Thursday, February 7, 2013

2/7/13 Thurs. pm Dow Closes at 13,944.05 down 42.47 or 0.3%

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Post No. 2,036 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 2/1/13 and recent Dow 30 components' SEC filings as of 2/1/13.

 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Thursday at 13,944.05 down 42.47 or 0.3% from Wednesday's close of 13,986.52. Of the Dow components 6    gained, Procter & Gamble was unchanged and 13 declined. The biggest gainer dollar-wise and percentage-wise was American Express up $1.58 or 2.61%. The biggest decliner dollar-wise was  Caterpillar down $1.59 and percentage-wise was down Exxon down 1.72%.


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 opening trailing P/E ratio is 15.40 down from yesterday's opening trailing P/E ratio of 15.43 (year ago it was 14.39); today's opening P/E estimate is 12.54 unchanged from Tuesday' s opening P/E estimate of 12.54 (year ago it was 12.30) and today's opening dividend yield is 2.49 up from yesterday's opening dividend yield of 2.48 (last year it was 2.50). 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 1,815.74 down 5.51  from Wednesday's closing numerator of 1,821.27. 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 deincrease for Monday by the divisor (0.130216081) you get the decrease in Friday'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 $60.52 down 19 cents from Wednesday's average of $60.71. The median closing price of Thursday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $55.71 (DIS/UNH) down 26 cents from Wednesday's median closing price of $55.97. 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 lost $551 ($182,127 - $181,574).

MarketWatch Thursday 2/7/13 4:49  by Wallace Witkowski & Polya Lesova says U.S. stocks
fell Thursday as investors sold off cyclical stocks such as energy and waited for fresh reasons to buy after a heady start to the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA -0.30% closed down 42.47 points, or 0.3%, to 13,944.05. The index was down as much as 134 points, or 1%, earlier in the day.
Investor David Einhorn has come out against an Apple proposal to eliminate preferred stock; no Saturday mail could affect how many movies you get from Netflix; and what's next for digital classrooms. Getty. The S&P 500  SPX -0.18% slipped 2.73 points, or 0.2%, to 1,509.39 after touching an intraday low of 1,498.49, with materials and energy the biggest decliners among the index’s 10 major industry groups. Before a recent retreat, the S&P 500 had been up more than 6% for the year. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP -0.11% fell 3.34 points, or 0.1%, to 3,165.13. The index touched an intraday low of 3,135.98. The dip in Thursday’s stock market is likely profit-taking and not connected to any one thing as investors wait for a pullback to jump on buying opportunities, said Scott Wren, senior equity strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors. “I don’t think there’s too much going on in terms of drivers, it’s more just trading action,” said Wren. In fact, Wren said the market is more likely “to grind a little higher” in the short term, expecting the eventual selloff to come at a higher level. In Frankfurt, the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged. ECB President Mario Draghi said in a news conference that the bank’s accommodative monetary-policy stance should support growth, but that economic-recovery risks are skewed to the downside. Given Draghi’s recent comments about “positive contagion” in the euro-zone, markets were not prepared for his more pessimistic tone Thursday, said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott. That, and there’s so much buying power already baked into the stock market, economic activity needs to catch up to prices, he said. “The general feeling over last few trading sessions is that the market is tired, not because of selling, but an exhaustion of buying,” Luschini said. Declining stocks outnumbered advancers by about 13 to 10 on the HYSE and by about 17 to 10 on the Nasdaq. Composite volume topped 3.4 billion shares on the NYSE and 1.9 billion on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Despite the bumps in the markets this week, Stephen Pope, managing partner at Spotlight Ideas, said he doesn’t see any big panic button to press unless the Dow drops past the 13,500 level and the S&P 500 index drops to 1,445. “We’ve got plenty of fat on the bone here; there will be retracement, days of correction,” he said. “The downside in these price movements are buying opportunities.” In the U.S., retailers reported same-store sales for January, with Macy’s Inc.  M +2.00% reporting same-store-sales growth well above expectations. Hedge-fund manager David Einhorn said he opposes a proposal by technology giant Apple Inc. AAPL -0.15% to eliminate preferred stock. Einhorn also said that his fund is long Apple shares and that the iPad maker is misvalued by the market. After trading up slightly for most of the day, shares of Apple jumped to close up nearly 3% after the iPhone maker said it would evaluate Greenlight’s proposal.
In other corporate news, Sprint Nextel Corp.  S -0.52% said its fourth-quarter loss widened but its revenue exceeded forecasts. Shares of the wireless carrier slipped 0.5%. Shares of Akamai Technologies Inc. /AKAM -15.20% sank more than 15% after the company’s quarterly revenue growth disappointed investors. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. /GMCR -5.35% shares fell more than 5% after the company projected downbeat sales growth for the current quarter. Einhorn told CNBC in an interview that he’s still short the stock. In addition to economic data, investors also parsed through comments from Chicago Fed President Charles Evans. In an interview with CNBC, Evans said he’s optimistic the U.S. economy will improve and that the Fed’s policies have done a lot of good already. Evans, a member of the policy-making Federal Open Market Committee, was the first to call for the Fed to set a jobless-rate level that would need to be hit in order for the central bank to lift interest rates.In economic news, jobless claims slipped to an adjusted 366,000 for the week.
Also, U.S. productivity declined by 2% in the fourth quarter, according to the Labor Department.

