Wednesday, April 25, 2012

4/25/12 Wed pm Dow Closes at 13,090.72 up 89.16 or 0.69%

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 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Wednesday at 13,090.72 up 89.16 or 0.69% from Wednesday's close of 13,001.56. Of the 30 Dow components 23 gained and 7 declined. The biggest gainer dollar-wise was  and percentage-wise was Bank of America. The biggest decliner dollar-wise and percentage-wise was Caterpillar.

As of the open of the market on Wednesday the current divisor for the Dow Jones Industrial Average found at page C4 of Wednesday's Wall St. Journal is 0.132129493. Wednesday's trailing P/E ratio is 14.60 up from yesterday's trailing P/E ratio of 14.44 (year ago it was 14.67); today's P/E estimate is 12.32 unchanged from Tuesday's P/E estimate of 12.32 (year ago it was 12.68) and today's dividend yield is 2.52 down from yesterday's dividend yield of 2.54 (last year it was 2.36). 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.

Wednesday's Dow Jones Industrial Average closing numerator was 1,729.66 up 11.94 from Tuesday's closing numerator of 1,717.88. 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 increase for today by the divisor (0.132129493) you get the increase 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 Wednesday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $57.66 up $0.39 from Tuesday's average closing price of $57.27. The median closing price of Wednesday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $52.86 (DD/HD) u p$0.90 from Tuesday's median closing price of $51.96. The lowest volume was United Technologies and the highest volume again was Bank of America.
If Wednesday 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 made $922 ($171,788 - $170,805.91 ).
MarketWatch Wednesday 4/25/12 5:01 pm by Kate Gibson says U.S. stocks extended gains into a second day Wednesday as investors applauded Apple Inc.’s earnings and offered muted reaction to the Federal Reserve’s decision to leave its monetary policy unchanged.Major indexes retained much of the day’s advance as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told reporters that the central bank was comfortable keeping monetary policy “highly accommodative” given economic growth was likely to remain moderate. The central bank stood pat on interest rates as expected and said economic growth would pick up gradually. “As expected, they really did manage to straddle the fence in their commentary, so we’re [the Fed] going to keep doing what we’re doing. It’s like the end of a ‘Batman’ show — tune in next time,” said Derrick Irwin, portfolio manager for Wells Fargo Advantage Funds.
The S&P 500 Index SPX +1.36%  added 18.72 points, or 1.4%, to 1,390.69. The tech sector led gains, surging 3.2%; all 10 industry sectors were higher.
The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP +2.30%  surged 68.03 points, or 2.3%, to 3,029.63, its first close above 3,000 since Friday. For every stock slipping, roughly three gained on the New York Stock Exchange, where 823 million shares traded hands. NYSE composite volume was just under 4 billion, above its past month average. Shares of Apple AAPL +8.87% jumped 8.9%, breaking a five-day losing streak as a number of brokerages raised their price targets a day after the iPhone and iPad maker reported a quarterly profit that blew out expectations.“Apple’s huge positive revenue and earnings surprise should have a ‘halo’ effect over the stock market for at least one trading session,” wrote Fred Dickson, chief investment strategist at Davidson Cos., in a note. “If nothing else, Apple’s astonishing fundamental performance over the last two years strongly suggests consumers will buy outstanding products even at very high prices.” On the New York Mercantile Exchange, oil prices CLM2 -0.07%   climbed 57 cents to $104.12 a barrel. Gold futures GCM2 +0.06%   shed $1.50 at $1,642.30 an ounce. The dollar DXY -0.08% fell against other major currencies including the euro EURUSD +0.1054% , while Treasury prices were mixed, with the 10-year note yield 10_YEAR -0.15%  lately at 1.984%.Ahead of the open, the government reported orders for long-lasting American goods declined in March by the most in three years.


Wednesday's Closing Dow Numbers:


SymbolLast SaleChange% ChangeShare VolumeMarket
TNYSE
AANYSE
AXPNYSE
BACNYSE
BANYSE
CATNYSE
CVXNYSE
CSCONASDAQ-GS
KONYSE
DISNYSE
DDNYSE
XOMNYSE
GENYSE
HPQNYSE
HDNYSE
INTCNASDAQ-GS
IBMNYSE
JPMNYSE
JNJNYSE
KFTNYSE
MCDNYSE
MRKNYSE
MSFTNASDAQ-GS
PFENYSE

PGNYSE
MMMNYSE
TRVNYSE
UTXNYSE
VZDualListed
WMTNYSE



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The following are excerpts from Wednesday morning's Blog.

