Thursday, November 1, 2012

11/1/12 Thurs pm Dow Closes at 13,232.62 up 136.16 or 1.0%

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Post No. 1,881 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 recent ranking of the Dow 30 components by market capitalization and recent Dow 30 components' SEC filings.

 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Thurs. at 13,232.62 up 136.16 or 1.04%  from Wednesday's close of 13,096.46. Of the Dow components  26 gained, McDonald's was unchanged and   3 declined. The biggest gainer dollar-wise was Caterpillar up $2.83  and percentage-wise was Bank of America up 4.51%. The biggest decliner dollar-wise and percentage-wise was Walmart down $1.57 or 2.09%.



As of the open of the market on Thursday the current divisor for the Dow Jones Industrial Average found at page C5 of Thursday's Wall St. Journal is 0.130216081. Thursday's trailing P/E ratio is 14.15 up from Wednesday's trailing P/E ratio of 13.95 (year ago it was 12.78); today's P/E estimate is 12.35 unchanged from Wednesday's P/E estimate of 12.35  (year ago it was 12.59) and today's dividend yield is 2.59 unchanged from Wednesday's dividend yield of 2.59 (last year it was 2.62). 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 1,723.10 up 17.73 from Wednesday's closing numerator of 1,705.37. 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 (0.130216081) you get the increase in today's Dow. A dollar increase or decrease in a Dow stock results in a $7.68 change in the Dow Index.

The average closing price (the closing numerator divided by 30) of Thursday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $57.44 up 69 cents from Wednesday's average of $56.85. The median closing price of Thursday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $53.37     (DIS/UNH) up 80 cents from Wednesday's median closing price of 52.57. The lowest volume was 3M and the highest volume again was Bank of America.

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 or dividends) and sold at the close you would have made $1,773       ($172,310 - $170,537).

11/1/12 Thurs. 4:25  MarketWatch by Deborah Levine & Polya Lesova says U.S. stocks started Nov. strong due to good news from US & China that the global economic recovery remains on track.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA +1.04% advanced 136.16 points, or 1%, to end at 13,232.62, with only three of its 30 components losing ground. It rose as high as 13,273.71 intraday.
Glimpses of Sandy's impact on business emerge as airlines and hotels report lost revenue while builders of infrastructure like power lines say repair work could boost their bottom lines. This is the blue-chip index’s largest point gain since Sept. 13. The S&P 500 index SPX +1.09% gained 15.43 points, or 1.1%, to 1,427.59, with industrials and information technology the top gainers among its 10 major industry groups. The Nasdaq Composite COMP +1.44% climbed 42.83 points, or 1.4%, to 3,020. Advancers outnumbered decliners by a three-to-one ratio on the New York Stock Exchange.
“The data still tells me we’re in a modest growth and modest inflation economy going into next year,”said Scott Wren, senior equity strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors. Still, he said some caution is warranted as the day’s outsized moves come after a pullback in recent weeks, with Friday bringing the government’s monthly employment report. Also, the presidential election on Tuesday will be key in how the U.S. will tackle a package of expiring tax breaks and spending measures that threaten to push the economy into a recession. “I don’t think you can read too much into this particular bounce but we want clients positioned for a continuation of the recovery,” Wren said. “I don’t want to read too much into the day’s move because tomorrow could erase it with one fell swoop or build on it.”
The economic data was mostly positive on Thursday. Shortly after the market opened, the Conference Board said its consumer-confidence index increased to 72.2 in October from a downwardly revised 68.4 in September. The Institute for Supply Management’s index of purchasing managers edged up to in October, with the data exceeding Wall Street expectations.“We have improving U.S. economic data across the board, juxtaposed against worries about the fiscal cliff,” said Art Hogan, market strategist at Lazard Capital Markets, of reports illustrating improved confidence and “mildly better” manufacturing data. The day began on a higher note after better-than-expected economic data from China, which was “followed up with better reports from ADP and jobless claims,” Hogan said. Employment-related data released before markets opened also pointed in a good direction. Payroll-processing firm ADP said 158,000 private-sector jobs were created in October. Separately, the government said that weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell by 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 363,000. “Nothing we heard today would suggest we’re going to see a real significant acceleration in the economy or significant acceleration in hiring,” Wren said.
The labor report Friday will probably be viewed more for how it will affect the election, with particular attention to any rise or fall in the unemployment rate, since the general public tends to focus more on that, he said. In Asia, two Chinese manufacturing surveys showed signs of economic recovery. Shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM +0.47% , a Dow component, gained 0.5% even after it reported a 7% decline in third-quarter earnings due to lower production.
Top gainers in the Dow included Bank of America Corp. BAC +0.41% , Caterpillar Inc.CAT +3.35% and Microsoft Corp.MSFT +3.42% The stock market reopened on Wednesday after a two-day shutdown due to Hurricane Sandy; the major U.S. stock indexes declined in October, posting their first monthly loss since May. The S&P 500 fell 2% in October.

