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Post No. 2,384 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 9/23/13 and recent Dow 30 components' SEC filings as of 9/23/13.

 A read of the print editions of  Thursday's   Wall St. Journal,  Financial Times, Investor's News Daily, New York Times, USA Today,  Atlanta Journal & amp; Constitution and 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.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Wednesday at 15273.26 down 61.33 or 0.40%   from Tuesday's close of 15334.59.  For the year the Dow is up 16.55%. Of  the Dow components  6  gained, DuPont was unchanged and   23 declined.  The biggest gainer dollar-wise  and percentage-wise was JPMorgan up $1.38 or 2.74% .  The biggest decliner dollar-wise was   Verizon down $1.78 and percentage-wise was  Walmart down 1.45%.

NYT pB4 "S&P falls for a 5th day as federal shutdown looms" by Reuters says the stock market retreated on Wed & the S&P posted its 5th day of losses, its worst losing streak since '12 as investors remained nervous about the increasing possibility of a government shutdown and its impact on the economy. 

FT p23 "JC Penney in further decline as short sellers pile ont he pressure" by Jason Abbruzzese says US indices were volatile for much of the day after reports came out, which Walmart denied, that Walmart had cut back on new orders due to rising inventories.

IBD pB2 "Ambarella, oil stocks rally amid indexes' light losses" by David Saito-Chung says the major indexes finished mildly lower in choppy trading Wed & the S&P 500 marked its longest slide of the year.  Wed's action saw mild losses in mixed volume while the current outlook is a confirmed uptrend.

WSJ pC4 "Another drop for stocks" by Alexandra Scaggs says stocks declined for a 5th straight session with the S&P nothcing its longest losing streak this year as investors paused their buying after strong quarterly gains.

AJC pA13 "Stocks extend losing streak" by Ken Sweet, AP says Walmart spooked the market Wed pushing stocks lower for a 5th straight day.  Walmart fell $1.10.

As of the open  of the market on Thursday the current divisor for the Dow Jones Industrial Average found at page C6   of  Thursday's Wall St. Journal is 0.15571590501117.  Thursday's  trailing P/E ratio is  15.93 down from Wednesday's  trailing P/E ratio of 15.99 (last year it was 14.61);  Thursday's   P/E estimate is  14.25 unchanged  from yesterday's     P/E estimate of 14.25  (year ago it was 12.95) and today's  dividend yield is 2.45 up   from Wednesday's dividend yield of 2.44  (last year it was 2.51). The Dow's all-time high was 15,676.94   on September 18, 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 2378.29 down 9.55  from Tuesday's closing numerator of  2387.84. 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 (0.15571590501117) you get the change in today's Dow. A dollar increase or decrease in a Dow stock results in a $6.42 change in the Dow Index.

The average closing price (the closing numerator divided by 30) of   Wednesday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $79.28 down  31 cents    from Tuesday's average of 79.59.  The median closing price of  Wednesday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $75.09 (WMT/HD). The lowest volume was  Travelers and the highest volume again was Bank of America.

If  Wedesday 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 $955  ( $238,784 - $237,829) .

