Friday, December 13, 2013

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Post No. 2,479 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 Dec. 9, 2013  and a summary of Dow 30 components' SEC filings as of Dec. 9, 2013.

A read of the print editions of  Friday's   Wall St. Journal,   Financial Times,   Investor's News Daily, New York Times, Atlanta Journal & Constitution & Daily Report (Ga. - carries Bloomberg) yielded the following stories about Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 component companies and the Dow with stories about the Dow aggregated first and then items about Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 companies presented alphabetically, followed by a separate table of Dow component's symbol and  Thursday's closing stock prices and related data in alphabetical order.

 The Dow Jones Industrial Average:The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Thursday at 15739.43 down 104.1 or 0.66% from  Wednesday's  close of 158543.53. For the year the Dow is up 20.11%. Of  the Dow components  6   gained and 24  declined.   The biggest gainer dollar-wise   and percentage-wise was Exxon up $1.10 or 1.17% .  The biggest decliner dollar-wise was Visa down $2.22  and percentage-wise was Coke down 2.29% .
Thursday's Dow Jones Industrial Average closing numerator was 2450.88 down 16.21 from Wednesday's closing numerator of 2467.09. 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.

WSJ pC4 "Stocks, gold fall as taper talk troubles" by Chris Dieterich says stocks' Dec doldrums deepened as the Dow had its 3rd straight loss amid growing concern that the Fed may as soon as next week trim the stimulus efforts.

FT p23 "Facebook finds favour ahead of move up to S&P 500 index" says US stocks fell for a 3rd straight day amid uncertainty over when the Fed will trim its stimulus efforts.

IBD pB2 "Stocks indexes give ground as trade steps back a bit" by Paul Whitfield says stocks chalked up modest losses Thur in lower volume as the current outlook is uptrend under pressure.

NYT pB7 "Markets fall again in taper mania over Fed" & AJC pA21 "Fed fears keep stocks down" by AP says the stock market fell to its lowest level in a month Thurs as investors worried taht the end may be near for the Fed's stimulus program.

As of the open  of the market on Friday the current divisor for the Dow Jones Industrial Average found at page C5   of  Friday's Wall St. Journal is 0.15571590501117.  Friday's   trailing P/E ratio is  16.16 down from Thursday's  trailing P/E of 16.27  (last year it was 14.68).  Friday's   P/E estimate is  15.00 unchanged from yesterday's P/E estimate of 15.00   (year ago it was 12.52) and today's  dividend yield is  2.14 up from yesterday's  dividend yield of 2.12  (last year it was 2.67). The Dow's all-time high was 16,097.33 on November 27, 2013. The 12 year low close for the Dow was on March 9, 2009 when it fell to 6,547.05.

The average closing price (the closing numerator divided by 30) of   Thursday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $81.70 down 54 cents from  Wednesday's average closing price of $82.24.  The median closing price of  Thursday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $78.51  (HD/WMT/) down   54 cents from Wednesday's median closing price of $79.05.     (HD/WMT).  The lowest volume was  Travelers and the highest volume was Cisco.

If  Thursday morning before the market opened you had purchased 100 shares of each of the Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 shares (assuming you could buy fractional shares and assuming no transaction costs or dividends) and sold at the close you would have lost $1,621   ($246,709 - $245,088).

MarketWatch 12/12/13 Thurs. 4:43 pm by Anora Mahmudova says  US stocks closed lower on Thursday after a choppy trade as investors weighed a mixed batch of economic data and how it would affect the Fed’s decision to alter policy in its rate-setting meeting next week.The S&P 500 SPX -0.38%  closed 7 points, or 0.4%, at 1,775, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA -0.66%  closed 104 points, or 0.7%, to 15,739, its third consecutive drop.The Nasdaq Composite COMP -0.14%  closed below 4,000 level for the first time since November 25. The index, which traded in positive territory for much of the day closed down 5 points or 0.1% to 3,998.The S&P 500 has fallen for the third day in a row and retreated from its all-time high reached earlier this week, but analysts say this is more due to profit-taking, since the index has gained 25% year-to-date.Investors digested positive retail sales figures and higher-than-expected jobless claims. U.S. consumers were more confident with their spending in November.Weekly jobless claims, however, shot up to 368,000 from 300,000 the week before, and were higher than the consensus forecast of 325,000. Seasonal factors may have distorted the data, as the four-week moving average still indicates an improving labor market.In another economic news, business inventories rose more than expected.“Neither the jobless claims nor the retail sales will move the Fed’s current position on tapering,” said John Canally, investment strategist for LPL Financial. Tapering refers to reduction in the Federal Reserve’s bond-buying program, which the central bank will be deciding during it meeting next week. The wind down of the $85 billion-a-month bond purchasing program depends on the improvements in the economy, especially the unemployment rate.Europe’s stock markets have done well in 2013, but that’s not thanks to corporate earnings. Chip Cummins assesses whether the corporate sector will finally see a rise in profit growth, and its prospects for greater M&A and IPO activity in 2014.
“Markets have been focused on the timing and the slope of Fed bond-buying tapering and not on anything else, said Uri Landesman, president of Platinum Partners.“Not even on the news that the most accomplished and competent central banker Stanley Fisher is likely to join the Fed. So any good news is taken as a bad news, which is why we saw the selloffs after the budget deal was struck.”
“What is good for the economy is good for the markets generally, but that is not the case right now. With solid gains on the S&P 500 so far they have been wanting to sell anyway and will do so for the seemingly wrong reasons,” Landesman added.
  • The buzz: The market, by many measures, does appear to be on solid ground heading into 2014, but investors need a sobering splash in the face, says MarketWatch’s latest Need To Know column .
  • Today’s movers & shakers: Facebook Inc. FB -0.44%  rose 5% following news of the company’s inclusion in the S&P 500. Lululemon Athletica Inc. LULU +0.18% shares fell 11.6% after quarterly results showed earnings per share of 45 cents on net revenue of $379.9 million but warned of flat fourth-quarter sales, well below analysts expectations. The biggest gainer on the S&P 500 was Southwest Airlines Inc LUV +0.16% , rising 4.6% after Bank of America upgraded the stock to buy from neutral. Hilton Worldwide Holdings HLT +0.23%  rallied 7.5% on its first trading day. Procter & Gamble Company PG -2.05% and Cisco Systems Inc. CSCO +0.10% were the laggards on the Dow. Read more in the Movers & Shakers column.
  • Other markets: Gold futures fell sharply and crude oil edged higher. Stocks in Shanghai and Hong Kong closed lower, and so did the European stock.
Friday's Dow News followed by Thursday's Closing Dow Numbers:

