Sunday, June 16, 2013

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Post No. 2,227  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 as of June 15, 2013 and recent Dow 30 components' SEC filings as of June 15, 2013.

 A read of the print editions of Monday's Barron's and  Investor's Business Daily, the combined Sat/Sun issues of the Wall St. Journal & Financial Times; and Sunday's & Saturday's  New York Times & Atlanta Journal & Constitution 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 15070.18 down 105.9 or 0.70% from Thursday's close of 15176.08. For the year the Dow is up 15.00%.  For the week the Dow is down177.94 or 1.17% from last Friday's close of 15248.12. Of the Dow components 4 gained, Johnson & Johnson was unchanged and 25  declined. The biggest gainer dollar-wise  and percentage-wise was Verizon up 43 cents or 0.85%. The biggest decliner dollar-wise  and percentage-wise was American Express down $2.24 or 2.98%.

WSJ pB4 "Stocks sink amid jitters about Fed" by Matt Jarzemsky says US stocks slumped extending their losses for the week as sluggish economic readings & jitters ahead fo the coming week's Fed Reserve meeting kept buyers at bay.

IBD pB8 "Stocks dip as trade fades; Fed's two meeting looms" by Paul Whitfield says stocks rallied in the first half hour of trade Fri but then reversed lower to a negative finish as Friday's action was down in declining trade and the current outlook is a confirmed uptrend.

Sat NYT pB6 "Shares end the week down after 2 dissatisfying reports" and same story at Sat. AJC pA10 "Economic reports hit stocks" by AP says disappointing reports about the US economy pushed the stock market lower on Fri.

FT p11 "Groupon proves to be just the ticket onb roker upgrade" by Jason Abbruzzese says the S&P ended down only 1% after rallying back from midweek losses.

As of the close of the market on Friday the current divisor for the Dow Jones Industrial Average found at page B5 of Saturday's Wall St. Journal is 0.130216081. Friday's closing trailing P/E ratio is 16.47 down from Friday's opening trailing P/E ratio of 16.58 (last year it was 14.07); Friday's closing P/E estimate is 13.62 down from Friday's opening P/E estimate of 13.75 (year ago it was 12.05) and Friday's closing dividend yield is 2.42 up from Friday's opening dividend yield of 2.41 (last year it was 2.66). The Dow's all-time high was 15,409.39 on May 28, 2013. 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 1962.38 down 13.79 from Thursday's closing numerator of 1976.17. 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 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  Friday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $65.41 down 46  cents from Thursday's average of $65.87. The median closing price of Friday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $63.80 (DIS/UNH) down 42 cents from Thursday's median closing price of $64.22. 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 $1,379 ( $197,617 - $196,238).

Friday MarketWatch 4:18 by Kate Gibson says U.S. stocks fell on Friday, chalking up a third weekly loss in four, with investors on guard ahead of next week’s monetary-policy decision by the Federal Open Market Committee.“We didn’t get the pullback in May when we thought we would, so it looks like June is giving us some of that,” said Andrew Fitzpatrick, director of investments at Hinsdale Associates Inc. A day after Wall Street rallied on thinking the Federal Reserve would continue record-low interest rates, investors took a cautious stance on the final session of a losing week.The FOMC holds a two-day policy gathering next week, with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke due to hold a news conference Wednesday, after the FOMC decision.Wall Street is tracking economic reports for clues as to whether the economy is strong enough to withstand the much-talked of tapering of Fed stimulus, specifically its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases.“The economy is not where it needs to be for the Fed to cut off stimulus, with inflation coming in under their target and with the jobs report still not being really strong, it still leaves room for the Fed to maintain its policies,” said Fitzpatrick. After this week’s global volatility, attention will remain focused on the next FOMC meeting and whether the Federal Reserve will indicate any change to its quantitative-easing policy.On Friday, the Fed was advised to step carefully in scaling back from its monetary easing by the International Monetary Fund, which also cut its U.S. growth outlook for next year to 2.7% from the 3% projected in April.After climbing 29 points and falling 131, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA -0.70%  lost 105.90 points, or 0.7%, to 15,070.18.Down 1.2% for the week, the Dow on Friday made its fourth consecutive triple-digit move.A day after its best session since Jan. 2, the S&P 500 index SPX -0.59%  retreated 9.63 points, or 0.6%, to 1,626.73, with financials pacing the losses that included all but one of its 10 major sectors.The S&P 500 finished with a 1% weekly drop.The Nasdaq Composite COMP -0.63%  shed 21.81 points, or 0.6%, to 3,423.56, leaving it off 1.3% from last Friday’s close.Decliners ran ahead of advancers on the New York Stock Exchange, where nearly 626 million shares traded. Composite volume neared 2.9 billion.Energy prices rose, with crude-oil futures CLN3 +1.23% climbing to highs not seen since September, up $1.82 at $97.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Gold also gained, with futures GCQ3 +0.85%  rising $9.80 to close at $1,387.60 an ounce.