MarketWatch 9/25/13 Wed. 4:30 pm by Kate Gibson says U.S. stocks dropped on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 index recording its longest decline since December, as a possible government shutdown overrode better-than-forecast economic reports.“It’s been a very good year for the stock market, but people are pausing to worry about what is going on in Washington. One of the few things you can say about the stock market is it hates uncertainty,” said David Kelly, chief market strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds.Down for a fifth session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA -0.40% lost 61.33 points, or 0.4%, at 15,273.26. The S&P 500 SPX -0.27%   also fell for a fifth session, closing down 4.65 points, or 0.3%, to 1,692.77, with health care losing the most and financials the best performing among its 10 major industry groups. The loss streak is the longest since Dec. 28, a time that had Wall Street fretting as politicians argued over combined spending cuts and tax hikes dubbed the “fiscal cliff.” The index is up nearly 19% for the year.The Senate voted 100-0 on Wednesday to pass a stopgap spending measure, with Democrats planning to get rid of language from the House version that would remove funding of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Without an accord to hasten Senate consideration of the bill, a vote on its passage could come as late as Sunday, giving the House one day to move before spending authority lapses. Separately, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told legislators that the measures now being deployed to not surpass the debt ceiling will be unworkable by Oct. 17 at the latest.“It’s like going on a long road trip, and then arguing about whether you’re going to stop for gas or not. I have some sympathy for Secretary Lew who is looking at the gas indicator, which is on E, and he doesn’t know how many more miles he can go without it,” said Kelly. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT -0.05%  paced blue-chip losses, its shares off 1.5% after Bloomberg News reported the discount retailer was reducing orders with suppliers this quarter and next to deal with climbing inventories. A Wal-Mart spokesperson told MarketWatch the report is “completely false.”J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. JPM +0.02%   led advancers on the Dow, its shares up 2.7%, after the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal report the bank and government officials were in discussions to settled federal and state mortgage investigations. After four years struggling to attract students, interest in full-time M.B.A. programs – the bread and butter of business schools – is heating up. Melissa Korn reports on the News Hub.J.C. Penney Co. JCP -0.49%  fell to a nearly 13-year low, leading S&P 500 losses with a 15% drop, after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. projected sales at the department-store chain would improve at a slower-than-anticipated pace and raised questions about the retailer’s liquidity.The Nasdaq Composite COMP -0.19% lost 7.16 points, or 0.2%, to 3,761.10.Advancers remained just ahead of decliners on the New York Stock Exchange, where 641 million shares traded. Composite volume approached 3.2 billion.The Treasury market continues to benefit from the risk-taking confusion, with benchmark yields down to their lowest level since the middle of August, while the dollar was near its weakest point against other global currencies since February, Peter Boockvar, chief market strategist at The Lindsey Group, noted in emailed commentary.Treasury prices mostly gained, with the yield on the 10-year note 10_YEAR -1.35% used in determining mortgage rates and other consumer borrowing costs down 4 basis points to 2.621%. The dollar DXY -0.33% lost ground against the currencies of major U.S. trading partners, including the euro EURUSD +0.39%  and the yen USDJPY -0.31% .Energy costs fell for a fifth session, with crude-oil futures for November delivery CLX3 -0.87%  falling 47 cents, or 0.5%, to finish at $102.66 a barrel.Gold futures GCZ3 +1.36% for December delivery rose $19.90, or 1.5%, to settle at $1,336.20 an ounce, marking their first gain in four sessions.On Wednesday, stock-index futures offered no discernible reaction to data that had orders for U.S. durable goods unexpectedly bouncing back last month on demand for autos.Stocks only briefly cut their losses after the Commerce Department reported new-home sales rose last month after an unexpected drop in July.“It’s a tug of war. I think that is going to be the case for a while as no one is sure what will happen with the possible government shutdown, which is being contrasted with reasonable economic data,” Kate Warne, investment strategist at Edwards Jones, of the current volatility in equities.

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

AT&T:  No mentions found.

American Express:   No mentions found.

Boeing:  WSJ pB7 "Boeing works on 787 glitches" by Jon Ostrower, Kjetil Malkenes Hovland says Boeing sent a team to Norway to address Dreamliner problems at Norwegian Air Shuttle.

Caterpillar:   No mentions found.

Chevron:   No mentions found.

Cisco:   No mentions found.

Coke:   No mentions found.

Disney:  WSJ pA13 "It's a small minded world, Disney learns" by Bob Greene says Disney will no longer allow disabled people to go to the front of the line due to abuses of the policy.

DuPont:   No mentions found.

Exxon:   No mentions found.

GE:   No mentions found.

Goldman Sachs:  WSJ pC1 "Retailer's deal debt is bad fit for banks" by Ryan Dezember, Matt Wirz says JPMorgan, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs could lose a total of over $100 mil on debt for the takeover of teen fashion chain rue21 Inc. as they struggle to sell it to investor.