A read of the print editions of Wednesday's Wall St. Journal, Financial Times, Investor's Business Daily, New York Times, USA Today, Atlanta Journal Constitution & 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 a separate table of Dow component's symbol and Tuesday's stock prices and related data in alphabetical order.

Dow Jones Industrial Average The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Tuesday at 13,001.56 up 74.39 or 0.58% from Monday's close of 12,927.17. For the year the Dow is up 6.42 %. Of the 30 Dow components 24 gained, Merck was unchanged and 5 declined. The biggest gainer dollar-wise was Caterpillar and percentage-wise was AT&T. The biggest decliner dollar-wise and percentage-wise was Walmart.

WSJ pC4 pC4 "DJIA rises 74.39 but Nasdaq falls" by Chris Dieterich says strong quarterly results from a handful of blue chips pushed the Dow higher, but weakness in Apple's shares helped send the nasdaq lower for the 5th day in a row.  Telecoms led the S&P higher.  AT&T rose $1.11 after it said 1Q earnings rose 5.2% as fewer people canceled services, though rev grew slower than expected.  Verizon was up 93 cents.  3M rose $1.36 after it reported 1Q earnings that topped forecasts on higher profit from auto supplies & other ind'l products.  Untied technologies was up 10 cents after it said 1Q results were heped by an upturn in N. Amer. residential air conditioning sales last month.

NYT pB11 "Robust quarterly earnings buoy markets"  by Reuters says the Dow and the S&P rose on Tues lifted by strong earnings reports and upbeat outlooks from big manufacturers like 3M.   AT&T was up 3.6% and United Technologies which beat forecasts was up 0.1%.

Fin Times p22 "Telecoms is top sector gainer as AT&T earnings beat forecast" by Arash massoudi says Netflix shares tumbled as its overseas biz  and slowing subscriber rate dragged on future profits, while Apple fell more than 2% ahead of 2Q results that were released late Tues.  AT&T jumped 3%. Verizon rose.

USA Today p4B "Forecast topping earnings, stabilizing housing lift stocks" by Bloomberg says stocks were mostly higher Tues bouncing back from Mon's decline amid better than estimated earnings at firms from AT&T to 3M and as data indicated the housing market stabilizing.


Tuesday's Dow Jones Industrial Average closing numerator was 1,717.88 up 9.82 from Monday's closing numerator of 1,708.06. 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 increase for today by the divisor (0.132129493) you get the increase 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 Tuesday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $57.27 up $0.33 from Monday's average closing price of $56.94. The median closing price of Tuesday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $51.96 (DD/HD) up$0.50 from Monday's median closing price of $51.46. The lowest volume was United Technologies and the highest volume again was Bank of America.

If Tuesday 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 made $922 ($171,788 - $170,805.91 ).