Sunday's & Saturday's Dow News followed by Friday's Closing Dow Numbers:

AT&T:  No mentions found.

Alcoa: No mentions found.

American Express: No mentions found.

Bank of America: No mentions found.

Boeing:  IBD pA1 "US defense giants declare no-fly zone at Paris Air Show" by Gillian Rich says for the first time since '91 no US firm will showcase any fighter aircraft at the show which starts Mon.  Reasons are the sequester limits the US military from cooperating by having jets available and Boeing is concentrating on other air shows.

Sat AJC pA8 "First flight of Airbus A350 reopens wide body race" by Lori Hinnant, WSJ pB3 "Flight check: Airbus's answer to the Dreamlienr is airborne", Sat NYT pB1 "Sleek new star attraction" by Nicola Clark, FT p8 Test flight for Airbus A350 passes with flying colours", IBD pA2 "Airbus A350 flight successful" say the rival to the Boeing 787, the Airbus A350, had a safe 4 hour first flight.  Boeing and Airbus are expected to announce large orders at the Paris Air Show.

Caterpillar:  Barron's p44 "Caterpillar and target raise payouts" by Shirley A. Lazo says Caterpillar sweetened its quarterly common dividend for the 20th year in a row for a 2.9% yield.

Chevron: No mentions found.

Cisco: No mentions found.

Coke: No mentions found.

Disney: No mentions found.

DuPont: No mentions found.

Exxon: No mentions found.

GE:  Barron's p34 "2013 Roundtable report card" among the panelist only one Dow firm, GE, shows up as a stock pick and it is from Brian Rogers.

Hewlett-Packard: No mentions found.

Home Depot: No mentions found.

Intel: No mentions found.

IBM: No mentions found.

JPMorgan:  WSJ pB2 "JPMorgan to divest unit" by Robin Sidel, Liz Moyer, Sat NYT pB2 "JPMorgan Spinning off private equity unit" by Peter Lattman, FT p8 "JPMorgan to spin off $4. bil equity fund" by Tom Braithwaite, Dan McCrum says JPMorgan's last remaining private equity unit, One Equity Partners would be spun out.

Barron's p14 "Week review" quotes JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon saying "we were wrong" about the London Whale trade.

Johnson & Johnson: No mentions found.

McDonald's:  Barron's pM14 Research reports edited by Paul Farrell says Credit Suisse did a report on McDonald's on June 10 with an "outperform" saying McDonald's unadjusted US comps can improve from May's reported 2.4% rise.

Merck:  WSJ pB3 "Merck cuts layer of research managers" by Jonathan D. Rockoff, Peter Loftus says Merck is stripping a layer of senior management from its research and development arm as Roger Perlmutter, the new chief of the labs, seeks to turn around a unit was too complex.

Microsoft:  Sat AJC pA8 "Office iPhone app available" by Anick Jesdanun, AP says even as a pared down version of Microsoft's Office software package arrived on the iPhone, Microsoft is holding out on extending that to the iPad and Android devices as it tries to boost sales of tablet computers running its own Windows system.  Microsoft also isn't selling Office Mobile for iPhone separately.

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: No mentions found.

Friday's Closing Dow Numbers:

Symbol Last Sale Change % Change Share Volume Market

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 Brian Krzanich (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 Frazier (Whitehouse Station, N.J.)