FT pp3 "Cruz eggs and ham leave bitter aftertaste" by Stephanie Kirchgaessner says Ted Curz's wife is a senior executive at Goldman Sachs.

Home Depot:  IBD pA2 "PayPal slow at Home Depot" says PayPal isn't catching on at Home Depot.

Intel:   No mentions found.

IBM:   No mentions found.

JPMorgan:  NYT pA1 "JPMorgan settlement talks hit $11 billion" by Devlin Barrett, Andrew R.  Johnson, Robin Sidel, FT p11 "JPMorgan has made itself a target for regulators" by John Gapper, AJC pA13 "Big bank weighs $11B deal" by Michael Virtanen, AP, WSJ pC10 "Knowledge equals power at JP Morgan" by David Reilly, NYT pB9 "IN JPMorgan Chase case, a missed opportunity to charge its executives" by Jesse Eisinger, USAT p1B "Official: JPMorgan may fork over $11B" by Paul Davidson    say JPMorgan may pay $11 bil to settle JPMorgan's handling of mortgage backed securities.

Johnson & Johnson:  WSJ pB1 "Robots vs. anesthesiologists" by Jonathan D. Rockoff says a new system called Sedasys made by Johnson & Johnson, would automate the sedation of patients getting colonoscopies that could take anesthesiologists out of the room.

McDonald's:   No mentions found.

Merck:   No mentions found.

Microsoft:  FT p10 "Windows 8 insults the business user" by Carol and Mike Reid, Bexley, Kent, UK criticizes Windows 8.

FT p15 "Elop rejects Nokia call to give up 19m Euro award" by Richard Milne says Nokia is being bought by Microsoft.

Nike:  WSJ pC1 "Fans of Nike stock should start sweating" by Spencer Jakab says Nike's stock is at 23 times forward earnings and their 1Q results are due Thursday.  The results may show a slowdown in N. America or a failure to resume growth in China.

Pfizer:   No mentions found.

Procter & Gamble:   No mentions found.

3M:   No mentions found.

Travelers:   No mentions found.

United Technologies:   No mentions found.

UnitedHealth:   No mentions found.

Verizon:   No mentions found.

Visa:   No mentions found.

Walmart:   AJC pA14 "Walmart still stocking Paula Deen items" says despite Walmart saying I ended its relationship with her, items will still be sold through the year.

USAT p6B "Story stocks Walmart", AJC pA13 "Stocks extend losing streak" by Ken Sweet, AP says Walmart spooked the market Wed pushing stocks lower for a 5th straight day.  Walmart fell $1.10.

FT p23 "JC Penney in further decline as short sellers pile ont he pressure" by Jason Abbruzzese says US indices were volatile for much of the day after reports came out, which Walmart denied, that Walmart had cut back on new orders due to rising inventories.

Wednesday'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)

American Express AXP Kenneth I. Chenault (NY, NY)

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)

Goldman Sachs GS Lloyd Blankfein (NY, NY)

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)

Nike NK Mark Parker (Beaverton, OR)

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)

Visa V Charles W. Scharf (Foster City, CA)

Wal-Mart WMT Mike Duke (Bentonville, ARK)


Here are the Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 as of 9/23/13 ranked in order of market capitalization in billions:

1. Exxon Mobil XOM $386.24
2. Microsoft MSFT 272.72
3. Johnson & Johnson JNJ 251.06
4.  WalMart WMT 248.78
5.   GE 247.26
6. Chevron CVX 242.51
7. Procter & Gamble PG 217.13
8. IBM 209.22
9. JPMorgan Chase JPM 193.93
10. Pfizer PFE 190.66
11. AT&T T 181.74
12. Coke KO 171.25
13. Merck MRK 139.53
14. Verizon VZ 137.30
15.  Cisco CSCO 130.15
16. Visa V 126.59
17. Intel INTC 117.67
18. Disney DIS 115.67
19. Home Depot HD 108.74
20.United Technologies UTX 100.39
21. McDonald's MCD 97.25
22. Boeing BA 88.65
23. American Express AXP 83.32
24. 3M MMM 82.77
25. Goldman Sachs GS 77.42
26. UnitedHealth UNH 73.02
27.Nike NKE 61.42
28.Caterpillar CAT 55.07
29. DuPont DD 54.86
30. Travelers TRV 32.26