MarketWatch Tuesday 4/24/12 4:36 pm by Kate Gibson says U.S. stocks mainly rose Tuesday as investors embraced corporate results but sold shares of Apple Inc. ahead of the iPad maker’s quarterly report after the close. “At least we have a day, for the first time in two weeks, where we can focus on the United States and the first-quarter earnings season. And, earnings season seems to be winning today, at least as it pertains to the Dow and the S&P 500,” said Art Hogan, a strategist at Lazard Capital Markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA+0.58% rose 74.39 points, or 0.6%, to 13,001.56. AT&T Inc. T +3.63% led the index’s gains after the phone company reported first-quarter earnings above Wall Street’s estimates as wireless subscribers racked up more time online. “World growth is still alive and well,” said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at Harris Private Bank in Chicago, after 3M Co. MMM+1.56% topped first-quarter profit expectations, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average component and maker of Post-it Notes benefiting from U.S. industrial demand. The S&P 500 indexSPX+0.37% added 5.03 points, or 0.4%, to 1,371.97, with telecommunications fronting gains among the index’s 10 sectors and tech stocks faring the worst. Of the roughly 130 S&P 500 companies that have reported so far, 83% have beat on earnings, 73% have beat on revenues, and year-over-year earnings growth is 6.3% versus expectations of about 1%, according to Hogan’s tally. The Nasdaq Composite /quotes/zigman/123127 COMP-0.30% fell 8.85 points, or 0.3%, to 2,961.60. For every share declining more than two gained on the New York Stock Exchange, where 748 million shares traded. Composite volume neared 3.6 billion. Netflix Inc. NFLX-13.90% shares tumbled 14% after the online video-streaming provider reported first-quarter results late Monday. “Netflix disappointed yesterday and is suffering as a result, but we have decent numbers coming from some industrial-type companies that mitigated that,” said Peter Tuz, president at Chase Investment Counsel Corp. in Charlottesville, Va. Shares of Apple AAPL+6.64% fell 2% ahead of the company’s earnings release after the close. It was the stock’s 10th down day in 11 sessions and extends a loss from its record high close on April 9 to 12%. Tuz said Apple investors were focusing on AT&T results, which showed sales of iPhones were less than expected by some analysts. Still, Tuz added, Apple tends to “beat quite handily and be conservative on their guidance.” “It’s been a tremendous stock, but in the last month or so, it has started to wobble as the thought is, ‘how much better can it get?’” Tuz added. “It’s remarkable the market is doing as well as it is in the face of Apple’s decline this month,” said Ablin of the technology bellwether’s pullback — down 6.6% so far in April. Apple, which represents 4% of the S&P 500, is breathing “rarified air, very few companies get there and stay there very long,” Ablin added of the company’s outsized impact on the overall market. “I think it’s only been five in history, and they haven’t stayed there more than a few months,” Ablin added. Economic data reported Tuesday proved a mixed bag, with a gauge of consumer confidence dipping some but little changed in April, while sales of new homes for March came in stronger than anticipated, signaling some stabilization in the beleaguered real-estate market. A third report showed home prices in 20 U.S. metropolitan areas in February falling 3.5% from the year-earlier period, the smallest 12-month decline since early 2011.

Wednesday's News followed by Tuesday's Closing Dow Numbers:

AT&T:  WSJ pB4 "AT&t hits dry patch with phone contracts" by Greg Bensinger, NYT pB2 "AT&t posts profit despite slow contract growth" by Brian Chen,  Inv. Bus. Daily pA2 "AT&T EPS beats on margins",  say must customers signing 2 year deals are tablet buyers.  AT&T added 187,000 new 2 year contract customers but 180,000 were tablets such as the iPad.  AT&t had 4.3 mil iPhone activations a 43% drop from 4Q.  AT&T is playing catch up with Verizon Wireless in rolling out 4G LTE.    AT&T ahd 1Q profit up 5.2% to $3.6 bil while rev rose 1.8% to $31.8 bil. 

WSJ pB4 "Google tests smartphone direct sales" by Amir Efrati says Goolge on tues will start selling a smartphone direct to consumers online.  People can insert a working AT&T card to get wireless service.  The phone is also available at Verizon.

WSJ pC4 pC4 "DJIA rises 74.39 but Nasdaq falls" by Chris Dieterich says strong quarterly results from a handful of blue chips pushed the Dow higher, but weakness in Apple's shares helped send the nasdaq lower for the 5th day in a row.  Telecoms led the S&P higher.  AT&T rose $1.11 after it said 1Q earnings rose 5.2% as fewer people canceled services, though rev grew slower than expected.  Verizon was up 93 cents.  3M rose $1.36 after it reported 1Q earnings that topped forecasts on higher profit from auto supplies & other ind'l products.  Untied technologies was up 10 cents after it said 1Q results were helped by an upturn in N. Amer. residential air conditioning sales last month.AT&T is charted under Good News.

 NYT pB11 "Robust quarterly earnings buoy markets"  by Reuters says the Dow and the S&P rose on Tues lifted by strong earnings reports and upbeat outlooks from big manufacturers like 3M.   AT&T was up 3.6% and United Technologies which beat forecasts was up 0.1%.

Fin Times p22 "Telecoms is top sector gainer as AT&T earnings beat forecast" by Arash massoudi says Netflix shares tumbled as its overseas biz  and slowing subscriber rate dragged on future profits, while Apple fell more than 2% ahead of 2Q results that were released late Tues.  AT&T jumped 3%. Verizon rose.

 USA Today p4B "Forecast topping earnings, stabilizing housing lift stocks" by Bloomberg says stocks were mostly higher Tues bouncing back from Mon's decline amid better than estimated earnings at firms from AT&T to 3M and as data indicated the housing market stabilizing.


Alcoa: No mentions found.

American Express: No mentions found.