Microsoft MSFT Steve Ballmer (Redmond, WA)

Pfizer PFE Ian Read (NY, NY)

Procter & Gamble PG A. G. Lafley (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 6/15/13 ranked in order of market capitalization in billions:

1. Exxon Mobil XOM $402.75
2. Microsoft MSFT 287.28
3. WalMart WMT 245.32
4. GE 243.20
5. Johnson & Johnson JNJ 238.50
6. Chevron CVX 233.16
7. IBM 224.20
8. Procter & Gamble PG 213.86
9. Pfizer PFE 205.54
10. JPMorgan Chase JPM 200.81
11.  AT&T T 193.20
12. Coke KO 179.66
13. Verizon VZ 146.12
14. Merck MRK 144.79
15.  Bank of America BAC 140.90
16. Cisco CSCO 128.75
17. Intel INTC 123.88
18. Disney DIS 114.90
19. Home Depot HD 111.88
20. McDonald's MCD 98.67
21. United Technologies UTX 86.43
22. American Express AXP 80.17
23. Boeing BA 77.26
24. 3M MMM 76.63
25. UnitedHealth UNH 65.08
26. Caterpillar CAT 55.14
27. DuPont DD 48.49
28. Hewlett-Packard HPQ 47.71
29. Travelers TRV 30.92
30. Alcoa AA 8.68


Here are the latest 8K, 10Q & 10K & Proxy & certain other SEC filings as of 6/15/13:

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

AT&T T: 5/24/13 8K re: redemption of debentures
5/15/13 8K re: closing of sale of Global Notes due '43
5/3/13 10Q & 2 8Ks 4/23/13 re: 1 Qtr ended 3/31/13 results
4/29/13 8K re: voting results of annual stockholders meeting on 4/25/13
4/11/13 8K re: reclassification of revenue items
3/13/13& 3/5 8Ks re: closing of sale of global notes
3/1/13 Proxy re: Annual Meeting of Stockholders 4/26/13 Cheyenne, WY

Alcoa AA: 5/30/13 8K re: Moody's downgrade of debt rating from Baa3 to Ba1 & from negative to stable
5/24/13 8K re: redemption of 65 Notes due 7/15/13
5/20/13 8K re: shut down of 2 smelters in Quebec
5/9/13 8K re: Sustainability Highlights Report
5/8/13 8K re: approval of Stock Incentive Plan
4/18/13 10Q; 4/11/3 8K & 4/9/13 8K all re: 1 Qtr ended 3/31/13 results
4/9/13 Proxy materials for 5/3/13 annual meeting of stockholders
3/1/12 Proxy re: annual meeting of shareholders on 5/3/13 at Fairmont Hotel, Pittsburgh

American Express AXP: 5/22/13 & 5/17/13 8Ks re:  issuance of $1.85 bil of notes
5/15/13 8K re: delinq. & write-off stats for 3 months through 4/30/13
5/7/13 8K re: retirement of CFO Daniel T. Henry
5/2/13 8K re: voting results of 4/29 Sahreholder Meeting
4/30/13 8K re: increase in quarterly dividend from 20 cents to 23 cents per share
4/29/13 10Q & 4/17/13 8K re: 1Qtr ended 3/31/13 results
4/15/13 8K re: election of Edward P. Gilligan, Pres.
4/15/13 8K re: delinq. & write-off states for 3 months through 3/31
3/25/13 8K re: stock buyback of up to 150 mil shares and qtr div of 20 cents payable 5/10 to record holders as of 4/5
3/18/13 Proxy re: annual mtg of shareholders 4/29/13 at NYC HQ
3/15/13 8K re: delinq. & write-off stats Dec. thru Feb. '13
3/14/13 8K re: buback of up to $4bil of shares & qtr div. of 23 cents

Bank of Am BAC:  5/29/13 8K re: issuance of 40,000 shaes of Series U Preferred Stock
5/28/13 8K re: redemption of Perpetual Preferred Stock
5/8/13 8K re: voting results from 5/8 Stockholders Meeting
5/7/13 10Q & 4/17/13 8K re: 1 Qtr ended 3/31 results
5/6/13 8K re: settlement of lawsuit with MBIA
4/1/13 8K re: redemption of certain securities
3/28/13 Proxy re: Annual mtg of stockholders 5/8/13 Charlotte Marriott, N.C.
3/15/13 8K re: Mukesh D. Ambani retirement from Bd. of Dirs.
3/14/13 8K re: Red ok'd capital plan
3/5/13 8K re: error in 10K consents

Boeing BA: 5/3/13 8K re: issuance of floating rate senior notes due '14
4/30/13 8K re: voting results of 4/29 shareholders meeting held 4/29
4/24/13 10Q & 4/24/13 8K re: 1 Qtr. ended 3/31 results
4/22/13, 4/16 & 3/15/13 Proxy materials re: 4/29/13 annual mtg of shareholders at Field Museum, Chicago
2/11/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12