Here are the latest 8K, 10Q & 10K & Proxy & certain other SEC filings as of 9/31/13:

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

AT&T T: 9/10/13 8K re: purchase of spectrum from Verizon
8/28/13 8K re: redemption of 6.62% debentures due 10/15/34
8/2/13 10Q & 7/24/13 8K & 7/23/13 8K re: results for quarter ended 6/30/13
7/25/13 8K re: retirement from Board of Dr. Gilbert F. Amelia
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 # of dirs. 14 from 13

American Express AXP: 9/16/13 8K re: delinq. & write off stats for 3 months ended 8/31/13
8/15/13 8K re: delinq. & write-off stats for 3 mos. ended 7/31/13
7/29/13 10Q & 7/17/13 8K re: 2Q results ended 6/30/13
7/25/13 8K re: amdmt to sr. Exec. Severance Plan
7/15/13 8K re: delinq. & write-off statgs for 3 mos. ended 6/30/13
 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

Boeing BA: 7/24/13 10Q & 8K re: results for qtr. ended 6/30/13
 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: 9/20/13 8K re: 3 month dealer stats for period ended 8/13
9/17/13 8K re: credit agrmt up to $3  bil led by Citibank
8/20/13 8K re: dealer stats for July '13
8/2/13 10Q & 7/24/13 8K re: 2Q ended 6/30/13 results
7/23/13 8K re: June '13 dealer stats
 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

Chevron CVX: 8/7/13 10Q & 8/2/13 8K re: 2Q ended 6/30/13 results
 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

Cisco CSCO:  9/10/13 10K for fiscal year ended 7/27/13
8/15/13 8K re: firing of 4,000 employees
8/14/13 8K re: FY '13 & 4Q results
 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

Coke KO: 7/25/13 10Q & 7/16/13 8K 2Q ended 6/28/13 results
7/19/13 8K re: election of Ana Botin to Board
 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: 8/6/13 10Q & 8/6/13 8K re: 3Q ended 6/29/13 results
 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:  9/3/13 8K re: election of Patrick J. Ward to Board of Dires.
8/13/13 8K re: adoption of Sr. Exec. Severance Plan
7/23/13 10Q & 8K re: 2Q ended 6/31/13 results
 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

ExxonMobil XOM: 8/6/13 10Q & 8/1/13 8K re: 2Q ended 6/30/13 results
 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: 9/13/13 8K re: election of James E. Rohr to Board of Dires.
7/26/13 10Q & 7/19/13 8K re: 2Q ended 6/30/13 results
 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

Goldman Sachs GS: 8/8/13 10Q & 7/16 8K re: qr. ended 6/30/13
7/19/13 8K re: opinion of counsel re: $2.5 bil Notes due '18

Home Depot HD: 9/20/13 8K re: election of Helena B. Boulkes to Board of Dirs.
9/10/13 8K re: closing of sale of $3.25 bil notes
8/28/13 10Q re: qtr. ended8/4/13
8/20/13 8K re: 2Q results
 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

Intel INTC: 7/29/13 & 7/18/13 & 7/17/13 8K re: results for qtr ended 6/29/13
 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: 9/10/13 8K re: sale of outsourcing services business to SYNNEX
 7/31/13 8K re: underwriting contracts for notes5/6/13 8K re: issuance of notes
7/31/13 10Q & 7/18/13 8K & 7/17/13 8K re: 2Q ended 6/30/13 results
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

