Saturday, July 27, 2013

7/27/13 Sat JPMorgan Leaves Physical Commodities Business

Post No. 2,297  The following is brought to you by Intellivest Securities Research, Inc. Toward the end of this Blog is a list of the Dow 30 current CEOs, and a  recent ranking of the Dow 30 components by market capitalization  and recent Dow 30 components' SEC filings.

A read of the print editions of  Monday's Barron's & Investor's Business Daily, the combined Sat/Sun issues of the Wall St. Journal &   Financial Times; & Saturday's  New York Times,  & Atlanta Journal & amp; amp; 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.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average:   The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Friday at 15558.63 up 3.22 or 0.02%  from Thursday's close of 15555.61. For the week the Dow was up 15.09 or 0.1% from last Friday's close of 15,543.74. For the year the Dow is up18.73 %.  Of the Dow components  17   gained and 13 declined. The biggest gainer dollar-wise   and percentage-wise was Travelers up 75 cents or 0.91% .  The biggest decliner dollar-wise  was  and percentage-wise was American Express down $1.10 or 1.03%.

Sat. WSJ pB5 "Stocks end flat for week" by Matt Jarzemsky says US stocks inched higher to end the week virtually unchanged as investors digested earnings reports & prepared for a busy economic calendar int he coming week.

IBD pB8 "Stocks up in quiet trade, but Starbucks leaps 8%" by Paul Whitfield says stocks killed time Fri with the indexes up slightly & vol down sharply from the previous session.  Friday's action was up in lower volume and the current outlook is confirmed uptrend.

Sat. NYT pB6 "Wall St closes with small gains after early losses" by AP says a mixed batch of earnings results gave investors little direction on Fri as traders began looking ahead to a packed schedule next week.

FT p11 "Robust sales lift Starbucks as earnings weigh on S&P" by Jason Abbruzzese says earnings were still in focus Fri as the S&P finished the day nearly unchanged.  Caterpillar declined 4.2% on concerns about the global economy & the firm cut its full year guidance.  AT&T fell 0.6% as it reported net income that missed expectations and customer growth that  lagged behind Verizon.

As of the close  of the market on Friday the current divisor for the Dow Jones Industrial Average found at page B6   of   Saturday's Wall St. Journal is 0.130216081. Friday's  closing trailing P/E ratio is  16.70 down   from Friday's   opening trailing P/E ratio of 16.79  (last year it was 14.83);  Friday's   closing P/E estimate is  13.90 up   from Friday's   opening P/E estimate of 13.55  (year ago it was 12.45) and Friday's   closing dividend yield is 2.36 unchanged   from Friday's opening  dividend yield of 2.36  (last year it was 2.57). The Dow's all-time high was 15,567.74  on July  23, 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 2026.01 up 0.42 from Thursday's losing numerator of 2025.59. 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 $67.53 up 1  cent    from Thursday's average of $67.52.  The median closing price of Friday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $68.60   (DIS/UNH) up 1 cent  from Thursday's median closing price of $68.59. 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 $42    ($202,601 - $202,559).