Thursday's Closing Dow Numbers:

TNYSE
AANYSE
AXPNYSE
BACNYSE
BANYSE
CATNYSE
CVXNYSE
CSCONASDAQ-GS
KONYSE
DISNYSE
DDNYSE
XOMNYSE
GENYSE
HPQNYSE
HDNYSE
INTCNASDAQ-GS
IBMNYSE
JPMNYSE
JNJNYSE
MCDNYSE
MRKNYSE
MSFTNASDAQ-GS
PFENYSE
PGNYSE
MMMNYSE
TRVNYSE
UNHNYSE
UTXNYSE
VZDualListed
WMTNYSE

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The following are excerpts from Thursday morning's Blog.

A read of the print editions of Thursday's Wall St. Journal, Financial Times, Investor's Business Daily, New York Times, USA Today, Atlanta Journal Constitution & & amp; 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 Wednesday's stock prices and related data in alphabetical order.

Dow Jones Average: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Wed at 13,096.46 down 10.75 or 0.08% from Friday's close of 13,107.21. The US stock market was closed Mon. and Tues. due to Hurricane Sandy. For the year the Dow is up7.19 %. Of the Dow components 11 gained, AT&T was unchanged and 18 declined. The biggest gainer dollar-wise was Home Depot up $1.38 and percentage-wise was Bank of America up 2.36%. The biggest decliner dollar-wise and percentage-wise was Disney down 97 cents or 1.94%.

WSJ pC1 "Wall St sputters back to life" by Tom Lauricela et al says powered by generators, surrounded by flooding & staffed at partial strength, the Big Board cranked back to life yesterday opening for the first time since Sandy swept across the E. Coast.  Home Depot was the biggest gainer amid expectations of a sales jump due to Sandy.

NYT pB1 "Smooth reopening of NYSE reassures investors" by Michael J de la Merced" says panic did not seem to seep the markets.  Shares of insurers were down.  reavelers whose stock had been trending down for several days closed down 0.87%.  Trading volume was average was 6.3 bil shares.  The daily average for '12 through last Friday was 6.51 bil shares.

IBD pB2 "Small caps, NYSE advance; nasdaq off 4.5% in Oct" by David Saito-Chung says the major indexes reopened Wed after an historic  hiatus & finished mixed in mixed volume as the market is still in a correction.  Disney and Lucasfilm positive demand for shares.



Wednesday's Dow Jones Industrial Average closing numerator was 1,705.37 down 1.40 from Friday's closing numerator of 1,706.77. 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 (0.130216081) you get the decrease in today's Dow. A dollar increase or decrease in a Dow stock results in a $7.68 change in the Dow Index.

The average closing price (the closing numerator divided by 30) of Wednesday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $56.85 down 4 cents from Friday's average of $56.89. The median closing price of Wednesday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $52.57 (DIS/UNH) down 36 cents from Friday's median closing price of 52.93. The lowest volume was 3M 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 or dividends) and sold at the close you would have lost $140 ($170,677 - $170,537).