JPMorganChase JPM:  9/20/13 8K re: election of Linda B. Bammann to Board of Dirs. & amdmt to bylaws
9/19/13 8K re: consent decrees with Comptroller of Currency and Consuemr Fin'l Protection Bd. re:
credit card allegations
9/19/13 8K re: consent decrees with SEC & UK FCA & payment of $920 mil re: London Whale loss
9/10/13 8K re: fin'l services investor conf.presentation
8/21/13 8K re: closing of sale of $750 mil of 5.62% sub. notes due '43
8/21/13 8K re: sale of subordinated Notes
8/7/13 10Q re: 6/30/13 results
8/1/13 8K re: redemption of Non0cumulative Pref. Stock, Series J
7/29/13 8K re: issuance of Non0cumulative Pref. Stock, Series R
7/29/13 8K re: possible sale of commodities business
7/19/13 8K re: retirement from Board of David Cote & Ellen Futter
 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

Johnson & Johnson JNJ: 8/20/13 8K re: closing of purchase of Aragon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
8/1/13 10Q & 7/16/13 8K re: 2Q ended 6/30/13 results
 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

McDonald's MCD:  9/18/13 8K re: declaration of quarterly dividend
9/10/13 8K re: Aug. '13 sales
7/31/13 10Q & 7/22/13 8K re: 2Q ended 6/30/13 results
7/19/13 8K re: dividend of 77 cents pe share payable 9/17/13 to record holders on 9/3/13
 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: 8/7/13 10Q  & 7/30/13 8K re: results as of 6/30/13
 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: 9/23/13 8K re: amendment of exec comp. plans
9/20/13 8K re: realignment of structure to become a devices & service company
9/3/13 8K re: purchase of Nokia handset business
8/30/13 8K re: election of G. Mason Morfit to Board of Dires.
8/23/13 8K re: retirement of CEO Steven A.Ballmer within 12 months
7/30/13 10K & 7/18/13 8K re: results for year ended 6/30/13
 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

Nike NKE: 7/30/13 Proxy for 9/19/13 AnnualMeeting of Sharehodlers
7/23/13 10K for year ended 5/31/13

Pfizer PFE: 8/9/13 10Q & 7/30/13 8K re; 2Q ended 6/30/13 results
 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:  9/16/13 8K re: changes to global  Business Unit Structure & Segment earnings
9/4/13 8K re: presentation at Barclays Back to School Conference
8/23/13 8K re: Proxy for Annual Meeting of Shareholders on 10/8/13 in Cincinnati
 8/15/13 8K re: sale of Floating Rate Notes due '63
 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

3M MMM: 8/27/13 8K re: $150 mil credit agreement with HSBC Bank
8/13/13 8K re: election to Board of Thomas K. Brown  increase from 11 to 12
8/1/13 10Q & 7/25/13 8K re: 2Q ended 6/30/13 results
 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: 8/1/13 8K re: underwriting contracts re: issuance of 4.6% Sr. Notes due '43
7/23/13 10Q & 8K re: 2Q ended 6/30/13 results
 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: 9/6/13 8K re: new Pres. at Pratt & Whitney: Paul Adams succeeds David Hess
8/28/13 8K re: redemption of Goodrich 3.6% notes due '21
7/26/13 10Q & 7/23/13 8K re: 2Q ended 6/30/13 results
 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: 9/9/13 8K re: investor presentation at Morgan Stanley Global Health Care conf.
8/5/13 10Q & 7/18/13 8K re: 2Q ended 6/30/13 results
 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

Verizon Communications Inc. VZ: 9/16/13 8K re: saleof $49 bil of notes
9/5/13 8K re: election of Gregory D. Wasson to Board of Dires.
9/5/13 8K re: election of Kathyrn A. Tesija to Board of Dirs.
9/3/13 8K re: purchase of Vodafone's indirect 45% interest in Verizon Wirelss
7/25/13 10Q & 7/18/13 8K re: results for qtr ended 6/30/13
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

Visa V: 9/17/13 8K & 9/12/13 8K & 7/26/13 8K re: adoption of exec pre-arranged trading plans for execs: William Sheedy, Byron H.Pollitt, Jr. & Elizabeth Buse
7/24/13 10Q for quarter ended6/30/13

WalMart WMT: 8/15/13 9/5/13 10Q for qtr. ended 7/31/13
8K re: 2Q ended 7/31/13 results
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


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