcoa AA: 11/16/11 8K re: exec changes
10/20/11 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30/11
10/14/11 8K re: transcript of 3Qtr earnings call
10/12/11 8K re: 3Qtr results

American Express AXP: 12/15/11 8K re: delinq. & write-off stats for prior 3 months
11/15/11 8K re: delinq. & write-off stats for Aug, Sept & Oct
11/4/11 8K re: exec changes
11/2/11 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30/11
10/19/11 8K re: 3Qtr results
10/17/11 8K re: delinq & write-f stats for 3 months eded 9/30/11

Bank of Am BAC: 12/16/11 8K re: unregistered sale of $885.4 of Senior Notes
12/6/11 8K re: stating it is unaffiliated from IPIC Group's mini-tender off of 4.86% of its common
12/2/11 8K re exchange of $442.3 of senior notes
12/1/11 Proxy re: amendment of Dec. of Trust for Preferred HITs
11/17/11 8K re: exchange of preferred shares
11/2/11 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30/11
10/18/11 8K re: 3Qtr results
10/7/11 8K re: separation contracts with Sallie L. Krawcheck & Joe L. Price

Boeing BA: 12/15/11 8-K/A election of Gregory D. Smith as CFO
11/14/11 8K re: $2.3 bil revolving credit agrmt.
11/1/11 8K re: exec changes
10/26/11 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30/11
10/26/11 8K re: 3Qtr results
10/4/11 8K re: election of ex-Contintel CEO Larry Kellner as Director

Caterpiller CAT: 12/19/11 8K re pst 3 months dealer stats.
12/16/11 8K re extension of stock repurchase plan
11/18/11 8K re: past 3 monts dealer stats
11/4/11 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30
10/24/11 8K re: 3 month dealer stats
10/24/11 8K re: results for quarter ended 9/30/11

Chevron CVX: 12/12/11 8K re grant of exec stock options
11/3/11 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30/11
10/28/11 8K re: 3Qtr results
10/11 8K re: 3Qtr results

Cisco CSCO 12/16/11 8K re pre-arranged exec stock trading plan
12/8/11 8K re amendment of stock option plan
11/22/11 10Q & 8K for Qtr ended 10/29
10/18/11 14A proxy (two) re: Annual Shareholder Meeting to be held 12/7/11 at Santa Clara, CA

Coke KO 12/19/11 re election of ex Mayor of Chicago Richard M. Daley to Board of Dirs.
11/10/11 Prospectus re: exchange of $1.6 bil of 2016 Notes
10/28/11 S-4 re: exchange of 3.3% Notes due '21 for 1.8% Notes due '16
10/27/11 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30/11
10/18/11 8K re: 3Qtr results
9/1/11 8K re: issuance of senior notes

Disney DIS 12/1/11 8K re sale of $1.6 bil of Global Notes
11/23/11 10K & 11/10/11 8K re: results for fiscal year ened 10/1/11
10/25/11 8K re: resignation of Director John E. Bryson to become U.S. Secretary of Commerce
10/7/11 8K re: extension of CEO Robert A. Iger's employment contract

DuPont DD: 11/22/11 8K : re: election of Lee M. Thomas as Director
10/25/11 10Q & 8K re: results for 3Qtr ended 9/30/11

ExxonMobil XOM: 12/6/11 8K re disclosure of exec bonuses and salaries (CEO's Rex Tillerson's base effective 1/1/12 is $2,567,000 and no exec has a contract, all are employees at will
11/29/11 8K re: exec changes
11/3/11 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30/11
10/27/11 8K re: 3Qtr results

GE: 11/8/11 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30/11
10/21/11 8K re: 3Qtr results
9/13/11 8K re: redemption of shares held by Berkshire Hathaway for $3.3 bil

Hewlett-Packard HPQ: 12/14/11 10Q for year ended 10/31/11
12/12/11 8K re close of sale of $3.5 bil of Global Notes
11/8/11 10Q & 11/21/11 8K re: results of year and Qtr ended 10/31/11
11/17/11 8K re: election of Ralph V. Whitworth to Board of Dirs
10/27/11 8K re: decision to keep PC unit
10/3/11 8K re: acceptance of offers to acquire Autonomy
9/29/11 8K re: separation contract with ex-CEO Leo Apotheker
9/28/11 8K re foreign antitrust approval of acquisition of Autonomy
9/22/11 8K re: replacement of CEO Leo Apotheker with Meg Whitman effective immediately
9/19/11 8KA & 8K re: issuance of floating global notes
9/13/11 8K re: purchase of Autonomy Corp.