Thursday'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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The following are excerpts from Thurs. 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 & 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 Industrial Average: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Wednesday at 13,986.52 up 7.22 or 0.05% from Tuesday's close of 13,979.3. For the year the Dow is up 6.73%. Of the Dow components 19 gained and 11 declined. The biggest gainer dollar-wise and percentage-wise was 3M up $1.21 or 1.19%. The biggest decliner dollar-wise was IBM down $1.88 and percentage-wise was Merck down 0.97%.

WSJ pC4 "Blue Chips battle for small gain" by Jonathan Cheng says the Dow gained as investors weighed the latest round of earnings reports vs. weakness in European markets.  Disney was up 23 cents after it reported 1Q results that topped analyst estimates.

Fin Times p24 "Ralph Lauren results add polish as signs of dealmaking improve" by Arash Massoudi says US stocks rose slightly Wed as investors digested a handful of quarterly earnings reports & further signs of a pick up in deal making.

NYT pB6 "Unremarkable earnings reports keep the markets flat" by AP says stocks were flat Wed as the latest round of earnings reports failed to give an impetus to the market.

IBD pB2 "NASDAQ traces inside day while Russell 2000 rallies" by David Saito-Chung says Wed's action was flat in lighter trade while the current outlook is still a confirmed uptrend.

AJC pA15 "Earnings fail to insprie" by AP says stocks were flat Wed after the latest earnings reports gave investors little impetus to extend a recent rally.



Wednesday's Dow Jones Industrial Average closing numerator was 1,821.27 up 0.94 from Tuesday's closing numerator of 1,820.33. 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 Monday by the divisor (0.130216081) you get the increase in Friday'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 $60.71 up 3 cents from Tluesday's average of $60.68. The median closing price of Wednesday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $55.97 (DIS/UNH) down 5 cents from Tuesday's median closing price of $56.02. The lowest volume was Travelers 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 made $94 ($182,127 - $182,033).