10/31/12 Wed. 3:37 MarketWatch by Myra P. Saefong says U.S. stocks wavered Wednesday, with benchmark indexes teasing the flatline ahead of the close, as a post-Hurricane Sandy jump in Home Depot Inc.’s stock provided some support for the Dow industrials, but Facebook Inc. shares weighing down the Nasdaq Composite Index. The markets are “smashing together three days of trading into one as it digests both good and bad earnings announcements,” said Keith Springer, president of Springer Financial Advisors in Sacramento, Calif. President Barack Obama and Congress have put the U.S. on course to go over a so-called fiscal cliff. David Wessel tells you everything you need to know but were afraid to ask. Sandy had prompted a two-day shutdown of the New York Stock Exchange, with New York City and the East Coast hit hard by the storm on Monday evening. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA-0.08% added 3 points at 13,110.63, after trading as high as 13,189.08. It’s around 2.4% lower for the month. Trading had started on a “positive note with equities headed higher, likely due to the positive news out of Europe and the reaction to some recent earnings reports out of the likes of Ford, GM and BP,” said Ryan Wibberley, president and founder of CIC Wealth Management Group. Home Depot HD +2.23% shares climbed 2.5% — ranked as the top gainer in the blue-chip benchmark. Insurance firm Travelers Cos. TRV-0.87% shares fell 0.8%. “Stocks in the housing/construction/industrial sectors, like Home Depot, Lowe’s Cos. LOW+3.25% , [and] Owens Corning OC +6.84% are on the rise because these companies will likely benefit from the rebuilding that will follow in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy,” added Wibberley. But insurance companies saw pressure “as market participants try to sort out how much of an earnings hit these companies will take in the fourth quarter, due to the massive destruction in the New York/New Jersey area,” he wrote in emailed comments. General Motors Co.GM +9.54% shares rose 10% after the company posted third-quarter earnings per share of 93 cents that were better than expected, excluding one-time items. Ford Motor Co.’s F +8.24% stock added 8%. The company reported healthy third-quarter profit margins Tuesday, when the stock market was closed. Down about 1.9% for the month, the S&P 500 Index SPX+0.02% rose 1.1 point, or 0.1%, at 1,413.20, with health-care and information technology falling the most and utilities the best performing among its 10 sectors. The Nasdaq COMP-0.36% fell 10.25 points, or 0.3%, at 2,977.70, trading 4.5% lower for the month to date. Shares of Facebook FB -3.79% fell 4.2% as the post-IPO lockup on about 229 million shares expired, making them available to the open market. /AAPL 594.80, -0.52, -0.09%
Apple Inc. AAPL-0.09% saw its stock lose 0.9% as investors reacted to a management shake-up that included the impending departure of Scott Forstall, head of the iOS mobile platform. On Wednesday, advancers outpaced decliners on the NYSE, where 507 million shares traded as of 3:30 p.m. Eastern. Composite volume topped 2.7 billion. U.S. data out Wednesday showed that the Chicago PMI business barometer edged up in October to 49.9% from 49.7% in the prior month, but remained below the key 50% mark for the second straight month. Readings below 50% indicate contraction. Some key releases this week include jobless claims and the ADP national employment report on Thursday, as well as the Labor Department’s October jobs data Friday. Friday’s nonfarm-payroll figures will be a consideration “as we head to the polls next Tuesday,” said CIC’s Wibberley, referring to the U.S. presidential election. “The rebuilding of the Northeast is likely to stoke the view that the economy will get a shot in the arm and that many businesses will be looking to hire, at least for the short-term,” he added. In other key markets Wednesday, the ICE dollar index DXY+0.02% was modestly lower, while gold GCZ2+0.55% and oil CLZ2+0.54% futures and Treasurys10_YEAR -1.63% climbed.

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

AT&T:  NYT pB4 "FCC details storm-related cellphone problems" by Ed Wyatt et al says more than 20% of the cell tower sites in 10 states were shut down due to SLandy causing millions of lost calls  Verizon said 6% of its cell sites were still down in storm hit areas.   AT&T and T-Mobile are sharing networks.

Alcoa:  No mentions found.

American Express:   No mentions found.


Bank of America:  No mentions found.


Boeing:  No mentions found.


Caterpillar:  No mentions found.


Chevron:  No mentions found.


Cisco:  No mentions found.


Coke:  AJC pA14 "Coke pledges $1 mil for hurricane relief" by Leon Stafford says the money is from the Coca-Cola Foundation.

Disney: AJC pA13 "Disney unlikely to change Star Wars" by Ryan Nakashima, AP says Disney usually keeps its fingerprints off film franchises like those made by its Marvel and Pixar divisions.

WSJ pB1 "Disney deal to spur sibling rivalries" by Erica Orden says Disney's distribution strategy will put Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar vs its usual movies for release slots.


DuPont:  No mentions found.


Exxon:  No mentions found.


GE:  No mentions found.


Hewlett-Packard:  No mentions found.


