Thursday, March 7, 2013

3/7/13 Thurs am Microsoft fined $733 Mil

Post No. 2,080  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 3/1/13 and recent Dow 30 components' SEC filings as of 3/1/13.

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 Boomberg) 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 14,296.24 up 42.47 or 0.30% from Tuesday's close of 14,253.77. For the year the Dow is up 9.10%  Of the Dow components 20 gained and 10 declined. The biggest gainer dollar-wise was IBM up $1.89 and percentage-wise was Bank of Americ up 3.2%. The biggest decliner dollar-wise was Caterpillar down 64 cents and percentage-wise was Microsoft down 0.92%.

WSJ pC4 "New Day, New highf or Dow" by Chris Dieterich says a report by ADP and Moody's Analytics that saw an increae of 198,000 jobs, better than expected, drove the market higher.  Bank of America topped the Dow up 37 cents, Hewlett-Packard rose 56 cents.  Microsoft fell 26 cents due to the $732 mil fine from the European Union.

USAT p3B "Dow  sets high after appetitie for stock funds fades" byAdam Shell says after 7 straight weeks of net inflows into funds that invest in US stocks, investors yanked $1.1 bil more out of these funds than they put in during the week ended 2/27.

NYT pB6 "Hints of a jobs uptick help buoy the market" by Reuters says Wall St edged higher Wed due to ADP's survey that bodes well for the monthly jobs report due at week's end.

AJC pA11 "US stocks add to record level" by Matthew Craft, AP says an encouraging job market report helped nudge the stock market to another record high.

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 15.62 up  from yesterday's trailing P/E ratio of 15.56  (year ago it was 15.95); today's opening P/E estimate is 13.68 up  from Wednesday' s P/E estimate of 12.53 (year ago it was 13.12) and today's opening dividend yield is 2.16 down from yesterday's opening dividend yield of 2.47 (last year it was 2.00). The Dow's all-time high was 14,296.24 on March 6, 2013. 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 1,861.60 up 6.53 from Tuesday's closing numerator of 1,856.07. 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 change for today by the divisor (0.130216081) you get the change 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 $62.05 up 18 cents from Tuesday's average of $61.87. The median closing price of Wednesday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $54.99 (DIS/UNH) unchanged cents from Tuesday's median closing price of $54.99. 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 $653 ($185,607 - $185,607).

3/6/13 Wednesday 4:38 pm MarketWatch by Kate Gibson says U.S. stocks on Wednesday finished mostly higher, with the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average extending its record rise after an encouraging report on private-payrolls growth. The S&P 500 index — a broader gauge of the stock market — posted slight gains, ending the session 24 points from its all-time closing high recorded in October of 2007. The market’s bull run has come amid central-bank monetary easing both in the United States and overseas, with the European Central Bank and Japan’s central bank among those participating.“I wonder is it counter-intuitive optimism growing from Japan to the U.S. that they are going to keep the punch bowl out there. Central bankers are all in; how can you collectively fight all of them, if you’re betting against them, that’s a big bet to make,” said Nick Raich, CEO of the Earnings Scout, an independent microeconomic research firm specializing in corporate earnings trends in Cleveland, Ohio. A day after closing at an all-time high, the Dow Jones Industrial AverageDJIA +0.30% furthered its gains, rising as much as 66 points and ending up 42.47 points, or 0.3%, at 14,296.24. Materials and financial companies fared best among the 10 major industry groups on the S&P 500 index, which added 1.67 point, or 0.1%, to 1,541.46, leaving it 24 points shy of its record-high finish hit in October 2007. “We’re approaching all-time highs because we’re at all-time levels of profit,” said Raich. “Earnings growth for the S&P 500 SPX +0.11% reaccelerated form the third to fourth quarter, but there is going to be a temporary slowdown in first quarter,” he added. The Nasdaq Composite COMP -0.06% lost 1.77 point, or 0.1%, to 3,222.37, hit in part by a 1.3% decline in shares of Apple Inc. AAPL -1.27% . For every two stocks falling nearly three gained on the New York Stock Exchange, where almost 684 million shares traded. Composite volume approached 3.7 billion. Data showed a welcome rise in private-sector payrolls in February, a less-than-expected drop in U.S. factory orders the month before and evidence of slowing retail sales from the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book. Richard E. Sylla, financial historian and professor of economics at NYU's Stern School of Business, discusses the likelihood of a series of markets highs, the impact of the Fed's ability to keep interest rates down, and the tendency for investors to buy high and sell low. Ahead of the open, stock-index futures extended gains after Automatic Data Processing Inc. reported private-sector jobs rose by 198,000 last month, exceeding expectations. The January jobs data were revised higher. “It all looks good; the numbers are showing roughly 200,000 now for the last two months,” said Raich. Other Wednesday data had the government reporting orders for U.S. factory goods in January declined by the most in five months, hit by weak appetite for military hardware and commercial aircraft. Among individual stock movers, Staples Inc.SPLS +7.70% slid 7.2% after the office-supplies retailer projected profit beneath estimates. VeriFone Systems Inc. PAY +8.57% added 8.6% after the manufacturer of credit-card terminals reported earnings that topped expectations. Shares of Best Buy Co. BBY +1.90% rose 1.9% after Jefferies Group Inc. hiked its view on the retailer to buy from hold.