AT&T:  USAT p1B "Dividends can help yield hungry investors" by John Waggoner  says the following five Dow stocks are the highest yielding stocks in the Dow: AT&T yielding 5.3%; Verizon 4.37%, Intel 3.69%, Merck 3.60% & McDonald's yielding 3.4%.

American Express:  No mentions found.

Boeing:  AJC pA20 "Boeing to shfit research jobs south" says Boeing will move research from Washington and Cal to the south.

Caterpillar:  No mentions found.

Chevron:  No mentions found.

Cisco:  IBD pA1 "Cisco, Ciena fall on outlook" says Cisco cut its 3 to 5 year rev growth target to 3% to 6% and EPS growth to 5% to 7%. 

USAT p3B "Cisco Systems" says Cisco fell after CEO said there was slugggish demand for its products.

Coke:  No mentions found.

Disney:  No mentions found.

DuPont:  No mentions found.

Exxon:  WSJ pC8 "Exxon years for the land of the free" by Liam Denning, AJC pA20 "Exxon: high standards propel energy needs"  say Exxon called this week for the US to lift bans on crude oil exports.

GE:   WSJ pB4 "Chinese firms vie to woo coveted workers, upping the ante on western rivals" by Lilian Lin and Paul Mozur says Procter & Gamble and GE are ramping up perks such as travel and benefits due to competition in China for employees.

Goldman Sachs:  No mentions found.

Home Depot:  No mentions found.

Intel:   USAT p1B "Dividends can help yield hungry investors" by John Waggoner  says the following five Dow stocks are the highest yielding stocks in the Dow: AT&T yielding 5.3%; Verizon 4.37%, Intel 3.69%, Merck 3.60% & McDonald's yielding 3.4%.

IBD pA2 "Intel seen targeting Broadcom" says Intel could buy consumer device chipmaker Broadcom.  Nomura upgrad3ed Intel to neutral.

IBM:   No mentions found.

JPMorgan:  WSJ pC1 "SEC winding down bond deal probes" by Jean Eaglesham discusses JPMorgan's recent settlements over CDOs and mbs.

FT p15 "JPMorgan to add $1bn to madoff victims' funds" by Kara Scannell, Tom Braithwaite says JPMorgan filed a suspicious activity report int he UK in' 08 but not in the US.

Johnson & Johnson:  No mentions found.

McDonald's:  WSJ pB4 "Food industry won't fight antibiotics rule" by Kelsey Gee says McDonald's is an example of a restaruant chain that enacted policies restricting antibiotics in cattle.

  USAT p1B "Dividends can help yield hungry investors" by John Waggoner  says the following five Dow stocks are the highest yielding stocks in the Dow: AT&T yielding 5.3%; Verizon 4.37%, Intel 3.69%, Merck 3.60% & McDonald's yielding 3.4%.

Merck:   USAT p1B "Dividends can help yield hungry investors" by John Waggoner  says the following five Dow stocks are the highest yielding stocks in the Dow: AT&T yielding 5.3%; Verizon 4.37%, Intel 3.69%, Merck 3.60% & McDonald's yielding 3.4%.

Microsoft: NYT pb6 "Indian court lifts obstacle to Microsoft-Nokia merger" by Neha Thirani Bagri says the Delhi High Court ruled Thur that Nokia wold be allowed to transfer a phone factory to Microsoft clearing a  major obstacle to Nokia's $7.4 bil sale of its mobile phone biz to Microsoft after the court ordered Nokia to set aside $365 mil for potential tax liabilities.

Nike:  No mentions found.

Pfizer:  No mentions found.