Home Depot:  WSJ pB8 "big box retailers spring into action" by Shelly Banjo, IBD pB6 "Home Depot seen gaining from Sandy" by Victor Reklaitis, WSJ pC1 "Wall St sputters back to life" by Tom Lauricela et al say powered by generators, surrounded by flooding & staffed at partial strength, the Big Board cranked back to life yesterday opening for the first time since Sandy swept across the E. Coast.  Home Depot was the biggest gainer amid expectations of a sales jump due to Sandy. Shoppers lined up at Home Depot, Walmart and Lowes to buy chain saws and sump pumps & generators.

Intel:  No mentions found.


IBM:  No mentions found.


JPMorgan:  WSJ pC3 "JPMorgan sues Whale's ex-boss" by Dan Fitzpatrick, NYT pB2 "JPMorgan sues boss of London Whale in trading loss" by Jessica Silver-Greenberg says javier Martin-artajo who supervised Bruno Iksil the so called London Whale in a lawsuit made public on Wed that was filed in a London court.

Johnson & Johnson:  No mentions found.


McDonald's:  No mentions found.


Merck:  No mentions found.


Microsoft:  WSJ pC10 "Icah pushes for thrilling ending at Netflix" by Miriam Gottfried says Microsoft might want to buy Netflix as it is interesting in expanding its video offerings.

NYT pB9 "person tech" by J.D. Biersdorfer says you can still buy Windows 7 for another couple of years.

Pfizer:  WSJ pC1 "Big bang for a buck at Pfizer" by Spencer Jakab says Pfizer's 3Q results will be released Thurs.  3Q '11 was the last one in which Pfizer still had patent protection for Lipitor so interpreting this quarter will be tricky.  Pfizer has seen a 36% total return on their shares in the past year and its stock is near its 5 year high.

Procter & Gamble:  No mentions found.


3M:  No mentions found.


Travelers:  No mentions found.


UnitedHealth:  No mentions found.


United Technologies:  No mentions found.


Verizon:  WSJ pB1 "Verizon struggles with flood" by Anton Troianovski says Verizon's key switching facility was hit hard by Sandy in lower NYC.

NYT pB4 "FCC details storm-related cellphone problems" by Ed Wyatt et al says more than 20% of the cell tower sites in 10 states were shut down due to SLandy causing millions of lost calls  Verizon said 6% of its cell sites were still down in storm hit areas.   AT&T and T-Mobile are sharing networks.

Walmart:   WSJ pB8 "big box retailers spring into action" by Shelly Banjo, IBD pB6 "Home Depot seen gaining from Sandy" by Victor Reklaitis, WSJ pC1 "Wall St sputters back to life" by Tom Lauricela et al say powered by generators, surrounded by flooding & staffed at partial strength, the Big Board cranked back to life yesterday opening for the first time since Sandy swept across the E. Coast.  Home Depot was the biggest gainer amid expectations of a sales jump due to Sandy. Shoppers lined up at Home Depot, Walmart and Lowes to buy chain saws and sump pumps & generators.


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
MCDNYSE
MRKNYSE
MSFTNASDAQ-GS
PFENYSE
PGNYSE
MMMNYSE
TRVNYSE
UNHNYSE
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 Alex Gorsky (New Brunswick, NJ)

McDonald's MCD Donald 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)

UnitedHealthUNC Stephen Hemsley (Minnetonka, MN)

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 10,4/12 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 $426.5 [4.5]
2. Microsoft MSFT 252 [8.5]
3.WalMart WMT 251 [3.5]
4. GE 242.5 [10.5]
5. IBM 240.5 [1]6. Chevron CVX 230 [2]
7. AT&T T 221 [6]
8. Procter & Gamble PG 191.5 [3]
9. Johnson & Johnson JNJ 191 [3]
10. Pfizer PFE 189.5 [7.5]
11. Coke KO 172.5 [4.5]
12. JPMorgan Chase JPM 159 [4]
13. Merck MRK 140.5 [3]
14. Verizon VZ 134.5 [3]
15. Intel INTC 112.5 [5]16. Cisco CSCO 100 [5.5]
17. Disney DIS 94.5 [2]
18. Home Depot HD 93 [1.5] 19. McDonald's MCD 92 [1]
20. Bank of America BAC 101.5 [10.5]
21. United Technologies UTX 71.5 [1]
22. American Express AXP 66 [1]
23. 3M MMM 65 [.5]
24. UnitedHealth UNH 60 [1]
25. Caterpillar CAT 56 [.5]
26. Boeing BA 52.5 [1]
27. DuPont DD 46.5 [1]
28. Hewlett-Packard HPQ 29.5 [2]
29. Travelers TRV 26.5 [.5]
30. Alcoa AA 9.5 [1]

