Monday, January 14, 2013

1/14/13 Mon am IBM Tops US Patent List for 20th Year

Post No. 1,998 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 as of 1/1/13 and recent Dow 30 components' SEC filings as of 1/1/13.

A read of the print editions of Monday's Barron's, Investor's Business Daily, Wall St. Journal, Financial Times,  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 Friday's stock prices and related data in alphabetical order.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Friday at 13,488.43 up 17.2 or 1.3% from Thursday's close of 13,471.22. For the week the Dow was up 17.21 or 0.13% from last Friday's close of 13,425.21. For the year the Dow is up 2.93%. Of the Dow components 18 gained and 12 declined. The biggest gainer dollar-wise was IBM up $1.57 and percentage-wise was Microsoft up 1.4%. The biggest decliners dollar-wise and percentage-wise was Boeing down $1.93 or 2.5%.

IBD pB8 "stocks hold ground Friday as leaders add to gains" by Paul Whitfield says stocks delivered a 2nd striaght up week as action was mostly flat in mixed volume and the current outlook is still a confirmed uptrend.

As of the open of the market on Monday the current divisor for the Dow Jones Industrial Average found at page C4 of Monday's Wall St. Journal is 0.130216081. Monday's trailing P/E ratio is 14.92 unchanged from Friday's opening trailing P/E ratio of 14.92 (year ago it was 13.92); Monday's P/E estimate is 12.21 down from Friday' s opening P/E estimate of 12.22 (year ago it was 11.92) and Monday's dividend yield is 2.61 unchanged from Friday's opening dividend yield of 2.61 (last year it was 2.58). 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.

Friday's Dow Jones Industrial Average closing numerator was 1,756.41 up 2.24 from Thursday's closing numerator of 1,754.17. 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 Friday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $58.55 up 7 cents from Thursday's average of $58.47. The median closing price of Friday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $51.70 (DIS/UNH) down 25 cents from Thursday's median closing price of $51.95. The lowest volume was Travelers and the highest volume again was Bank of America.

If Friday 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 $224 ($175,650 - $175,417).