MarketWatch 7/26/13 Fri. 4:27  pm by Kate Gibson says U.S. stocks finished with slight gains on Friday, lifting the Dow industrials to a fifth weekly gain, after Wall Street dug through earnings reports that included a steep profit drop for Expedia Inc. and a better-than-expected profit from Starbucks Corp.  “If you want to pick a good and a bad, Expedia  and Starbucks  are the ones you want to look at,” said Art Hogan, market strategist at Lazard Capital Markets. “The very last thing people want to give up is a cup of coffee,” he added, noting Dunkin Brands Group Inc. , the parent of Dunkin’ Donuts, also reported positive results earlier in the week. Leading gains on the S&P 500, Starbucks rose 7.6% after reporting a quarterly profit that topped expectations.Leading losses on the S&P 500, Expedia  fell 27% a day after it said second-quarter profit fell by a third.“The online travel world is not looking altogether robust; Expedia wasn’t able to transition well last quarter,” said Lazard’s Hogan.A favorable reading on consumer sentiment did little to bolster stocks. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan’s index of U.S. consumer sentiment rose to 85.1 this month from 84.1 in June. The latest level is the highest since July 2007.After a 150-point drop, the Dow Jones Industrial Average  added 3.22 points to 15,558.83, giving the blue-chip index a 0.1% weekly gain, its fifth straight. The Dow is up almost 19% this year.Down a fraction from last Friday’s finish, the S&P 500 index added 1.40 points on Friday, or 0.1%, to 1,691.65, with health care pacing gains and materials leading losses among its 10 major industry groups. The index is up nearly 19% for the year. “For us to take a pause here in the middle of the earnings season is completely understandable,” said Hogan.The Nasdaq Composite  added 7.98 points on Friday, or 0.2%, to 3,613.16, leaving it up 0.7% from the week-ago close and up nearly 20% year-to-date. Decliners remained just ahead of advancers on the New York Stock Exchange, where 597 million shares traded.Composite volume approached 2.7 billion.The dollar  declined against other global currencies and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell a basis point to 2.562%. Settling at a more-than two-week low and down 2.9% for the week, crude-oil futures  slid 79 cents, or 0.8%, to $104.70 a barrel.Gold futures lost $7.30, or 0.6%, to $1,321.50 an ounce, leaving them up 2.2% for the week.Nasdaq Composite component Zynga Inc.  fell 14% after projecting earnings shy of estimates. “We’ve had a significant shift week over week. Last week earnings were third behind [Federal Reserve Chairman] Ben Bernanke and economic data. This week it’s all about earnings,” Hogan added.“The earnings season thus far has been good enough, but when companies miss, they are treated on a case-by-case basis,” said Hogan.The flood of earnings this week has dominated investor attention. The read on corporate reports, however, has been far from conclusive.“It’s hard to get charged up about the latest earnings season for the S&P 500,” Ed Yardeni, chief investment strategist at Yardeni Research Inc., noted in weekly comments delivered Friday.Nick Raich, CEO at the Earnings Scout, had a brighter take. “Clearly, earnings growth this quarter has been driven by the financial sector, but even if you exclude financial-company results, 63% are still beating earnings estimates on average sales growth of 4%,” said Raich in emailed commentary.Of the roughly 100 companies to watch only a few “garnered the most attention. Neutral-rated Facebook surged 30% after suddenly figuring out how to monetize mobile while home builders had a rough go of it,” Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist, BTIG LLC, said of Thursday’s trade.On Thursday, the Nasdaq Composite was propelled by a leap in Facebook Inc.’s  shares after the social-networking company reported better-than-estimated results. Home builders, however, were hit, as top executives spoke of higher interest rates crimping sales.

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

AT&T:  IBD pA2 "T-Mobile raises monthly fees" says unlike AT&T, T-Mobile charges users for the full price of the phone upfront.

FT p11 "Robust sales lift Starbucks as earnings weigh on S&P" by Jason Abbruzzese says earnings were still in focus Fri as the S&P finished the day nearly unchanged.  Caterpillar declined 4.2% on concerns about the global economy & the firm cut its full year guidance.  AT&T fell 0.6% as it reported net income that missed expectations and customer growth that  lagged behind Verizon. 


American Express:

Bank of America:

Boeing: WSJ pB3 "Checks of 787 jets find wire damage" by Jon Ostrower, Yoshio Takahashi,  IBD pA2 "Damaged parts found on 787" and "Boeing" say Japan's All Nippon Airways found wiring damage on 2 of its 787s locator beacons.  The devices are believed to have caused the Ethiopian airlines fire in London earlier this month.   Boeing has reassigned Mike Sinnett cheif engineer on the 787 to be replaced with the current chief engineer on the 777, Bob Whittington.

Sat. AJC pA9 "Boeing faces $2.7 m fine over safety lapses" says the FAA is seeking this fine due to quality control lapses related to parts used in the 777.