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

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

AT&T T: 6/29/12 8K re: election of Scott F. Ford as Director
6/14/12 8K re: sale of approx. $2 bil of notes
6/7/12 8K re completion of sale of AT&T Advertising Solutions to Cerebrus

Alcoa AA: 10/3/12 8K re: EPA remedial plan for Grasse River
7/26/12 10Q for quarter ended 6/30/12
7/13/12 8K re: Transcript of 2Q earnings call
7/10/12 8K re: 2Q results


American Express AXP: 10/1/12 8K re: settlement re: U.S. card practices with regulators
9/17/12 8K re: delinq & write-off stats for June, July & Aug
8/15/12 8K re: dlinq. & write0off stats for months of May, June, and July
8/8/12 8K re: presentation from semi-annual Fin'l Community Meeting
8/2/12 10Q for quarter ended 6/30/12
7/20/12 8K re: election of David L. Vasella (Chairman of Bd. of Novartis) as Director
7/18/12 8K re: 2Q results
7/16/12 8K re: credt stats through 6/30/12
6/15/12 8K re: delinq. & write-off stats 3/31, 4/30 & 5/31/12
6/13/12 8K re: fin'l presentation of Vice-Chair Edward Gilligan


Bank of Am BAC: 9/28/12 8K re: settlement re: $1.6 bil regarding Merrill Lynch purchase
8/23/12 8K re: 4 new directors: Sharon Allen, Jack Bovender, Linda Hudson & David Yost
8/10/12 8K re: retirement of Vice Chiar Charles H. Noski as of 9/1
8/2/12 10Q for quarter ended 6/30/12
7/18/12 8K re: 2Q results




Boeing BA: 8/29/12 8K re: bylaw amendments
7/25/12 10Q and 8K re: 2nd quarter results ended 6/30/12
6/26/12 8K re: selection of Raymond L. Conner to replace Jim Albaugh as Pres/CEO of Boeing Comm'l Airplanes
5/3/12 8K re: amendment to bylaws reducing number of directors from 12 to 114/25/12 10Q for quarter ended 3/31


Caterpillar CAT: 9/28/12 8K re: price increases
9/21/12 8K re: Aug. dealer stats
9/17/12 8K re: credit agreement for $100 mil
9/7/12 S-4; 8/28/12 8K & 8/20/12 8K all re: exchange offer for debentures

8/17/12 8K re: 3 mos. dealer stats
8/10/12 8K re: debenture exchange
8/6/12 10Q re: quarter ended 6/30/12
7/27 8K re: debenture exchange
7/24/12 8K re: 3 mos. dealer states
6/26/12 8K re: safety problems at Wyoming mine
6/25/12 8K re: underwriting agreement re: issuance of $1.5 bil of debt
6/20/12 8K re: 3 month dealer stats thru 5/12
6/18/12 8K re: amended by-laws re: date of annual stockholders meeting
6/14/12 8K re: election of Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. to Bd. of Dirs.
6/13/12 8K re: increase of quarterly div to 52 cents payable 8/20 to 7/20 record holders


Chevron CVX: 10/3/12 8K re: election of Dr. Alice P. Gast to Board
8/2/12 10Q & 7/27/12 8K re: 2 Qtr. results ended 6/30/12
7/11/12 8K re: guidance for 2Q
6/4/12 8K re: voting results from annual stockholders meeting
5/27/12 proxy re: recommendation to vote against all stockholder proposals
5/3/12 10Q for quarter ended 3/31
5/3/12 Proxy material re: voting recommendations


Cisco CSCO : 10/4/12 8K re: appointment of Gary B. Moore as Pres & other exec appointments
9/26/12 14A Proxy re: Annual Shareholders Meeting on 11/15/12 at Santa Clara,CA
9/19/12 8K re: departure of Jerry Yang from Board
9/12/12 10K for year ended July 28 '12
8/15/12 8K re: 4Q and FY '12 earnings
8/2/12 8K re: appointment to Bd. of CEO of salesforce.com Marc Benioff and Kristina M. Johnson, CEO of enduring Hydro, LLC
6/27/12 8K re; execs' pre-arranged stock trading plan
6/13/12 8K re: director's pre-arranged stock trading plan