Friday 1/11/13 MarketWatch 4:40 pm by Polya Lesova says With the S&P 500 near a five-year high and data showing whopping inflows into stock funds at the beginning of the year, the cult of equity may not be quite dead yet, after all. In a relatively quiet trading day, Wall Street was abuzz on Friday, discussing the latest fund flow data from Lipper. Equity funds, including exchange-traded funds, took in $18.3 billion for the week ended Jan. 9, the fourth largest net inflows since Lipper began calculating weekly flows in January 1992. Some $10.8 billion poured into equity ETFs, while mutual funds took in more than $7.5 billion, their largest inflow since the week ended May 2, 2001.
Earnings season gets underway next week and a raft of U.S. economic data will be released. Plus, how you can tweet at Ben Bernanke. The data are not entirely surprising given that the stock market rallied after Congress managed to cobble together a last-minute budget deal to avert the fiscal cliff. But the trend was enough to get observers wondering if investors were finally ready to stop sulking over the last bear market, and get back into equities. Is this the “start of the great rotation?” wrote Matt Phillips at On Friday, investors largely retreated to the sidelines. The S&P 500 SPX-0.0048% closed virtually unchanged at 1,472.05 compared to 1,472.12 in the previous session, which marked a five-year closing high. The benchmark rose 0.4% for the week and is up 3.2% so far this year. “We have just come off a nice first couple of weeks of the year where we rallied pretty significantly,” said J.J. Kinahan, chief derivatives strategist at TD Ameritrade in Chicago. “I suspect there is some profit-taking today.” A recent rise in bullish sentiment, warned Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists this week, could trigger a market meltdown by June. More than 632 million shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Composite volume topped 3.3 billion. Investors were also preoccupied with earnings on Friday. Wells Fargo & Co. WFC-0.85% , the first major U.S. bank to release results, reported fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that topped analyst expectations. But the bank’s net interest margin declined to 3.56% compared to 3.89% a year ago and from 3.66% in the third quarter. Shares of Wells Fargo fell 0.9%. Other major banks also declined, with Bank of America Corp. BAC-1.27% down 1.3% and Citigroup Inc. C -1.14% down 1.1%.
Also in the financial sector, shares of American Express Co. AXP+0.74% gained 0.7% after the firm late Thursday outlined plans to eliminate 5,400 jobs. It was one of the gainers in the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA+0.13% , which rose 17.21 points, or 0.1%, to end at 13,488.43. The Dow gained 0.4% for the week. Boeing Co. BA -2.50% was the biggest decliner in the Dow, with its shares down 2.5%. The Federal Aviation Administration announced a review of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner jet following several recent incidents involving the plane. Boeing welcomed the review and said it is “confident in the design and performance of the 787.” Chevron Corp. CVX+1.14% gained 1.1% after the oil company said it expects its fourth-quarter profit to rise due to higher production. The earnings season will kick into high gear next week with a number of blue-chip companies expected to report results including industrial conglomerate General Electric Co. /GE -0.19% , chip maker Intel Corp. INTC+0.92% , managed-care provider UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH-0.55% and banking group J.P. Morgan Chase & Co JPM-0.02% . “Companies are in a little bit of a difficult situation, because the [earnings] expectations have been lowered fairly significantly,” said TD Ameritrade’s Kinahan. “They are at a pressure point where they have to beat. But everyone is more focused on the conference calls. The market is looking for CEOs to say that the picture has brightened.” Have something you're desperate to say to Mark Zuckerberg? You can do it but it will cost $100. Investors on Friday largely ignored U.S. economic data, which showed the trade deficit widened nearly 16% in November and import prices declined 0.1% in December. The economic calendar next week will feature a raft of releases including housing starts, retail sales, consumer confidence, consumer prices, the Empire State manufacturing index as well as the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book of regional economic conditions. Wall Street will also hear from several Fed speakers next week; most notable will be Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, who is due to speak about the economy and monetary policy at the University of Michigan on Monday afternoon. He will take questions from the audience and Twitter; you can join the conversation online using #fordschoolbernanke. Bernanke’s remarks will come after minutes from the Fed’s December meeting showed that several officials believe bond purchases should conclude before the end of the year. The Fed has been buying bonds in an effort to stimulate economic growth and lower unemployment. Elsewhere on Wall Street, the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite index COMP+0.12% rose 3.88 points, or 0.1%, to 3,125.63; for the week, it gained 0.8%. Shares of iPhone maker Apple Inc. AAPL-0.61% fell 0.6%. Shares of social-networking site Facebook Inc. FB +1.34% rose 1.3% after J.P. Morgan selected the stock as its top big-cap Internet pick. J.P. Morgan's top Internet stock pick.
In the retail sector, Best Buy Co. BBY+16.38% shares rallied more than 16%, making them the top gainer in the S&P 500 after the electronics retailer reported better-than-expected holiday sales.

Monday's Dow News followed by Friday's Closing Dow Numbers:

AT&T:  No mentions found.

Alcoa: Barron's p15 "Frank talk, fine returns" says a new book "Investing Between the Lines" by L.J. Rittenhouse says the more honest the CEO shareholder letters are and higher stock returns. Alcoa is a list list of such companies who outperform and Bank of America and Cisco underperform based on this analysis.

American Express: WSJ pC1 "Travel cuts at AmEx point to end of era" by Robin Sidel, Andrew R. Johnson, Barron's "Week review" p14 "Down with jobs" say American Express will cut its staff by 8.5% or 5,400 jobs in its biggest overhaul in 10 years and would reimburse customers $153 mil after a probe of billing practices.

Bank of America: Barron's p15 "Week preview" edited by Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal says on Wed. JPMorgan reports results, on Thursday, 1/17, Bank of America and Intel post results; on Friday 1/18, GE posts its results before the market opens.