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

AT&T:  No mentions found.

Alcoa:   No mentions found

American Express:   No mentions found

Bank of America: WSJ pC4 "New Day, New highf or Dow" by Chris Dieterich says a report by ADP and Moody's Analytics that saw an increase of 198,000 jobs, better than expected, drove the market higher. Bank of America topped the Dow up 37 cents, Hewlett-Packard rose 56 cents. Microsoft fell 26 cents due to the $732 mil fine from the European Union.

WSJ pC10 "Banks are less stressed over capital plans" by David Reilly,  USAT p3B lists Bank of America as a gainer yesterday as it moved up ahead of the Fed's stress test results.

NYT pB4 "Bank of America faces a big lawsuit with low legal reserves" by Jesse Eisinger says a lawsuit over the mortgage settlement could cost Bank of America billions more than it has reserved.

WSJ pC1 "BofA times an options trade well" by John Carreyrou, Kaitlyn Kiernan, Tom McGinty says Bank of America profited from a big options bet ti made on an alcohol firm stock days before it announced an acquisition in which the bank was the lead lender.  Bank of America last June bought an option on shares of Constellation Brands Inc.

Boeing:  NYT pB1 "FAA close to approval of 787 tests by Boeing" by Christopher Drew, WSJ pB1 "LaHood still has questions on 787s" by Andy Pasztor, Monica Langley, Jon Ostrower, AJC pA12 "Boeing plan to test fixes on 787 nears approval"  say tests could begin next week.

WSJ pB2 "Challenge to Boeing, Airbus" by Jon Ostrower, Caroline Van Hasselt says for more than 15 years, Boeing and Airbus have controlled the marekt for commerical jetliners carrying more than 125 people but on Thurs. Bombardier plans to show a CSeries aircraft that will compete with tehm.

Caterpillar:  No mentions found

Chevron:  No mentions found

Cisco:  USAT p3B "Apple, Microsoft, Google top lsits of cash rich companies" by Matt Krantz says Cisco has $68.1 bil in cash and Microsoft has a lot of cash.

Coke:  AJC pA13 "Coca-Cola alters Sprite in Britain" says its using a version in the UK that has the sweetener stevia and 30% fewer calories.

Disney:  WSJ pB9 "Disney's Hyperion to put older book titles on market" by Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg says Hyperion will put its backlsit of older titles on the market as part of a shift in sttrategy to focus on publishing books linked to tv properties.

WSJ pB8 "Sahreholders at Disney narrowly back pay plan" by Ben Fritz says Dsiney's shareholders blessed the firms exec comp plan.

DuPont:   No mentions found

Exxon:  WSJ pB9 "Exxon to invest mroe in energy projects" by Tom Fowler, WSJ pC10 "Overheard", WSJ pC10 "Chavez death could open up Venezuela oil" by Andrew Peaple, AJC pA12 "Exxon Mobil sees lower production this year" say Exxon says production will decline by 1% due to weaker output of natural gas.  It will spend $100 bil on exploration & develojpment over the next 5 years and expects annaul production to rise by up to 3% through '17.