Coke KO: 9/14/12 8K re: exec changes
8/23/12 8K re: shareholder approval of stock split
7/1 8K re: new operating structure
7/27/12 8K re: Amendment to Articles of Incorp. to increase auth. shares & 2 for 1 stock split
'7/26/12 10Q for quarter ended 6/29/12
7/17/12 8K re; 2Q results
7/10/12 8K re: approval of shareholders for stock split


Disney DIS: 8/7/12 10Q & 8/7/12 8K results for 3rd quarter ended 6/30/12
6/11/12 8K re: $2.25 bil 5 year credit agreement


DuPont DD: 9/4/12 8K re: sale of Performance Coatings Div to Carlyle Group for $4.9 bil
7/24/12 8K and 7/24/12 10Q for quarter ended 6/30/12
5/1/12 8K re: Annual meeting of stockholders results

ExxonMobil XOM: 8/2/12 10Q & 7/26/12 8K re: 2Q results ended 6/30/12
6/1/12 8K re: voting results from annual shareholders meeting
5/16/12 proxy re: exec compensation
5/11/12 proxy re: voting recommendations
5/3/12 10Q ended 3/31


GE: 7/30/12 10Q re: quarter ended 6/30/12
7/30/12 8K re: election of John J. Brennan to Bd., he is Chairman Emeritus of Vanguard
7/23/12 8K re: resignation of John Krenicki as Vice Chair & exec officer at year end
7/20/12 8K re: 2Q results
6/12/12 8K re: election of Manjin Dekkers to Board of Dirs.
5/23/12 10Q/A amend 10Q for quarter ended 3/31/12
5/16/12 8K re: dividend of $475 mil from GECC to GE & increase of stock buyback program



Hewlett-Packard HPQ: 10/3/12 8K e: earnings outlook for '13 fiscal year
9/10/12 10Q & 8/22/12 8K re: quarter ended 7/31/12
8/8/12 8K re: write-down due to impairment of goodwill
6/8/12 10Q re: quarter ended 4/30/12



Home Depot HD: 9/21/12 8K re: election of mark Vadon to Board
8/22/12 10Q for qtr ended 7/29/12
8/14/12 8K re: quarter ended 7/29
8/7/12 8K re: purchase of U.S. Home systems and related Proxy statement


Intel INTC: 9/12/12 8K re: closed pruchase of ASWML Holding for $3.1 bil
9/7/12 8K re: lowering 3Q rev outlook
8/1/12 10Q for quarter ended 6/30/12
7/18/12 2 8Ks re: 2Q results
7/9/12 8K re; purchase of 10% of ASML for $2.1 bil



IBM: 9/25/12 8K re: election of Virginia M. Rometty as Chair of Board
8/1/12 8K re: closing of sale of IBM's Retail Store Solutions biz to Toshiba Tec
7/31/12 10Q for period ended 6/30/12
7/27/12 8K re: underwriting agreement for 1.875% notes due '22
7/19/12 & 7/18/12 8Ks re: 2Q results



JPMorganChase JPM: 9/24/12 8K re: offering of $3 bil of 3.25% Note due '22
9/19/12 8K re: clsoing of 2.9% Notes due '17
8/27/12 8K re: isswuance of 5.5% non-cumulative Pref shares, Series O
8/20/12 8K re: closing of $2.5 bil 2% Notes due '17
8/9/12 10Q for period ended 6/30/12
7/27/12 8K re: exec changes
7/13/12 8K re: 2Q results
7/13/12 8K re: restatement of 1Q results
6/13/12 8K re: CEO Jamie Dimon's testimony before US Senate Comm on Banking
6/12/12 8K re: redemption of $9 bil in Trust Preferred Capital Securities



Johnson & Johnson JNJ : 8/16/12 8K re: discontinuance of bapineuzumbab trials
8/2/12 10Q for quarter ended 7/1/12
7/20/12 8K re: settlement of shareholder deriv case in US Dist CT NJ
7/17/12 8K re: 2Q results
6/14/12 8K re: completion of Synthes purchase for $19.7 cash/stock
6/12/12 8K re: repurchase of shares from Goldman Sachs & JPMorgan
6/8/12 8K re: special charge of $600 mil related to legal charges related to Risperdal, Invega & Naterecor
5/8/12 8K re: sale of DePuy Orthopaedics to Biomet