Barron's p15 "Frank talk, fine returns" says a new book "Investing Between the Lines" by L.J. Rittenhouse says the more honest the CEO shareholder letters are and higher stock returns. Alcoa is a list list of such companies who outperform and Bank of America and Cisco underperform based on this analysis.

Barron's pM14 "Research reports" edited by Paul Farrell says Credit Suisse downgraded Bank of America on 1/8 from outperform to neutral saying it will take until '14 befroe the full expense saves will be realized from the mortgage servicing sales and it will be hard for Bank of America to grow rev. Credit Suisse raised the '12 EPS estimate to 80 cents from 72 cents.

Boeing: NYT pB6 "787 jet leaks fuel during safety test" by Reuters says the 787 owned by Japan Airlines that leaked last week in Boston leaked again in Japan during a test Sunday.

USA Today p3B "Scrutiny could help Dreamliner image" by Charisse Jones  says the review by FAA could reassure fliers.

WSJ pB3 "Keeping 787s on schedule" by Jon Ostrower, Andy Pasztor says United and other airlines were creative with spare parts in keeping the 787 aloft.

Barron's p14 "Review for Dreamliner", IBD pA1 "IBD's top 10 - FAA to review Boeing 787", IBD pB2 "Weekly top 10 - 6. Boeing 787 hits turbulence", Barron Charts Boeing pM8 say a series of glitches struck the 787 and the FAA said Fri it will investigate. The FAA said the plane remained safe to fly.

Caterpillar: No mentions found.

Chevron: No mentions found.

Cisco: Barron's p15 "Week preview" edited by Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal says on Wed. JPMorgan reports results, on Thursday, 1/17, Bank of America and Intel post results; on Friday 1/18, GE posts its results before the market opens.

Barron's p15 "Frank talk, fine returns" says a new book "Investing Between the Lines" by L.J. Rittenhouse says the more honest the CEO shareholder letters are and higher stock returns. Alcoa is a list list of such companies who outperform and Bank of America and Cisco underperform based on this analysis.

Coke: No mentions found.

Disney: No mentions found.

DuPont: No mentions found.

Exxon: No mentions found.

GE: Barron's p15 "Week preview" edited by Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal says on Wed. JPMorgan reports results, on Thursday, 1/17, Bank of America and Intel post results; on Friday 1/18, GE posts its results before the market opens.

Hewlett-Packard: WSJ pB6 "HP's chief recieved $15.4 mil" by Ben Worthen says Meg Whitman made this in her first year on the job as CEO.

 IBD pA2 "HP trumps Lenovo in PC sales" says Hewlett-Packard fended off China's Lenovo to stay the world's No. 1 PC maker.

Home Depot: No mentions found.

Intel: Barron's p15 "Week preview" edited by Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal says on Wed. JPMorgan reports results, on Thursday, 1/17, Bank of America and Intel post results; on Friday 1/18, GE posts its results before the market opens.

Barron's p23 "The future of TV . . ." by Tiernan ray says Google's smart TV are run on chips provided by Marvell Tech Group which won the business when Google switched from Intel.

IBM:  Daily Report p10 "IBM tops US patent list for 20th year" by Victoria Slind-Flor, Bloomberg says IBM's 6,748 patents in '12 marks a record for IBM.

JPMorgan: Fin Times p15 "Big banks on thin ground with rate margins" by tom Braithwaite, Tracy Albany  USA Today p1B "All eyes on bank earnings this week" by Tim Mullaney, FT p22 "M&A and trade flurry to lift US banks" say JPMorgan and Bank of America report this week.  The margins between borrowing and lending rates are the lowest since the 50's.

Barron's p14 "Week review" says James Staley, once considered a successor to CEO Jamie Dimon is leaving to join BlueMountain Capital Management, a hedge fund.

Barron's p15 "Week preview" edited by Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal says on Wed. JPMorgan reports results, on Thursday, 1/17, Bank of America and Intel post results; on Friday 1/18, GE posts its results before the market opens.

Johnson & Johnson: No mentions found.

McDonald's: No mentions found.

Merck: IBD pA2 "Merck cholesterol drug pulled" says Tredaptive was pulled after a study found more tisks than benefits.