Caterpillar: FT p11 "Robust sales lift Starbucks as earnings weigh on S&P" by Jason Abbruzzese says earnings were still in focus Fri as the S&P finished the day nearly unchanged.  Caterpillar declined 4.2% on concerns about the global economy & the firm cut its full year guidance.  AT&T fell 0.6% as it reported net income that missed expectations and customer growth that  lagged behind Verizon.



Coke: Sat. AJC pA10 "PepsiCo will vie for premium water sales" by AP says PepsiCo plans to jump into the premium bottled water market with a drink called Om, following the popularity of Coke's Smartwater.

Disney:  WSJ B1 "Movie studios are tripping over tentpoles" by Erich Schwartzel says Disney's Iron Man 3 from Disney?Marvel is the top grossing film of the summer so far with $407 mil in domestic box office sales.


Exxon:  Barron's p13 "Week preview" says on Aug. 1, Thursday ExxonMobil posts results.



Home Depot:



JPMorgan:  WSJ pA1 "JPM retreats from bet on commodities" by Dan Fitzpatrick, Christian Berthelesen, FT p1 "JPMorgan eyes sale of commodity business" by Gregory Meyer, IBD pA2 "JPMorgan Chase", NYT pB2 "JPMorgan Chase exits physical commodities trading" by Reuters say JPMorgan said it was considering selling its physical commodities business which includes its commodities assets & physical trading operations.

Johnson & Johnson:





Procter & Gamble:



United Technologies:


Verizon: FT p11 "Robust sales lift Starbucks as earnings weigh on S&P" by Jason Abbruzzese says earnings were still in focus Fri as the S&P finished the day nearly unchanged.  Caterpillar declined 4.2% on concerns about the global economy & the firm cut its full year guidance.  AT&T fell 0.6% as it reported net income that missed expectations and customer growth that  lagged behind Verizon.


Friday's Closing Dow Numbers:

Symbol upMarketLast SaleNet
AA  NYSE  $ 8.07   0.04  0.5%  8,705,438
AXP  NYSE  $ 75.34   0.43  0.57%  3,523,389
BA  NYSE  $ 105.60   1.10  1.03%  4,211,933
BAC  NYSE  $ 14.73   0.10  0.67%  73,329,142
CAT  NYSE  $ 82.06   0.08  0.1%  5,700,325
CSCO  NASDAQ-GS  $ 25.496   0.004  0.02%  19,871,904
CVX  NYSE  $ 127.56   0.20  0.16%  4,827,677
DD  NYSE  $ 57.66   0.07  0.12%  3,743,188
DIS  NYSE  $ 64.98   0.43  0.67%  4,942,121
GE  NYSE  $ 24.65   0.04  0.16%  30,960,097
HD  NYSE  $ 78.74   0.25  0.32%  5,565,039
HPQ  NYSE  $ 25.99   0.25  0.95%  7,445,230
IBM  NYSE  $ 197.35   0.13  0.07%  2,483,016
INTC  NASDAQ-GS  $ 23.26   0.20  0.87%  23,920,249
JNJ  NYSE  $ 92.83   0.26  0.28%  8,589,283
JPM  NYSE  $ 56.05   0.45  0.8%  16,619,858
KO  NYSE  $ 40.64   0.20  0.49%  12,221,595
MCD  NYSE  $ 98.03   0.54  0.55%  4,528,495
MMM  NYSE  $ 116.91   0.36  0.31%  2,331,871
MRK  NYSE  $ 48.49   0.32  0.66%  9,747,639
MSFT  NASDAQ-GS  $ 31.62   0.23  0.73%  38,485,956
PFE  NYSE  $ 29.37   0.18  0.62%  18,933,021
PG  NYSE  $ 80.39   0.02  0.02%  6,520,256
T  NYSE  $ 35.60   0.14  0.39%  14,063,250
TRV  NYSE  $ 83.60   0.75  0.91%  2,113,137
UNH  NYSE  $ 72.21   0.41  0.56%  3,823,140
UTX  NYSE  $ 104.97   0.18  0.17%  2,641,123
VZ  Dual Listed  $ 51.02   0.31  0.61%  7,062,627
WMT  NYSE  $ 78   0.01  0.01%  5,334,731
XOM  NYSE  $ 94.79   0.18  0.19%  9,429,223