McDonald's MCD: 9/28/12 8K re: adoption of accoutning standard
9/24/12 8K re: quarterly cash div
9/12/12 8K re: sales increase of 3.7% in Aug.
8/9/12 8K re: July '12 sales
8/6/12 10Q for quarter ended 6/30/12
7/23/12 8K re; 2Q results
7/20/12 8K re: various amendments to By-laws
6/18/12 8K re: stocks options to Donald Thompson CEO as of 7/1
6/11/12 8K re: May '12 sales



Merck MRK: 9/13/12 8K re: closing of sale of notes
8/7/12 10Q & 7/27/12 8K re: results of second quarter ended 6/30/12
5/25/12 8K re: voting results of 5/22 Annual meeting of shareholders


Microsoft MSFT: 9/18/12 8K re: increase in quarterly div & retirement of Raymond Gilmartin from Board
7/26/12 10K for year ended 6/30/12
7/19/12 8K re: 4Q & full year results
7/2/12 8K re: write-down to Online Services Div
6/18/12 8K re: Amendment to By-laws re: timing of Annual Meeting of Shareholders
5/3/12 8K re: election of Steve Luczo to Board, he is CEO of Seagate Tech

Pfizer PFE: 8/14/12 8K re: purchase of marketing rights to OTC Nexium from AstraZeneca
8/9/12 10Q & 7/31/12 8K re: results of 2 Qtr ended 7/1/12
5/23/12 8K re: exec promotions
5/10/12 10Q for quarter ended 4/1
5/1/12 8K re: 1 qtr results



Procter & Gamble PG: 9/21/12 14A proxy re: candidate for Board
9/6/12 8K re: FD disclosure re: Barcaly's Back to School consumer conf.
8/24/12 14A Proxy re: Annual Meeting of Shareholders on 10/9/12 in Cincinnati
8/16/12 Form 8-A & 8/16 & 8/14/12 8Ks re sales of notes
8/8/12 10K and 8/3/12 2 8Ks all re: fourth quarter results for year ended 6/30/12
7/18/12 8K re: Board proclaims support for CEO Bob McDonald
7/10/12 8K re: quarterly dividend of 0.562 cents per share
6/20/12 8K re: Deutsche Bank Conference Reg. FD disclosures


3M MMM: 10/3/12 8K re: $1.5 bil revolving credit agreement
10/1/12 8K re: contract to purchase Ceradyne Inc. for $35 per share
8/29/12 K re: $150 mil credit agreement
8/2/12 & 7/26/12 8K re: 2nd quarter results for quarter ended 6/30/12
7/26/12 8K re: sale of notes
6/26/12 8K re: issuance of $1.25 bil of notes
5/10/12 & 5/412 8Ks re: adoption of exec pre-arranged stock trading plans


Travelers TRV: 7/19/12 10Q & 7/19/12 8K re: results of quarter ender 6/30/12
5/25/12 8K re: voting results of 5/23 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

UnitedHealth Group UNH: 9/10/12 re: FD disclosure re: Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference
8/7/12 10Q re: quarter ended 6/30/12


United Technologies UTX: 9/12/12 8K re: election of Marshall Larsen to Board
7/31/12 8K re: purchase of Silver II for $3.46 bil
7/26/12 10Q & 7/26/12 8K re: results of 2nd qtr ended 6/30/12 & closing of Goodrich purchase and board and exec changer
6/18/12 8K re: issuance of equity unites
6/1/12 8K re: issuance of $9.8 bil of notes


Verizon Communications Inc. VZ: 7/30/12 10Q for quarter ended 6/30/12
7/19/12 Form S-3 re: registration of 29,750,000 shares
7/19/12 & 7/18/12 8Ks re: 2Q results
5/9/12 8K re: results of annual shareholders meeting


WalMart WMT: 9/6/12 10Q for quarter ended 7/31/12
8/16/12 8K re: 2 Qtr results
7/30/12 8K re: election to Board of Tim Flynn, former Chairman of KPMG
6/4/12 8K re: voting results of Annual Meeting of Shareholders
6/1/12 10Q for quarter ended 4/30/12
5/17/12 8K re: operating results & guidance
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