Microsoft: No mentions found.

Pfizer: No mentions found.

Procter & Gamble:  WSJ pB1 "Payroll tax takes a new bite" by Serena NG says people are buying less expensive diapers tha Procter & Gamble's Charmin and Pampers due to smaller paychecks.

3M: No mentions found.

Travelers: No mentions found.

UnitedHealth: No mentions found.

United Technologies: No mentions found.

Verizon: No mentions found.

Walmart: No mentions found.

Friday's Closing Dow Numbers:

SymbolLast SaleChange% ChangeShare VolumeMarket
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) (has announced retirement in May '13)

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)


Here are the Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 as of 1/1/13 ranked in order of market capitalization in billions:

1. Exxon Mobil XOM $394.61
2. WalMart WMT 228.25
3. Microsoft MSFT 224.80
4. GE 220.11
5. IBM 216.44
6. Chevron CVX 211.65
7. AT&T T 194.47
8. Johnson & Johnson JNJ 194.27
9. Procter & Gamble PG 185.63
10. Pfizer PFE 184.65
11. JPMorgan Chase JPM 167.14
12. Coke KO 162.59
13. Bank of America BAC 125.13
14. Merck MRK 124.46
15. Verizon VZ 123.49
16. Cisco CSCO 104.32
17. Intel INTC 102.61
18. Home Depot HD 92.48
19. McDonald's MCD 88.56
20. Disney DIS 88.23
21. United Technologies UTX 75.17
22. American Express AXP 64.32
23. 3M MMM 64.25
24. Caterpillar CAT 58.60
25. Boeing BA 56.83
26. UnitedHealth UNH 55.41
27. DuPont DD 41.94
28. Travelers TRV 27.40
29. Hewlett-Packard HPQ 27.76
30. Alcoa AA 9.26


Here are the latest 8K, 10Q & 10K & Proxy & certain other SEC filings as of 1/1/13:

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

AT&T T: 12/18/12 8K re: issuance of long term Global Notes
12/17/12 8K re: sales of 1 bil in Euros of 3.5% of Global Notes due 2032
12/12/12 8K re: extension of $5 bil revolving credit agreement
12/11/12 8K re: closing of sale of $4bil of Global Notes
12/4/12 8K re: underwriting agreement Global Notes due '20
11/20/12 8K re: Announcemnt of reference yield of notes & results of exchange offer
11/2/12 10Q for 3Q ended 9/30/12
10/24/12 2 8Ks (10/24) re: 3Q results
10/19/12 8K re: in-kind contrib. to pension plans

Alcoa AA: 10/25/12 re: 3Q ended 9/30/12
10/15/12 8K re: transcript of 3Q earnings call
10/10/12 8K re: 3Q results
10/3/12 8K re: EPA remedial plan for Grasse River

American Express AXP: 12/17/12 8K re: delinq. & write-of stats for 3 months ended 11/30/12
12/12/12 8K re: results of notes exchange offer
11/28/12 8K results of private exchange offer
11/27/12 8K re: terms of privte exchange offer
11/15/12 8K re: write-off credit stats Aug., Sept., Oct
11/13/12 8K re: announcement of private offer
10/31/12 10Q re: 3Q ended 9/30
10/17/12 8K re: 3Q results
10/15/12 8K re: delinq. & write-off stats for 3 mos. ended 9/30
10/1/12 8K re: settlement re: U.S. card practices with regulators

Bank of Am BAC: 11/5/12 8K re: redemption of sub debentures
11/2/12 10Q 3Q ended 9/30
10/17/12 8K re: 3Q results
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 Chair Charles H. Noski as of 9/1
8/2/12 10Q for quarter ended 6/30/12

Boeing BA: 12/19/12 8K re: award of stock options to execs
12/17/12 8K re: increase of quarterly div. & resumption of share buyback program
10/24/12 10Q re: 3Q ended 9/30
10/24/12 8K re: 3Q rsults
10/17/12 8K re: two $2.3 bil credit agreements