Bank of America:  WSJ pC3 "Moody's hears ti from banks" by Robin Sidel says Bank of America and JPMorgan are jawboning Moody's Ivnestors Services ahead of potential downgrades expected this spring.

Boeing:  WSJ pB2 "Spirit Aerosystems Boeing supplier returns to operation after storm" by Tess Stynes says the Wichita, Kan supplier suffered tornado damage more than a week ago but has recovered.

Caterpillar: No mentions found.

Chevron: No mentions found.

Cisco: No mentions found.

Coke: No mentions found.

Disney: No mentions found.

DuPont: No mentions found.

Exxon: No mentions found.

GE: No mentions found.

Hewlett-Packard: No mentions found.

Home Depot: No mentions found.

Intel: No mentions found.

IBM:  Inv. Bus. Daily pA2 "IBM" says IBM upped quarterly dividend 13% to 85 cents and OK'd $7 bil stock buyback.

Inv. Bus. Daily pA5 "SAS analyzxes how it stays ahead of IBM . . ." by Pete Barlas is an interview with an SAS exec, Jim Davis.

JPMorgan:  Fin times p14 "JPMorgan relocates key official to Asia" by Tom Briathwaite, WSJ pC3 "JPMorgan shifts top banker to Asia" by Alison Tudor says Jeff Urwin, JPMorgan's global head of investment banking is moving to Hong Kong to shore up a weak part of JPMorgan's int'l franchise.

WSJ pC3 "Moody's hears ti from banks" by Robin Sidel says Bank of America and JPMorgan are jawboning Moody's Ivnestors Services ahead of potential downgrades expected this spring.

Johnson & Johnson

Kraft:  Fin Times p12 "Hershey and Cadbury" says Hershey may have been right in letting Kraft buy Cadbury instead of outbidding it as Kraft's total shareholder return since then trails Hershey's by 45%.

McDonald's: No mentions found.

Merck: No mentions found.

Microsoft:  WSJ pC14 "Nokia: cheap but not attractive" by Rolfe Winkler says Lumia is Nokia's new device running Microsoft's mobile oeprating system.

Pfizer: No mentions found.

Procter & Gamble: No mentions found.

3M:  Fin Times p7 "3M outperforms", NYT pB7 "rising demand in US helps 3M beat earnings estimates" by Bloomberg, Inv. Bus. Daily pA1 "United Tec, 3M: Q1 EPS top" say 3M had profits rising to $1.13 bil or $1.59 a share from $1.08 bil or $1.49 a year earlier.  3M raised the low end of its '12 profit forecast to $6.35 to $6.50 a share from a prior floor of $6.25.  Sales rose 2.4% to $7.49 bil

 USA Today p4B "Forecast topping earnings, stabilizing housing lift stocks" by Bloomberg says stocks were mostly higher Tues bouncing back from Mon's decline amid better than estimated earnings at firms from AT&T to 3M and as data indicated the housing market stabilizing.

WSJ pC4 pC4 "DJIA rises 74.39 but Nasdaq falls" by Chris Dieterich says strong quarterly results from a handful of blue chips pushed the Dow higher, but weakness in Apple's shares helped send the nasdaq lower for the 5th day in a row.  Telecoms led the S&P higher.  AT&T rose $1.11 after it said 1Q earnings rose 5.2% as fewer people canceled services, though rev grew slower than expected.  Verizon was up 93 cents.  3M rose $1.36 after it reported 1Q earnings that topped forecasts on higher profit from auto supplies & other ind'l products.  Untied technologies was up 10 cents after it said 1Q results were heped by an upturn in N. Amer. residential air conditioning sales last month.

 NYT pB11 "Robust quarterly earnings buoy markets"  by Reuters says the Dow and the S&P rose on Tues lifted by strong earnings reports and upbeat outlooks from big manufacturers like 3M.   AT&T was up 3.6% and United Technologies which beat forecasts was up 0.1%.

Travelers

United Technologies:  Fin Times p7UTC let down by Otis elevator unit in China" by Jeremy Lemer, NYT pB2 "United Technologies' profit rises 19%, topping expectations" by AP, Inv. Bus. Daily pA1 "United Tec, 3M: Q1 EPS top" say UTX reported Tues net income of $1.2 bil or $1.31 a share vs last year $1.05 bil or $1.06.  Rev was $12.42 bil down 2% from same period last year. 