Home Depot HD: 11/29/11 10Q & 11/15/11 8K re: results of Qtr ended 10/31/11
9/1/11 10Q for quarter ended 7/31/11

Intel INTC: 11/4/11 10Q for Qtr ended 10/1/11
10/19/11 & 10/18/11 8Ks re: Results for Qtr ended 10/1/11
9/19/11 & 9/14/11 8Ks re; offering of $5 bil of notes

IBM: 11/14/11 8K re: $10 bil Credit Agrmt
10/31/11 8K re: offering of $1.85 bil of debt
10/26/11 8K re: election of Virginia M. Rometty as CEO
10/25/11 8K re: election of David Farr, CEO of Emerson, to Bd.
10/25/11 10Q & 10/18/11 8K & 10/17/11 8K re: results for Qtr ended 9/30/11

JPMorganChase JPM: 12/22/11 8K re closing of $1.25 bil 5.4% Notes
12/8/11 8K re increase to share repurchase program
12/8/11 8K re FD disclosure re guidance presentation
11/8/11 8K re: election of James A. Bell as Dir.
11/4 28ks & 10Q re: Qtr ended 9/30/11
10/26/11 8K re: offering of $1.75 mil of 4.35% Notes due '21
10/13/11 8K re: 3Qtr results

Johnson & Johnson JNJ : 12/13/11 8K re closing of divestiture of assets of Ortho Dematologics division which made Retin-!
11/30/11 8K re: purchase of Synthes & offer to hire its CEO
11/22/11 8K re: exec changes
11/8/11 10Q for Qtr ended 10/2
10/27/11 S-4 re: acquisition of Synthes
10/18/11 8K re: results for Qtr ended 10/2/11

Kraft KFT: 12/5/11 8K re appointment of Irene Rosenfeld to lead Global Snacks and Tony Vernon as CEO fo N. American Grocery company
11/4/11 10Q & 11/2/11 8K re: Qtr ended 9/30/11
9/7/11 8K re: FD Disclosure re: presentation at investor conference

McDonald's MCD: 12/2/11 8K re Nov sales rose 7.4%
11/14/11 8K re: Investor Release re: Growth Plans
11/8/11 8K re: Oct sales
11/4/11 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30/11
10/21/11 8K re: results for 3Qtr ended 9/30/11
9/30/11 8K re: issuance of $500 mil med-term notes
9/26/11 8K re; declaration of quarterly cash dividend

Merck MRK: 12/21/11 8K re: technical amendments to bylaws
12/1/11 8K re: election of CEO Ken Frazier to Bd & retirement of former CEO Richard Clark from Board
11/10/11 8K & 11/8/11 10Q re Investor Presentation re results for Qtr ended 9/30/11
10/28/11 8K re: results for 3Qtr
10/12/11 8K/A re: frequency of shareholder advisory votes on exec comp

Microsoft MSFT: 12/22/11 8K/A re frequency of advisory votes on exec pay
11/17/11 8K re: voting results from Annual Shareholder Meeting
10/20/11 10Q & 8K re: results for Qtr ended 9/30/11
10/18/11 & 10/4/11 & 10/3/11 14A Proxies re: Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held 11/15/11 at Bellevue, Wash.

Pfizer PFE: 12/13/11 8K re election of 3 new members to Board
11/10/11 10Q & 11/1/11 8K for Qtr ended 10/2/11

Procter & Gamble PG: 11/3/11 8K re: Guidance
11/1/11 8K re: delay of sale of Pringles to Diamond Food
10/27/11 10Q & 8Ks (two) re: results of 3 Qtr ended 9/30/11
10/14/11 8K re: voting results of annual meeting of shareholders
10/11/11 *K re: quarterly dividend of 52.5 cents
10/11/11 CEO's Bob McDonald speech at annual shareholders meeting
10/6/11 8K re: political contribution policy

3M MMM: 12/6/11 8K re eps guidance
11/3/11 10Q re Qtr ended 9/30/11
11/3/11 8K re: pre-arranged stock trading plan for an exec
10/25/11 8K re: results of 3Qtr
9/29/11 8K re: offer of $4 bil of notes

Travelers TRV: 10/19/11 10Q & 8K re: results for Qtr ended 9/30/11
9/20/11 8K/A re: frequency of non-binding advisory shareholder votes

United Technologies UTX: 11/16/11 8K re: edemption of $500 mil of 6/1% Notes due 5/15/12
11/15/11 8K re: $15 bil Credit Agrmt
10/24/11 10Q & 10/19/11 8K re: results for Qtr ended 9/30/11
10/18/11 8K re: Pratt & Whitney & Rolls Royce partnership to develop next generation engines for mid-size aircraft

Verizon Communications Inc. VZ: 12/6/11 8K re: election of Lowell McAdam as new CEO
12/2/11 8K re purchase of spectrum for $3.6 bil
10/25/11 10Q & 10/21/11 8K re: results for Qtr ended 9/30/11
9/14/11 8K re: presentation to Merrill Lynch Media, Communication & Entertainment Conf.

WalMart WMT: 12/8/11 8K re registration rights agreement with certain selling shareholders
12/8/11 10Q for qtr ended 10/1/11
11/15/11 8K re: results for 3 & 9 months ended 10/31/11
9/29/11 8K re: adoption of Deferred Com Plan