Caterpillar CAT: 6/12/13 8K re: 15% increase in dividend from 8 cents to 60 cents payable 8/20 to record holders 7/22
5/20/13 8K re: 3 months dealer stats Feb through April 2013
5/17/13 8K re: settlement re: litigation arising from acquisition of ERA Mining (China)
5/2/13 10Q & 4/22/13 8K re: 1 Qtr ended 3/31/13 results
4/19/13 8K re: March dealer stats
4/10/13 8K re: retirement of G. Vittecoq, VP
3/20/13 8K re: 3 month dealer stats thru 12/12

Chevron CVX: 6/4/13 8K re: approval by stockholders of Long Term Incentive Plan
5/2/13 10Q; 4/26/13 8K; 4/10/13 8K re: 1 Qtr ended 3/31/13 results
4/11/13 & 4/2/13 Proxy materials re: Stockholders meeting on 5/29
4/2/13 8K re: salary increase for CEO and other execs
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)

Cisco CSCO: 6/12/13 8K re: executives' adoption of pre-arranged stock trading plan
6/7/13 8K re: Cisco payment to Tivo of $294 mil to settle patent dispute that includes Google & AARIS Group
5/21/13 10Q for qtr ended 4/27/13
5/15/13 8K re: 3Q ended 4/27 results
3/26/13 8K re: exec pre-arranged stock trading plan
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.

Coke KO: 5/15/13 8K re: amendment of by-laws to allow calling of special shareholders meeting
4/26/13 10Q & 4/16/13 8K re: 1 Qtr ended 3/29 results
4/4/13 Proxy re: 4/24 shareholder meeting
3/21/13 8K re: transfer of Indian & SW Asian business units to Pacific segments
3/11/13 Proxy re: 4/24/13 annual shareholder meeting at Cobb Galleries, Atlanta
3/5/13 8K re: closing of sale of $500 mil floating rate notes due '15
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: 5/7/13 10Q & 8K re: 1 Qtr ended 3/30 results
3/20/13 8K re: $1.5 bil 364 day credit agreement
3/8/13 8K re: change to exec bonus plan
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

DuPont DD: 4/29/13 8K re: voting results of 4/24 stockholders meeting
4/23/13 10Q & 8K re: quarter ended 3/31 results
4/4 proxy materials
3/26/13 8K re: settlement with Monsanto of patent litigation
3/15/13 Proxy re: 4/24 Stockholders Meeting at DuPont Theatre, Wilmington, DE
2/7/13 8K re: closing of sale of Performance Coating biz to Carlyle Group of $4.9 bil cash

ExxonMobil XOM: 6/3/13 8K re: voting results of 5/29/13 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
5/13/13; 5/10; 4/12 Proxy materials
5/2/13 10Q & 4/25/13 8K re: 1 Qtr. ended 3/31 results
3/26/13 8K re: financial presentation
3/12/13 8K re: analyst meeting
2/27/13 Iran Notice
2/27/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12

GE: 6/14/13 8K re: election of Keith S. Sherlin, CEO GE Capital
5/8/13 10Q & 4/19/13 8K re: 1 Qtr. ended 3/31 results
4/26/13 8K re: voting results of 4/24 shareholders meeting
4/8/13 Proxy materials for shareholders meetings
3/20/13 8K re: bonuses to execs
3/19/13 8K re: closing of sale of GE's 49% interest in Comcast
3/18/13 8K re: selection of Jan R. Hauser as VP, Controller]
3/11/13 Proxy re: 4/24/13 Annual Shareholder mtg at Morial Conv. Ctr, New Orlean
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

Hewlett-Packard HPQ: 6/6/13 10Q & 5/22/13 8K re: qtr ended 4/30/13
5/29/13 8K re: resignation of John H. Mammergren & G. Kennedy Thompson from BoD and temporary reduction of Board members from 11 to 9
4/4/13 8K re: resignations of directors John H. Hammergren & G. Kennedy Thompson
3/21/13 8K re: voting results of stockholders meeting on 3/20
3/12 Proxy materials
3/11/13 10Q for qtr ended 1/31/13
2/21/13 2 8Ks re: 1 Qtr ended 1/31/13 results