MarketWatch Wednesday 2/6/13 3:45 by Wallace Witkowski & Polya Lesova says U.S. stocks rebounded from early losses Wednesday as investors began to book profits after recent run-ups.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA+0.05% was nearly flat 13,975 in recent activity, with 16 out of 30 components gaining, after being down as much as 66 points and up as much as 13 points higher earlier. Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister, may be down in the polls but remains the best-known face of Italian politics. Much of the indecision in the market reflects investor sentiment with a lack of commitment being prevalent, said Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Banyan Partners. “A lot of people are looking at this market and saying, ‘We’re up 6% in one month,’ and they’ve seen no pause since December,” Pavlik said. “People are a little on edge.”
On the Dow, 3M Co.MMM+1.18% shares led the index rising 1.2%, while shares of Walt Disney Co. DIS+0.42% rose less than 1% following the media conglomerate’s earnings late Tuesday.
Hewlett-Packard Co. HPQ+0.48% were nearly flat after being up more than 1% earlier after a media report said Tuesday that H-P’s board is studying a breakup of the technology company.“It’s kind of a flat day, not much out of Washington or Europe; it’s still an earnings-driven story,” said Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG. “Based on investor reaction to consumer stocks, the consumer isn’t doing all that bad.” Consumer-discretionary stocks were one of the few sectors showing gains Wednesday, with some of the best performers getting a lift off their recent earnings reports. Ralph Lauren Corp. l RL +5.89% was one of the best-performing stock on the S&P 500, with shares up nearly 7% after the apparel retailer’s quarterly earnings beat Wall Street expectations.
Also, shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corp.WYN+6.78% were up nearly 7% after the hotel operator showed a 45% improvement in profit for the fourth quarter. Time Warner Inc. TWX+4.10% shares gained 4% after the media giant reported a surge in fourth-quarter earnings, and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. CMG+5.72% shares rose more than 5% after the company’s earnings late Tuesday.
Also, shares of First Solar Inc. FSLR+7.27% rose nearly 7% after Citigroup initiated coverage on the company Wednesday with a Buy rating. On the other hand, GameStop Corp. GME-6.01% shares slumped nearly 7%, as one of the worst performers on the S&P 500.
The S&P 500 Index SPX+0.05% fell 1.4 points, or 0.1%, at 1,510. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP-0.10%declined 8 points, or 0.3%, at 3,164. Earlier in the session, a drop in the euro and European stocks was attributed to mixed polls out of Italy concerning Berlusconi’s popularity weeks before Italian elections.While some polls noted a Berlusconi comeback, which would cause concern among investors as it would likely jeopardize recent Italian reforms, other polls came out to throw cold water on that notion. While that may have pressured the euro, using that excuse for a weight on stocks is “kind of ridiculous,” said Pavlik. “It’s just looking for an excuse,” Pavlik said. “It’s a lack of commitment [from investors].”

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

AT&T:  No mentinons found.

Alcoa: No mentinons found.


American Express: No mentinons found.


Bank of America: No mentinons found.


Boeing:  WSJ pB1 "Boeing tries a fix for 787" by Jon Ostrower, Andy Pasztor, Daniel Michaels say Boeing is proposing a series of battery design changes that it says would minimize the risks of fire on the 787.AJC pA14 "NTSB: Plane batteries not necessarily unsafe" says the NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman won't rule out the use of lithium ion batteries.

NYT pB1 "Crew only 787 flight is approved by FAA" by Christopher Drew, Jad Mouawad" says the flight would be the first for a 787 since they were grounded last month.

   WSJ pB2 "GE brings engine work back" by Kate Linebaugh says in Dec GE Aviation agred to buy Italian parts supplier Avio for $4.4 and it has done other deals that will bring work on its engines back in -house.  Boeing has paid a price for having farmed out crucial parts of the Dreamliner.

Caterpillar: No mentinons found.


Chevron: No mentinons found.


Cisco:  WSJ pB7 "Wi-Fi patent suits targeting Cisco customers can proceed" by Ashby Jones says a fed judge in Chicago dismissed Cisco legal claims against a licensing firm in a decisin that dims Cisco's hopes of turning the table on patent trolls.  In Oct. Cisco accused Innovatio of using illegal tactics to squeeze money from Cisco customers on gronds they infringed Innovatio's patents simply buy buying Cisco and others' products.

Coke:  AKC pA14 Coca-Cola Enterprises increases quarterly dividend" says the dividend will be increased 25% to 20 cents.