WSJ pC4 pC4 "DJIA rises 74.39 but Nasdaq falls" by Chris Dieterich says strong quarterly results from a handful of blue chips pushed the Dow higher, but weakness in Apple's shares helped send the nasdaq lower for the 5th day in a row.  Telecoms led the S&P higher.  AT&T rose $1.11 after it said 1Q earnings rose 5.2% as fewer people canceled services, though rev grew slower than expected.  Verizon was up 93 cents.  3M rose $1.36 after it reported 1Q earnings that topped forecasts on higher profit from auto supplies & other ind'l products.  Untied technologies was up 10 cents after it said 1Q results were heped by an upturn in N. Amer. residential air conditioning sales last month.

NYT pB11 "Robust quarterly earnings buoy markets"  by Reuters says the Dow and the S&P rose on Tues lifted by strong earnings reports and upbeat outlooks from big manufacturers like 3M.   AT&T was up 3.6% and United Technologies which beat forecasts was up 0.1%.

Verizon:  WSJ pB4 "AT&t hits dry patch with phone contracts" by Greg Bensinger says must customers signing 2 year deals are tablet buyers.  AT&T added 187,000 new 2 year contract customers but 180,000 were tablets such as the iPad.  AT&t had 4.3 mil iPhone activations a 43% drop from 4Q.  AT&T is playing catch up with Verizon Wireless in rolling out 4G LTE.    AT&T ahd 1Q profit up 5.2% to $3.6 bil while rev rose 1.8% to $31.8 bil.

 Fin Times p22 "Telecoms is top sector gainer as AT&T earnings beat forecast" by Arash massoudi says Netflix shares tumbled as its overseas biz  and slowing subscriber rate dragged on future profits, while Apple fell more than 2% ahead of 2Q results that were released late Tues.  AT&T jumped 3%. Verizon rose.

WSJ pB4 "Google tests smartphone direct sales" by Amir Efrati says Goolge on tues will start selling a smartphone direct to consumers online.  People can insert a working AT&T card to get wireless service.  The phone is also available at Verizon.

Walmart:  WSJ pB3 "Walmart ups defenses" by Miguel Bustillo, NYT pB1 "Walmart vows to fix its controls" by Andrew Martin, WSJ pA13 "Walmart innocents abroad" by Holman Jenkins, USA Today p3B "Groups call for proble of Walmart" by Hadley Malcolm say Walmart stepped up damage control as the editorial says after heads have rolled, Walmart shareholders may be secretly thankful that Walmart execs sacrificed themselves to win a good place in Mexico for Walmart.  USA Today says groups are uring Walmart's expansion methods in US be investigated.

Daily Report p5 "Walmart's nondisclosure was high risk" by Sue Reisinger, Fin times p8 "Walmart's woes" say Walmart messed up in not reporting the bribery allegations earlier. Fin Times says investigators should now leave no stone unturned.


Tuesday's Closing Dow Numbers:
SymbolLast SaleChange% ChangeShare VolumeMarket
TNYSE
AANYSE
AXPNYSE
BACNYSE
BANYSE
CATNYSE
CVXNYSE
CSCONASDAQ-GS
KONYSE
DISNYSE
DDNYSE
XOMNYSE
GENYSE
HPQNYSE
HDNYSE
INTCNASDAQ-GS
IBMNYSE
JPMNYSE
JNJNYSE
KFTNYSE
MCDNYSE
MRKNYSE
MSFTNASDAQ-GS
PFENYSE
PGNYSE
MMMNYSE
TRVNYSE
UTXNYSE
VZDualListed
WMTNYSE
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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 (Armonk, NY)

JPMorgan Chase JPM Jamie Dimon (NY, NY)

Johnson & Johnson JNJ William C. Weldon to be replaced by Alex Gorsky 4/24/12 (New Brunswick, NJ)

Kraft KFT Irene Rosenfeld (Northfield, Ill.)