Home Depot HD: 5/29/13 8K re: shareholder approval of Amended  Restated '05 Stock Incentive Plan
5/29/13 10Q & 5/21/13 8K re: qtr ended 5/5/13
4/8/13 Proxy materials for 5/23 shareholders meeting at Cobb Galleria, Atlanta
4/5/13 8K re: issuance of 2.7% Sr. Notes due '23 & '43
3/28/13 10K for year ended 2/3/13
3/6/13 8K re: amendment to stock option plan
2/26/13 8K re: results of year & qtr ended 2/3/13

Intel INTC: 5/21/13 8K re: Brian M. Krzanich became CEO on 5/16
5/8/13 Proxy materials
5/2/13 8K re: election of Brian M. Krzanich as CEO Z& Renee J. James as pres. effective 5/16
4/29/13 10Q & 4/17 8K & 4/16 8K re: results of 1st quarter ended 3/30
4/3/13 Proxy materials for 5/16 stockholders meeting at Santa Clara, Cal.
2/19/13 10K for year ended 12/29/12

IBM: 5/6/13 8K re: issuance of notes
5/3/13 8K re: retirement of SVP HR J. Randall MacDonald
4/30/13 10Q & 4/19/13 & 4/18/13 8Ks re: 1 Qtr ended 3/31 results
4/3/13 Proxy materials
3/11/13 Proxy re 4.30/13 annual meeting of stockholders at Von Braun Ctr., Huntsville, Al
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

JPMorganChase JPM: 6/10/13 8K re: amendment to Cert. of Incorp. to allow shareholder action by written consent
 6/4/13 8K re: Reg FD disclosure re: investor conference presentation
5/23/13 8K re: results of 5/21/13 Annual Shareholders Meeting
5/16/13 Proxy materials for 5/21 shareholders meeting
5/15/13 8K re: sale of 1.6% notes due '18
5/8/13 10Q & 4/12 8K re: 1Q ended 3/31 results
5/2/13 8K re: sale of 4.25% notes due '18
4/23/13 8K re: sale of notes
5/1/13 8K re: sale of notes
4/29/13 8K re: resignation of co-C Frank J. Bisignano
4/9/13 8K re: redemption of securities
3/22/13 Proxy re: 5/21/13 annual shareholders mtg at Highland Oaks Campus, Tampa
3/15/13 8K re: stock buyback of up to $6 bil and payment of 30 cent dividend on 3/19
2/28/13 8K re: Investor Day presentation
2/28/13 Iran Notice
2/28/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12

Johnson & Johnson JNJ: 5/3/13 10Q & 4/16 8K reL: 1 Qtr ended 3/31 results
4/26/13 8K re: voting results of 4/25 shareholders meeting
3/13/13 Proxy re: 4/25/13 Shareholder mtg at Hyatt New Brunswick, NJ
2/25/13 8K re: charge to net income due to Venezuelan currency devaluation
2/22/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12

McDonald's MCD: 6/10/13 8K re: Reg. FD disclosure re: Investor Release
5/28/13 8K re: voting results of 5/23/13 Annual Shareholders Meeting
5/8/13 8K re: April sales
5/6/13 8K re: issuance of notes
5/3/13 8K re: adjustment to sales results
3/31/13 10Q & 4/19/13 8K re: 1 Qtr ended 3/31 results
4/12/13 Proxy materials for 5/23 shareholders meeting at Oak Brook, Ill
3/13/13 8K re: decrease of global sales by 1.5% in Feb.
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

Merck MRK: 5/30/13 8K re: voting results of 5/28/13 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
5/22/13 8K re: accelerated stock repurchase agreement with Goldman Sachs
5/20/13 8K re: issuance of $6 bil of notes
3/31/13 10Q & 5/1/13 1 Qtr ended 3/31 results
4/15/13 Proxy material for 5/28 shareholders meeting at Bridgewater, NJ
3/7/13 8K re: Peter S. Kim retirement as Pres. Merck Research Labs
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

Microsoft MSFT: 5/20/13 8-K/A approval of CFO Amy Hood's compensation
5/13/13 8K re: election of Amy Hood as CFO
5/1/13 8K re: sale of Euro notes
4/18/13 8K re: resignation of CFO Peter Klein
4/18/13 10Q & 4/18 8K re: results of Qtr ended 3/31
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