Disney: WSJ pC4 "Blue Chips battle for small gain" by Jonathan Cheng says the Dow gained as investors weighed the latest round of earnings reports vs. weakness in European markets.  Disney was up 23 cents after it reported 1Q results that topped analyst estimates.

USAT p3B "Story stocks" lists Diseny saying it reported better than expected results.

DuPont: No mentinons found.


Exxon: No mentinons found.


GE:  WSJ pB2 "GE brings engine work back" by Kate Linebaugh says in Dec GE Aviation agred to buy Italian parts supplier Avio for $4.4 and it has done other deals that will bring work on its engines back in -house.  Boeing has paid a price for having farmed out crucial parts of the Dreamliner.

Hewlett-Packard:  WSJ pC10 "HP stocks seeks life after debt" by Rolfe Winkler says some are saying Hewlett-Packard is worth less than the sum of its parts and the company should break up because its many problems make it look unmanageable.  Hewlett-Packard needs to acquire smallerr firms than Auitonomy in order to compete with Oracle and IBM.

Home Depot:  AJC pA13 "Home Depot adds 2,250 season jobs" by Leon Stafford says Home Depot expects to hire 80,000 seasonal workers nationally this year, 10,000 more than a year ago.

Intel: No mentinons found.


IBM:   WSJ pC10 "HP stocks seeks life after debt" by Rolfe Winkler says some are saying Hewlett-Packard is worth less than the sum of its parts and the company should break up because its many problems make it look unmanageable.  Hewlett-Packard needs to acquire smallerr firms than Auitonomy in order to compete with Oracle and IBM.

JPMorgan:  NYT pB1 "Emails imply JPMorgan kenw some mortgage deals were bad" by Jessica Silver-Greenberg says JPMorgan bundled bad mortgages into complex securities to make the deals mroe appealing according to new emails.

Johnson & Johnson: No mentinons found.


McDonald's:  WSJ pB8 "Low-Cal items fuel restaurant sales" by Julie Jargon says McDonald's is mentioned as posting calorie info on menu boards nationwide.

Merck: No mentinons found.


Microsoft: No mentinons found.


Pfizer:  WSJ pB3 "Biogen to buy control of MS drug" by Joseph Walker says Biogen has been agressive in developing new drugs to expand its market share vs copetitors including Teva and Pfizer.

Procter & Gamble: No mentinons found.


3M: No mentinons found.


Travelers: No mentinons found.


UnitedHealth: No mentinons found.


United Technologies: No mentinons found.


Verizon: No mentinons found.


Walmart: No mentinons found.


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) (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 Frazier (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 2/1/13 ranked in order of market capitalization in billions:

1. Exxon Mobil XOM $410.52
2. WalMart WMT 235.81
3. GE 236.31
4. IBM 229.80
5. Chevron CVX 228.01
6. Microsoft MSFT 223.95
7. Procter & Gamble PG 207.39
8. Johnson & Johnson JNJ 205.57
9. Pfizer PFE 203.43
10. AT&T T 198.18
11. JPMorgan Chase JPM 182.15
12. Coke KO 168.37
13. Verizon VZ 127.53
14. Merck MRK 127.17
15. Bank of America BAC 126.21
16. Cisco CSCO 110.59
17. Intel INTC 106.09
18. Home Depot HD 100.63
19. Disney DIS 96.74
20. McDonald's MCD 96.33
21. United Technologies UTX 80.77
22. 3M MMM 69.78
23. American Express AXP 66.20
24. Caterpillar CAT 65.11
25. UnitedHealth UNH 57.83
26. Boeing BA 56.57
27. DuPont DD 44.77
28. Hewlett-Packard HPQ 32.07
29. Travelers TRV 30.15
30. Alcoa AA 9.60

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Here are the latest 8K, 10Q & 10K & Proxy & certain other SEC filings as of 2/1/13:

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

AT&T T: 1/25/13 8K re: agreement to buy spectrum from Verizon for $1.9 bil
1/24/13 2 8Ks & 1/17/13 8K re: 4Q results
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


Alcoa AA: 1/14/13 8K & 1/9/13 8K re: 4Q results
1/9/13 8K re: William F. Oplinger becoming CFO effective 4/1/13
10/25/12 8K 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: 1/17/13 8K & 1/10/13 8K re: 4Q results
1/15/13 8K re: delingq. 7 write-of stats 3 mos. ended 12/31/12
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


Bank of Am BAC: 1/31/13 8K re: Robert W. Scully retiring from Bd. of Dirs.
1/23/13 8K re: stocks options to certain directors
1/17/13 & 1/7/13 8K re: 4Q results
11/5/12 8K re: redemption of sub debentures
11/2/12 10Q 3Q ended 9/30
10/17/12 8K re: 3Q results

Boeing BA: 1/30/13 8K re: 4Q results
1/23/13 8K re: suspension of SEC reporting for Boeing Capital Corp. sub.
1/17/13 8K re: FAA grounding of 787s
1/11/13 8K re: review of safety of 787
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: 1/28/13 8K re: 4Q results
1/25/13 8K re: 3 month dealer stats
1/18/13 8K re: goodwill impairment of Chinese acquisition
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


Chevron CVX: 2/1/13 8K re: 4Q and 2012 full year results (& 1/10/13 8K)
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: 2/1/13 8K re: election of Gregory Q. Brown, CEO of Motorola to Bd. of Dirs.
1/8/13 8K re: contract with Wim Elfrink, EVP
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


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: 1/18/13 Proxy re: annual shareholders meeting 3/6/13 in Phoeniz, Arizona
1/11/13 8K re: stock plan for directors
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: 1/28/13 8K re: comp. for CEO Ellen J. Kullman
1/22/13 8K re: 4Q results
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: 2/1/13 8K re: 4Q estimated results
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: 1/18/13 8K re: 4Q results
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: 1/31/13 Proxy re: annual stockholders meeting 3/20/13, Mt. View, CA
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

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: 1/18/13 & 1/17/13 8Ks re: 4Q and 2012 results
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

IBM: 21/13 8K re: exec comp for officers
1/23/13 8K re: 4Q earnings call transcript
1/22/13 8K re: 4Q results
1/4/13 8K re: retirement of Michael E. Daniels, SVP
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.


JPMorganChase JPM: 1/25/13 8K re: closing of sale of notes
1/16/13 2 8Ks re: 4Q results
1/16/13 8K re: internal report re: trading loss
1/9/13 8K re: leaving of James E. Staley, Chrm. of Corporate & Inv. Banking Unit
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


Johnson & Johnson JNJ: 1/22/13 2 8Ks re: 4Q & 2012 results and earnings call
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: 1/31/13 8K re: quarterly cash dividend
1/23/13 8K re: 4Q & 2012 results
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


Merck MRK: 2/1/13 8K re: 4Q & 2012 results
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


Microsoft MSFT: 1/24/13 10Q & 8K re: quarter ended 12/31/12
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


Pfizer PFE: 1/29/13 8K re: 4Q & 2012 results
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: 1/25/13 10Q & 2 8Ks re: quarter ended 12/31/12
1/8/13 8K re: quarterly dividend of 0.562 cents a share
1/8/13 8K re: election of Terry Lundgren, CEO of Macy's to BoD replacing Jon Rodgers
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



3M MMM: 1/24/13 8K re: 4Q & 2012 results
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


Travelers TRV: 1/23/13 &1/22/13 8Ks re: 4Q results
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: 1/17/13 8K re: 4Q & 2012 results
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


United Technologies UTX: 1/23/13 8K re: 4Q & 2012 results
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: 1/25/13 8K re: sale of spectrum to AT&T
1/22/13 8K re: 4Q results (& 1/18/13 & 1/7/13 4Q updates)
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


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
THE END

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