McDonald's MCD Jim Skinner to be replaced July 1 by Don Thompson (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 Inge Thulin (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)

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Here are the Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 as of 4/15/12 ranked in order of market capitalization rounded to the nearest 1/2 billion followed by number of shares outstanding rounded to the nearest 1/2 billion:


1. Exxon Mobil XOM $4391 [5]

2. Microsoft MSFT 258.5 [8.5]

3. IBM 235 [1]

4. WalMart WMT 203.5 [3.5]

5. GE 200 [10.5]

6. Chevron CVX 199 [2]

7. Procter & Gamble PG 181 [3]

8. AT&T T 181 [6]

9. Johnson & Johnson JNJ 175 [3]

10. JPMorgan Chase JPM 165 [4]

11. Pfizer PFE 164.5 [7.5]

12. Coke KO 162 [2.5]

13. Intel INTC 140.5 [5]

14. Merck MRK 115 [3]

15. Cisco CSCO 107 [5.5]

16. Verizon VZ 104.5 [3]

17. McDonald's MCD 98.5 [1]

18. Bank of America BAC 93.5 [10.5]

19. Home Depot HD 77.5 [1.5]

20. Disney DIS 75 [2]

21. United Technologies UTX 72.5 [1]

22. Caterpillar CAT 68.5 [.5]

23. American Express AXP 67 [1]

24. Kraft KFT 66 [2]

25. 3M MMM 59.5 [.5]

26. Boeing BA 54.5 [1]

27. Hewlett-Packard HPQ 48.5 [2]

28. DuPont DD 48.5 [1]

29. Travelers TRV 22.5 [.5]

30. Alcoa AA 10.5 [1]



Here are the latest 8K, 10Q & 10K & Proxy & certain other SEC filings as of 4/15/12:



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



AT&T T: 3/12/12 Proxy Materials re: Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on 4/27/12 at 9 a.m. at Grand American Hotel, Salt lake City, Utah

2/29/12 8K re: redemption of 5.87% Notes due 5/15/12

2/24/12 10K for FY ended 12/31/11

2/21/12 Prelim Proxy re: Annual Meeting of Stockholders on 4/27/12 Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah

2/13 8K re: sale of $3 bil Global Notes



Alcoa AA: 4/11/12 8K re: 1Q results

3/12/12 & 3/1/12 Proxy re: Annual Meeting of Shareholders 5/4/12 9:30 am, Fairmont Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

2/28/12 10K/A & 2/16/12 10K for FY ended 12/31/11

2/26/12 8K re: amendment to bylaws re: notice to shareholders



American Express AXP: 3/26/12 8K re: dividend of 20 cents a share payable 5/10 to holders at 4/5 & stock buyback plan of up to 150 mil shares

3/20 & 3/2/12 Proxy re: Annual Meeting of Shareholders 4/30/12 9 am American Express HQ, NYC

3/15/12 8K re: delinq. & write-off stats thru 2/29

3/13/12 8K re: Comprehensive Capital Plan

2/29/12 & 2/24/12 10K/A & 10K for FY ended 12/31/11

2/15/12 8K re: Deling & write-off stats for 3 months ended 1/31/12

2/13/12 8K re: retirement of Director Dan Akerson



Bank of Am BAC: 4/11/12 8K re: reclassification of business segments

3/16/12 8K re: sale of preferred stock

2/23/12 10K for FY ended 12/31/11

2/10/12 8K re: settlement of mortgage abuse case with state & fed regulators



Boeing BA: 3/16/12 Proxy materials re: Annual Meeting of Shareholders 4/30/12 10 am Field Museum, Chicago

2/29/12 8K re: grant of stock options to exec

2/9/12 10K for year ended 12/31/11



Caterpillar CAT: 4/12/12 8K re: election of fromer Utah Gov. and Ambassador Jon Huntsman to Board of Dirs.

4/11/12 Proxy materials re: Annual Meeting of Stockholders on 6/13/12 at 8 am, Marriott Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas

3/20/12 8K re: dealer stats thru 2/12

2/21/12 10K for FY ended 12/31/11

2/21/12 8K re: Jan '12 dealer stats



Chevron CVX: 4/12/12 & 3/29/12 Proxy material re: Annual Meeting og stockholders on 4/4/12 9:30 am HQ, San Ramon, CA

4/10/12 8K re: 1Q update

3/29/12 8K & Proxy materials re: amendment of bylaws re: litigation in Delaware courts, raise of CEO and other execs' salaries and election of Charles "Wick" Moorman to Board of Dirs.

2/23/12 10K for FY ended 12/31/11



Cisco CSCO : 3/27/12 8K re: execs' pre-arranged stock trading plans

3/15/12 8K re: acquisition of NDS Group Ltd, a provider of video software for $5 bil

2/21/12 10Q for Qtr ended 1/28/12

2/17/12 8K re: $3 bil credit agreement with Bank of America

2/8/12 8K re: 2Q results



Coke KO 3/14/12 8K re: closing of sale of over $1 bil of notes

3/8/12 Proxy materials re Annual meeting of shareowners 4/15/12 9:30 am Cobb Galeria, Atlanta

2/23/12 10K for FY ended 12/31/11

2/21/12 8K re: election of Robert A. Kotick as Dir.