GE:  No mentions found

Hewlett-Packard:  WSJ pC4 "New Day, New highf or Dow" by Chris Dieterich says a report by ADP and Moody's Analytics that saw an increae of 198,000 jobs, better than expected, drove the market higher. Bank of America topped the Dow up 37 cents, Hewlett-Packard rose 56 cents. Microsoft fell 26 cents due to the $732 mil fine from the European Union.

Home Depot:  AJC pA11 "PayPal rival sues Home Depot over checkout tech" by Christopher Seward says PayOne says Home Depot is using mobile phone checkout technology that PayPal did not develop.
Intel:  No mentions found

IBM:  No mentions found

JPMorgan:  No mentions found

Johnson & Johnson:  No mentions found

McDonald's:  No mentions found

Merck:  No mentions found

Microsoft:  USAT p2B "European regulators ht Microsoft with $731M fine" by Byron Acohido, NYT pB2 "European regualtors fine Microsoft and then promise to do better" by James Kanter, WSJ pB5 "EU fines Microsoft for broken promise" by Vanessa Mock, AJC pA11 "Microsoft fined $733M" by Toby Sterling, AP say the firm broke its pldge to the European Union to allow users to have  a choice re: browsers.

WSJ pB5 "Microsoft backs school privacy bill taking aim at Google" by Jacob Gershman, Shira Ovide says an unanmed focus of a new bill to restrict the use of data gathered while children use computers at publich schools is Google and Microsoft is pushing the charge.

WSJ pC4 "New Day, New highf or Dow" by Chris Dieterich says a report by ADP and Moody's Analytics that saw an increae of 198,000 jobs, better than expected, drove the market higher. Bank of America topped the Dow up 37 cents, Hewlett-Packard rose 56 cents. Microsoft fell 26 cents due to the $732 mil fine from the European Union.

USAT p3B "Apple, Microsoft, Google top lsits of cash rich companies" by Matt Krantz  says Cisco has $68.1 bil in cash and Microsoft has a lot of cash.

Pfizer:  No mentions found

Procter & Gamble:  No mentions found

3M:  No mentions found

Travelers:  No mentions found

UnitedHealth:  No mentions found

United Technologies:  No mentions found

Verizon:  No mentions found

Walmart:  NYT pB1 "A respite in efforts by Walmart in NY" by StevenGreenhouse, Stephanie Clifford" says Walmart has scaled back its effort to open a store in Brooklyn.

Wednesday'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 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)

Here are the Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 as of 3/1/13 ranked in order of market capitalization in billions:

1. Exxon Mobil XOM $402.61
2. GE 242.37
3. WalMart WMT 239.61
4. Microsoft MSFT 234.12
5. IBM 227.26
6. Chevron CVX 227.10
7. Johnson & Johnson JNJ 214.40
8. Procter & Gamble PG 208.94
9. Pfizer PFE 201.66
10. AT&T T 197.75
11. JPMorgan Chase JPM 186.19
12. Coke KO 172.95
13. Verizon VZ 133.57
14. Merck MRK 129.60
15. Bank of America BAC 122.23
16. Cisco CSCO 111.07
17. Intel INTC 104.01
18. Home Depot HD 102.10
19. Disney DIS 99.89
20. McDonald's MCD 96.06
21. United Technologies UTX 82.62
22. 3M MMM 71.60
23. American Express AXP 68.90
24. Caterpillar CAT 59.85
25. Boeing BA 58.44
26. UnitedHealth UNH 54.85
27. DuPont DD 44.93
28. Hewlett-Packard HPQ 39.35
29. Travelers TRV 30.50
30. Alcoa AA 9.03


Here are the latest 8K, 10Q & 10K & Proxy & certain other SEC filings as of 3/1/13:

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

AT&T T: 2/22/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
2/12/13 8K re: closing of sale of various Notes
2/4/12 8K re: the increased of the Board of Dirs from 12 to 13 & election of Micahel B. McCalister to Bd.
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

Alcoa AA: 3/1/12 Proxy re: annual meeting of shareholders on 5/3/13 at Fairmont Hotel, Pittsburgh
2/19/13 & 2/15/13 10K & 10K/A for year ended 12/31/12
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