Pfizer PFE: 6/3/13 8K re: issuance of $4 bil of notes
5/29/13 8K re: blackout of insider purchase of shares due to Zoetis exchange offer
5/10/13 10Q & 4/30/13 8K re: 1 Qtr ended 3/31 results
4/29/13 8K re: voting results of 4/25/13 shareholders meeting
4/3/13 Proxy material
3/14/13 Proxy re: 4/25/13 Annual mtg of shareholders, Hilton Short Hills, NJ
2/28 & 3/1/13 10K & 10K/A for year ended 12/31/12
2/28/13 Iran Notice

Procter & Gamble PG: 6/12/13 8K re: Reg. FD disclosure re: presentation at Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference
6/5/13 8K re: grouping of Global Business Units into 4 industry based sectors
5/24/13 8K re: A.G. Lafley rejoining as CEO replacing Bob McDonald
5/14/13 8K re: Reg. FD disclosure re: Goldman Sachs Consumer Products Symposium
4/24/13 10Q & 4/24 2 8Ks re: 3Q ended 3/31 results
4/15/13 8K re: quarterly dividend of 0.6015 cents per share
2/21/13 8K re: presentation at Consumer Analyst Group of NY
2/14/13 8K re: eps outlook due to Venezuelan currency devaluation

3M MMM:  5/16/13 8K re: amendment to Annual Report re: realignment of business groups and certain accounting revisions
5/15/13 8K re: voting results of 5/14 stockholders meeting
5/7/13 Proxy materials
5/2/13 10Q & 4/25/13 8K re: 1 Qtr ended 3/31 results
3/27/13 Proxy re: 5/14/13 Shareholder Mtg. at Rivercentre, St. Paul, Min
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

Travelers TRV: 6/12/13 8K re: $1 bil revolving bank credit agreement
6/10/13 8K re: purchase of Dominion of Canada General Insurance for $1.1 bil
5/24/13 8K re: voting results of 5/22/13 Annual shareholders meeting
4/23/13 10Q & 4/23/13 8K re: qtr ended 3/31 results
4/9/13 Proxy for 5/22 shareholders meeting at Hartford, Ct.
3/21/13 8K re: Lawrence G. Graev retirement from Bd. of Dirs.
3/21/13 Proxy re 5/22/13 Shareholder Mtg, Marriott, Hartford, Ct.
3/1/13 10K/A & 2/19/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12

UnitedHealth Group UNH: 6/6/13 8K re: Voting results of 6/3/13 Annual Shareholders Mtg
5/29/13 8K re: Reg FD disclosure re: Bernstein 29th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference
5/6/13 10Q & 4/18/13 8K re: 1 Qtr ended 3/31 results
4/24/13 Proxy materials for 6/3 shareholders meeting in Boston
3/11/13 8K re: Barclays Global Healthcare conference presentation
2/28/13 8K re: sale of Notes
2/7/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12

United Technologies UTX: 5/24/13 8K re: redemption of $1 bil 1.2% notes due 6/1/13
4/30/13 8K re: results of shareholders meeting
4/26/13 10Q & 4/23/13 8K re: 1 Qtr ended 3/31 results
4/9/13 Proxy materials for 4/29 annual shareholders meeting
3/15/13 Proxy re: 4/29/13 annual meeting of shareholders, Oglethorpe Aud, Savannah, Ga.
2/7/13 10K for year ended 12/31/12
2/7/13 Iran Notice

Verizon Communications Inc. VZ: 6/10/13 8K re: election of Anthony T. Skiadas, 44, Sr. VP & Controller
5/13/13 8K re: distribution of $7 bil to Wireless Comm and Vodafone by Verizon Wireless
5/7/13 8K re: voting results of 5/2 annual mtg of shareholders
4/25/13 10Q & 4/13/13 8K re results of quarter ended 3/31
4/2/13 8K re: ruors of purchase of Vodaphone's interest in Verizon Wireless
4/1/13 & 3/18/13 Proxy re: 5/2/13 Annual Mtg of shareholders, Doubletree, Tulsa, OK
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

WalMart WMT: 6/7/13 10Q & 5/16/13 8K re: Qtr. ended 4/30
6/2/13 8K re: Voting results of 6/7 Annual shareholder meeting
4/22/13 Proxy re: 6/7 shareholder meeting at Fayetteville, Ark.
4/10/13 8K re: sale of notes
3/26/13 10K for year ended 1/31/13
2/21/13 8K re: 4Q results & dividend for FY 2014

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