2/15/12 8K re: adoption of restricted stock plan

2/7/12 8K re: 4Q & full year '11 results



Disney DIS 3/16/12 8K re: amendment to 2011 Stock Incentive Plan

2/13/12 8K re: sale of $1 bil of 1.125% Global Notes due '17

2/7/12 10Q for 12/31/11

2/7/12 8K re: 1Q results



DuPont DD: 4/3/12 & 3/16/12 Proxy material re: Annual meeting of stockholders 4/25/12 10:30 am HQ Wilmington, Del

3/15/12 8K re: retirement of William K. Reilly from Board of Dirs.

2/9/12 10K re: FY ended 12/31/11



ExxonMobil XOM: 4/12/12 Proxy materials re: Annual meeting of shareholders 5/30/12 9 am Meyerson Center, Dallas

3/28/12 8K re: Fin'l Operations review info on website

3/14/12 8K re: transcript of 3/8 analysts meeting

2/29/12 8K re: election of Henrietta H. Fore as Dir.

2/24/12 10K for FY ended 12/31/11

2/23/12 8K re: worldwide proved oil & gas reserves



GE: 4/9/12 & 3/9/12 Proxy material re: Annual meeting of shareholders on 4/25/12 10 am Detroit Marriott

4/6/12 8K re: downgrade of GE senior unsecured debt rating by Moodys from Aa2 to aa3 and other downgrade

3/16/12 8K re: GE Capital segment fin'l info as of 12/31/11

1/20/12 8K re: 2/24/12 10K re: FY ended 12/31/11



Hewlett-Packard HPQ: 3/23/12 8K re: exec changes and amendment to bylaws decreasing Board of Dirs from 14 to 11

3/12/12 10Q for Qtr ended 1/31/12

3/12/12 8K re: underwriting of $2 bil of Global Notes

2/22/12 8K re: 1Q results ended 1/31/12

2/3/12 Proxy re: 3/21/12 Annual meeting of shareholders at Santa Clara, CA Convention Ctr.



Home Depot HD: 4/2/12 Proxy material and 10K for year ended 1/29/12 and material re: Annual meeting of shareholders on 5/17 at 9 am at Cobb Galeria, Atlanta

2/21/12 8K re: FY '11 results & FY '12 guidance



Intel INTC: 4/4/12 Proxy material re: annual stockhodles meeting 5/17/12 8:30 am HQ, Santa Clara, CA

2/28/12 8K re: expansion of JV with Micron Tech for flash memory

2/23/12 10K for FY ended 12/31/11

2/9/12 8K re: settlement of antitrust case brought by NY Atty Gen'l



IBM: 3/22/12 & 3/12/12 Proxy material re: Annual meeting of stockholders on 4/24/12 10 am Charleston Convention Center, S.C.

2/28/12 10K for FY ended 12/31/11

2/9/12 8K re: underwriting agreement for 2.2% Notes due '17

2/3/12 8K re: underwriting agreement for notes due '15 - '17

2/3/12 8K re: exec salaries for top 5 execs



JPMorganChase JPM: 4/13/12 2 8Ks re: fin'l info on website & 1Q results

4/4/12 Proxy material re: annual meeting of shareholders 5/15/12 at JPM campus in Tampa, Fl

4/4/12 8K re: annual report on website

3/29/12 8K re: Reg. statement re: Global Med. Term Notes'

3/27/12 8K re: changes to Board of Dirs: election of Tim Flynn and retirement of William Gray & David Novak

3/14/12 8K re: dividend of 30 cents payable 4/30 to record holders as of 4/5 and $15 bil share buyback program

3/1/12 8K re: 2/28/12 Investor Day Presentation

2/29/12 10K for FY ended 12/31/11

2/9/12 8K re: global settlement of mortgage foreclosure suits brought by state & fed regulators



Johnson & Johnson JNJ : 4/9/12 8K re: resignation of Vice Chair of Board, Sheri S. McCoy to join Avon as CEO

4/3/12 & 3/14/12 Proxy material re: Annual meeting of Shareholders on 4/26/12 10 am Grand Hyatt New Brunswick, NJ

3/28/12 8K re: new format for sales results

2/23/12 10K for FY ended 12/31/11

2/21/12 8K re: election of Alex Gorsky as CEO & Dir as of 4/26/12



Kraft KFT: 4/2/12 & 3/23/12 Proxy material re: Annual meeting of shareholders on 5/23/12 at North Shore Performing Arts Center in Skokie, Ill.