American Express AXP: 2/22/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
2/22/13 8K re: election of Anne Lauvergeon & Samuel J. Palmisano (former IBM CEO) as Dirs.
2/15/13 8K re: delinq. & write-off stats for the 3 months ending 1/31/13
2/6/13 8K re: semin-annual presentation to Fin'l Community
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: 2/28/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
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

Boeing BA: 2/11/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
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

Caterpillar CAT: 2/20/13 8K re: Jan. dealer stats.
2/19/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
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: 3/1/13 8K re: resignation of Chuck Hagel as Dir. to become Sec'y of Defense
2/22/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
2/4/13 8K re: compensation to officers
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

Cisco CSCO: 2/19/13 10Q & 2/13/13 8K re: 2 Qtr ended 1/26/13 results
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

Coke KO: 2/27/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
2/21/13 8K re: retirment of Donald R. Keough & James B. Williams as Directors
2/20/13 8K re: stock option plan for execs
2/12/13 8K results for year & 4Q ended 12/31/12

Disney DIS: 2/26/13 Proxy re: supplemntal info re: what a great job CEO Robert Iger is doing
2/14/13 8K re: issuance of Global Notes
2/5/13 10Q & 2/5/13 8K re: 1 Qtr ended 12/29/12 results
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

DuPont DD: 2/7/13 8K re: closing of sale of Performance Coating biz to Carlyle Group of $4.9 bil cash
1/28/13 8K re: comp. for CEO Ellen J. Kullman
1/22/13 8K re: 4Q results

ExxonMobil XOM: 2/27/13 Iran Notice
2/27/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
2/19/13 8K re: replacement reserves for 2012
2/1/13 8K re: 4Q results for year ended 12/31/12
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: 2/28/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
2/15/13 8K re: increase of number of Directors from 18 to 19 & election of Francisco D. Souza , CEO of Cognizant Technologies, as Director
2/12/13 8K re: sale of GE's 49% interest in NBC Universal to Comcast for $12 bil cash & 4 bil stock
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

Hewlett-Packard HPQ: 2/21/13 2 8Ks re: 1 Qtr ended 1/31/13 results
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

Home Depot HD: 2/26/13 8K re: results of year & qtr ended 2/3/13
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

Intel INTC: 2/19/13 10K for year ended 12/29/12
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

IBM: 2/28/13 2 8Ks re: investor briefing
2/26/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
2/7/13 8K re: underwriting of Notes
2/1/13 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

JPMorganChase JPM: 2/28/13 8K re: Investor Day presentation
2/28/13 Iran Notice
2/28/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
2/5/13 8K re: issuance of Preferred Shares
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: 2/25/13 8K re: charge to net income due to Venezuelan currency devaluation
2/22/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
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

McDonald's MCD: 2/25/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
2/20/13 8K re: comp for officers
2/8/13 8K re: sales decrease of 1.9% in Jan
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: 2/25/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
2/20/13 8K re: paying $215 mil to settle class action lawsuits related to ENHANCE Study
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

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: 2/28 & 3/1/13 10K & 10K/A for year ended 12/31/12
2/28/13 Iran Notice
1/29/13 8K re: 4Q & 2012 results
11/9/12 10Q re: Qtr ended 9/30
11/1/12 8K re: 3Q results

Procter & Gamble PG: 2/21/13 8K re: presentation at Consumer Analyst Group of NY
2/14/13 8K re: eps outlook due to Venezuelan currency devaluation
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

3M MMM: 3/1/13 8K re: realignment of 3M's business groups and effect on results
2/14/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
2/6/13 8K re: election of Muhtar Kent, Coke CEO, as Director
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 &

Travelers TRV: 3/1/13 10K/A & 2/19/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
1/23/13 &1/22/13 8Ks re: 4Q results
12/5/12 8K re: estimate of losses due to Hurricane Sandy

UnitedHealth Group UNH: 2/28/13 8K re: sale of Notes
2/7/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
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

United Technologies UTX: 2/7/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
2/7/13 Iran Notice
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

Verizon Communications Inc. VZ: 2/26/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
2/7/13 8K re: election of Gregory D. Wasson, Pres & CEO of Walgreen, as Director
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: 2/21/13 8K re: 4Q results & dividend for FY 2014
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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