Caterpillar CAT: 12/20/12 8K re: supplemental info re: sales of machines & power systems
12/17/12 8K re: retirement from Bd. of Eugene V. Fife due to mandatory retirement age
11/20/12 8K re: 3 months dealer stats
11/6/12 8K re: executive compensation for Group Pres.
11/6/12 Prospetus for exchange offer of debentures
11/2/12 10Q 3Q eneded 9/30
10/22/12 8K re: 3Q results
10/19/12 8K re: Sept. dealer stats
10/12/12 8K re: officer changes

Chevron CVX: 12/5/12 8K re: issuance of $2 bil of notes
11/6/12 10Q Qtr. ended 9/30/12
11/2/12 8K re: 3Q results
10/9/12 8K re: 3Q interim results
10/3/12 8K re: election of Dr. Alice P. Gast to Board

Cisco CSCO: 12/21/12 & 12/19/12 8Ks re: execs' pre-arranged stock trading plan
11/20/12 10Q & 11/13/12 8K re: Qtr. ended 10/27
11/16/12 8K re: amdmt to exec. comp. plan
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

Coke KO: 10/25/12 10Q re: 3Q ended 9/28
10/16/12 8K re: 3Q results
9/14/12 8K re: exec changes

Disney DIS: 11/29/12 8K re: issuance of $2 bil Global Notes
11/21/12 10K & 11/8/12 8K re: results year ended 9/29
10/30/12 8K re: Disney to acquire Lucasfilm

DuPont DD: 10/23/12 10Q & 8K & 10/9 8K all re: 9/30 Q results
9/4/12 8K re: sale of Performance Coatings Div to Carlyle Group for $4.9 bil

ExxonMobil XOM: 12/4/12 8K re: grant of bonus to CEO tillerson of $4.5 mil
11/30/12 8K re: retirement of SVP D.D. Humphreys
11/6/12 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30
11/2/12 8K re: elecgtion of CEO of Xerox, Ursula M. Burns to Bd
11/1/12 8K re: 3Q results

GE: 12/13/12 8K re: revised segment fin'l info for prior 2 qtrs.
11/7/12 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30
10/19/12 8K re: 3Q results
10/9/12 8K re: Offering of $7 bil of notes (closing)

Hewlett-Packard HPQ: 12/27/12 10K for year ended 10/31/12
11/20/12 8K re: results year ended 10/31
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

Home Depot HD: 11/21/12 10Q & 11/13/12 8K re: 4Q ended 10/28
11/16/12 8K re: resignation of Ron L. Sargent from BOD
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: 12/14/12 8K re: issuance of $175 mil of 4.2% due 2042
12/11/12 8K re: issuance of $6 bil of notes
12/6/12 & 12/4/12 8Ks re: issuance of $6 bil of Notes
12/4/12 8K re: adoption of FASB standard
11/19/12 8K re: retirement of Paul S. Otellini at May Annual Mtg. of Shareholders
10/31/12 10Q & 10/17 8K & 10/16 8K all re: 9/29 Q results
9/12/12 8K re: closed pruchase of ASWML Holding for $3.1 bil
9/7/12 8K re: lowering 3Q rev outlook

IBM: 11/16/12 8K re: sale of 1.375% Notes
11/5/12 8K re: bae salary of $1.5 mil for CEO Virginia Rometty
10/30/12 & 10/17 8K & 10/16 8K all re: 3Q results ended 9/30
10/12/12 8K reL election of Virginia M. Rometty to Chrmn of Bd.
9/25/12 8K re: election of Virginia M. Rometty as Chair of Board

JPMorganChase JPM: 12/5/12 8K re: Mark W. O'Donovan is now Controller
12/4/12 8K re: slides from U.S. fin'l services inv. conf.
12/4/12 8K re: reorganization
11/21/12 8K re: Marianne Lake is now CFO, other appointments
11/8/12 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30
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

Johnson & Johnson JNJ: 12/3/12 8K re: CEO Alex Gorsky replaces Bill Weldon as Chiar of BOD eff. 12/28
11/9/12 8K re: Eugene Washington is on BOD
11/9/12 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30
10/16/12 8K re: 3Q ended 9/30

McDonald's MCD: 12/13/12 8KA & 12/11/12 re global sales
12/4/12 8K & 11/15/12 8K re: Jeff Stratton succeeds Janice Fields as Pres. of McDonald's USA
11/9/12 8K re: global sales decreased 1.8% in Oct.
11/1/12 10Q & 10/19 8K re: 3Q ended 9/30
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.