3/20/12 8K re: $2.1 bil of costs and expenses re: spin-off of N. Amer. grocery business

3/15/12 8K re: nominations of Terry Lundgren & Jorge Mesquita to Board of Dirs.

3/14/12 8K re: revolving credit agreement

2/27/12 10K for FY ended 12/31/11

2/21/12 2 8Ks re: '11 operating results & 4Q results



McDonald's MCD: 4/13/12 & 3/7/12 Proxy materials re: annual meeting of shareholders on 5/24/12 at HQ at Oak Brook, Ill.

3/26/12 8K re: retirement of James Skinner as CEO effective 6/30/12 and his replacement as CEO of Donald Thompson

3/8/12 8K re: Feb. '12 sales results

3/7/12 Prelim Proxy re: Annual Meeting of Shareholders 5/24/12 at McDonald's HQ Oak Brook, Ill.

2/24/11 10K for FY ended 12/31/11

2/10/12 8K re: grant of exec stock options

2/8/12 8K re: Jan '12 sales

2/7/12 8K re: issuance of $750 mil med term notes



Merck MRK: 4/12/12 Proxy materials re: annual meeting of Shareholders on 5/22/12 8:30 am at Bridgewater Marriott in NJ

3/30/12 8K re: Retirement from Board of Dirs of Steven Goldstone & Harry Jacobson

2/28/12 10K for FY ended 12/31/11

2/9/12 8K re: Dr. Thomas Shenk retiring from Board of Dirs.

2/2/12 8K re: full year & 4Q results 12/31/11



Microsoft MSFT: 2/27/12 8K re: election of John W. Thompson as Dir.

1/27/12 10Q/A & 1/19/12 10Q for year ended 12/31/11

1/19/12 8K re: 2Q 12/31/11 results



Pfizer PFE: 3/15/12 Proxy materials re: Annual meeting of shareholders 4/26/12 8:30 am Westin Governor Morris, Morristown, NJ

2/28/12 10K for FY ended 12/31/12

1/31/12 8K re: 4Q & full year 12/31/11 results



Procter & Gamble PG: 4/13/12 8K re: dividend of 0.562 cents payable 5/15/12 to record holders at 4/27

2/23/12 8K re: Consumer Analyst Conference slides 2/23/12

2/15/12 8K re: sale of Pringles to Kellogg for $2.7 bil in cash

2/10/12 8K re: restructuring of Beauty & Grooming Global Business Unit

2/6/12 8K re: issuance of $2 bil 2.3% & floating rate notes



3M MMM: 3/21/12 Proxy materials re: annual meeting of stockhodlers 5/8/12 10 am River Centre, St. Paul, Minn

2 8ks 2/21/12 & 2 8ks 2/16/12 re: exec pre-arranged stock trading plans

2/16/12 10K FY 12/31/11

2/8/12 8K re: Inge G. Thulin replacing George W. Buckley as CEO on 2/24/12



Travelers TRV: 4/10/12 Proxy materials re: Annual meeting of shareholders on 5/23/12 11 am Hartford, Marriott

2/16/12 10K FY 12/31/11

United Technologies UTX: 4/13/12 8K re: retriement of charles Lee from Board of Dirs.

3/22/12 & 2/24/12 Proxy materials re: 4/11/12 Annual Meeting of Shareholders Riviera Theatre Charleston, SC

3/15/12 8K re: structure for proposed Goodrich acquisition

2/17/12 8K re: election of Pedro Baranda as Pres. of Otis Elevator

2/9/12 10K for year ended 12/31/11



Verizon Communications Inc. VZ: 4/2/12 & 3/19/12 Proxy material re: Annual meeting of shareholders on 5/3/12 at 10:30 at Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Al.

2/24/12 10K FY 12/31/11



WalMart WMT: 3/27/12 10K for year ended 1/31/12

2/21/12 8K re: 4Q results

1/25/12 8K re: election of Rosalind Brewer as CEO of Sam's Club

12/8/11 8K re registration rights agreement with certain selling shareholders

12/8/11 10Q for qtr ended 10/1/11

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