 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 7/14/13 ranked in order of market capitalization in billions:

1. Exxon Mobil XOM $415.29
2. Microsoft MSFT 297.88
3. WalMart WMT 254.37
4.  Johnson & Johnson JNJ 252.77
5.   GE 245.68
6. Chevron CVX 240.55
7. Procter & Gamble PG 223.51
8. IBM 212.97
9. JPMorgan Chase JPM 208.30 
10. Pfizer PFE 204.36
11. AT&T T 192.66
12. Coke KO 182.74
13. Bank of America BAC 148.55
14. Merck MRK 146.57
15.  Verizon VZ 144.23
16. Cisco CSCO 138.63
17. Disney DIS 120.63    
18. Intel INTC 118.81
19. Home Depot HD 117.65
20. McDonald's MCD 101.84
21. United Technologies UTX 91.77
22. American Express AXP 86.06
23. 3M MMM 79.47
24. Boeing BA 77.29
25. UnitedHealth UNH 69.36
26. Caterpillar CAT 57.31
27. Hewlett-Packard HPQ 50.51
28. DuPont DD 50.08
29. Travelers TRV 31.69
30. Alcoa AA 8.66

Here are the latest 8K, 10Q & 10K & Proxy & certain other SEC filings as of 7/14/13:

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

AT&T T: 7/12/13 8K re: AT&T agreeing to buy Leap Wireless
6/28/13 8K re: election of Cynthia B. Taylor as a Director & increase number of dirs. from 13 to 14
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

Alcoa AA: 7/11/13 & 7/9 8Ks re: 2Q earnings results
7/1/13 8K re: closing the Fusina, Italy aluminum smelter
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

American Express AXP: 6/21/13 8K re: selection of Jeffrey Campbell CFO
6/17/13 8K re: delinq. & write-off stats for 3 months thru 5/31/13
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

Bank of Am BAC: 7/2/13 8K re: redemption of securities
  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

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

Caterpillar CAT: 6/20/13 8K re: 3 month dealer stats thru 3/13
6/17/13 8K re: voting results of annual shareholderss mtg on 6/12
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

Chevron CVX: 7/10/13 8K re: 2Q interim update
6/24/13 8K re: issuance of notes
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

Cisco CSCO: 6/20/13 8K: re: exec's pre-arranged stock trading plan
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

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

Disney DIS: 7/1/13 8K re: extension of CEO Robert A. Iger's employment contract to 6/30/16
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

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

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

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

Hewlett-Packard HPQ: 6/18/13 8K re: change of duties of EVP R. Todd Bradley
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

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

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.

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

JPMorganChase JPM: 7/12/13 2 8Ks re: 2Q results
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

Johnson & Johnson JNJ: 6/20/13 8K re: agreement to buy Aragon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for its late state prostate drugs
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

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

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

Microsoft MSFT: 7/11/13 8K re: resignation of Pres. of Office Div. Kurt DelBene
7/3/13 8K re: retirement of Steve Sinofsky from Windows Div.
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

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

Procter & Gamble PG: Pre-14A Proxy re: Annual Meeting of Shareholders on 10/8/13 at Aronoff Center in Cincinnati
7/9/13 8K re: declaration of dividend of $0.6015 on Common & Conv. Call A Pref. payable 8/15 to 7/19 record holders
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

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

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.

United Technologies UTX: 6/18/13 8K re: Ohio Fed. Ct. awarding $473 mil to U.S. re: False Claims Act re: overcharging by Pratt & Whitney on F100's
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

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

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: rumors 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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