Merck MRK: 11/29/12 8K re: Amendment to Control seperation Benefits Plan
11/9/12 10Q re: Qtr ended 9/30
10/26/12 8K re: 3Q results
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

Microsoft MSFT: 11/29/12 8K re: results of annual shareholders mtg.
11/16/12 8K re: resignation of Steven Sinofsky as Pres. of Windows Div.
11/7/12 8K re: issuance of $2.25 bil of notes
11/2/12 8K & 10/18 10Q & 10/18 8K re: 1Q results
10/17 & 10/10 & 10/9 Proxy materials re: 11/28 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at Bellevue, Wash
10/9/12 8K re: retirement of Reed Hastings from Bd & other Bd. changes
9/18/12 8K re: increase in quarterly div & retirement of Raymond Gilmartin from Board

Pfizer PFE: 11/9/12 10Q re: Qtr ended 9/30
11/1/12 8K re: 3Q results
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

Procter & Gamble PG: 10/25/12 10Q & two 8Ks 10/25 re 1Q results ended 9/30
10/12/12 re: '12 Annual Shareholder Mtg results
10/9/12 8K re: dividend of 0.562 cents per share payable on 11/15 to 10/19 record holders
10/9/12 re: CEO's speech at Shareholder Mtg
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

3M MMM: 12/12/12 8K re: fin'l outlook for 2013 and eps estimate
11/1/12 10Q &
10/23 8K re: 3Q ended 9/30
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

Travelers TRV: 12/5/12 8K re: estimate of losses due to Hurricane Sandy
10/18/12 10Q &
10/18 8K re: 3Q ended 9/30/12

UnitedHealth Group UNH: 12/6/12 & 11/19/12 8Ks re: purchase of over 60% of shares of Amil
11/26/12 8K re: annual inv. conf.
11/2/112 Bd. & officer changes
10/30/12 10Q for quarter ended 9/30
10/2212 8K re: underwriting agreement to sell over $3.4 bil of notes
10/16/12 8K re: 3Q results
10/9/12 8K re: purchase of 90% of Brazil firm Amil Participacoas for $4.9 bil in cash
9/10/12 re: FD disclosure re: Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference
8/7/12 10Q re: quarter ended 6/30/12

United Technologies UTX: 12/17/12 8K re: completion of sale of ind'l products biz for $3.46 to finance purchase of Goodrich which closed earlier in the year
10/26/12 & 10/23/12 8K re: 3Q ended 9/30
10/11 8K/A re: Goodrich purchase
9/12/12 8K re: election of Marshall Larsen to Board

Verizon Communications Inc. VZ: 12/10/12 8K re: purchase of single premium annuity contract
from Prud'l to settle $7.5 bil of pension liabilities
12/8/12 8K re: election of EVP Merchandizing
11/13/12 8K re: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless disgtri buted $18.5 bil to the two owners, Verizon Communications & Vodaphone
11/8/12 8K re: disclsoure of Wells Fargo Tech, Media & telecom Conf.
11/2/12 8K re: tenderoffer for $1.25 bil of its notes
11/2/12 8K re: Agreements ith CWA & IBEW for new 3 year congtracts covering 43,000 workers
10/25 10Q & 10/18 8K & 10/5/ 8K re: 3Q ended 9/30
10/17 8K re: transfer $7.5 bil of pension plan obligations to Prudential

WalMart WMT: 12/4/12 10Q & 11/15/12 8K re: results of Qtr ended 10/31
9/6/12 10Q for quarter ended 7/31/12

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