Procter & Gamble:  WSJ pB4 "Chinese firms vie to woo coveted workers, upping the ante on western rivals" by Lilian Lin and Paul Mozur says Procter & Gamble and GE are ramping up perks such as travel and benefits due to competition in China for employees.

3M:  WSJ pB1 "Sponge giant 3M fights off upstart" by James R. Hagerty says early next year, 3M the world's largest maker of branded sponges, plans to give a way a million samples of its new Stay Clean sponge which won't get gunked up by eggs or cheese.  Scrub Daddy a tiny rival is promoting a sponge made of polymer.

Travelers:  No mentions found.

United Technologies: IBD pA2 "United Technologies" says it sees '13 EPS of $6.15 and '14 EPS of $6.75.


Verizon:   USAT p1B "Dividends can help yield hungry investors" by John Waggoner  says the following five Dow stocks are the highest yielding stocks in the Dow: AT&T yielding 5.3%; Verizon 4.37%, Intel 3.69%, Merck 3.60% & McDonald's yielding 3.4%.

Visa:  No mentions found.

Walmart:   No mentions found.

Thursday'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 (to be replaced on Feb. 2014 by Doug McMillon)  (Bentonville, ARK)

Here are the Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 as of 12/9/13 ranked in order of market capitalization in billions:

1. Exxon Mobil XOM $418.68
2. Microsoft MSFT 323.10
3. GE 275.09
4. Johnson & Johnson JNJ 266.45
5. WalMart WMT 260.40
6. Chevron CVX 237.20
7. Procter & Gamble PG 230.45
8 .JPMorgan Chase JPM 212.40
9.  Pfizer PFE 204.67
10. IBM 192.70 
11. AT&T T 182.75
12. Coke KO 178.40
13. Merck MRK 144.81
14. Verizon VZ 141.86
15.  Visa V 128.62
16. Disney DIS 124.96
17. Intel INTC 123.93
18. Cisco CSCO 113.46
19. Home Depot HD 112.08
20.United Technologies UTX 102.02
21. Boeing BA 101.21
22. McDonald's MCD 95.24
23. American Express AXP 92.10
24. 3M MMM 86.56
25. Goldman Sachs GS 76.88
26. UnitedHealth UNH 74.22
27.Nike NKE 70.97
28. DuPont DD 56.85
29. Caterpillar CAT 54.78
30. Travelers TRV 32.20

Here are the latest 8K, 10Q & 10K & Proxy & certain other SEC filings as of 12/9/13:

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

AT&T T: 12/6/13 8K; 11/20/13 8K; 11/14/13 8K & 11/5/13 all re: the tender offer of $3.3 bil of Notes
11/27/13 8K re: sale of $1.6 bil of 2.37% Global Notes due '18
11/25/13 8K re: sale of $1.0 bil of 3.82% Global Notes due '20
11/13/13 8K re: sale of $2 bil Euros of Global Notes
11/1/13 10Q & 2 8Ks 10/23/13 re: results of 3Qtr ended 9/30/13
10/21/13 8K re: contract to sell/lease 9,700 towers to Crown Castle Int'l for $4.85 bil
9/27/13 8K re: increase of # of directors from 13 to 14 & election of Beth E. Mooney to Board
9/10/13 8K re: purchase of spectrum from Verizon

American Express AXP: 11/15/13 8K re: delinq. & write-off stats for each of the 3 months ended 10/31/13
10/29/13 10Q re: qtr ended 9/30/13
10/16/13 8K re: 3Q results
10/15/13 8K re: delinq. & write-off stats for qtr ended 9/30/13
9/25/13 8K re: creation of a jv with Certares for business travel unit
9/16/13 8K re: delinq. & write off stats for 3 months ended 8/31/13

Boeing BA: 10/31/13 8K re: $2.3 bil 364 day evolving credit agreement and a $2.3 bil 5 year revolving credit agreement
10/23/13 10Q & 10/23/13 8K re: 3 Qtr ended 9/30/13

Caterpillar CAT: 11/20/13 8K re: supplemental info re: retail sales of machines & power systems
11/1/13 10Q & 10/23/13 2 8Ks re: quarter ended 9/30/13
 10/22/13 8K re: retail sales of machinery
10/9/13 8K re: amendment to bylaws re: majority voting for uncontested election of directors
9/30/13 8K re: price increases
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

Chevron CVX:  11/8/13 10Q & 11/1/13 8K re: 3 Qtr ended 9/30/13
10/9/13 8K re: interim update for 3Q

Cisco CSCO:  12/4/13 8K re: pre-arranged stock trading plan for EVP & Chief Dev. Officer
11/22/13 10Q re: 1 Qtr ended 10/26/13
11/20/13 8K re: amendment of '05 Stock Incentive Plan
11/13/13 8K re: 1 Qtr results & $15 bil increase in share buyback program
 9/30/13 Proxy Materials re: annual shareholder meeting 11/19 at Cisco in San Jose, CA
 9/10/13 10K for fiscal year ended 7/27/13

Coke KO:  11/1/13 8K re: completion of public offering of $3.25 bil of notes
10/24/13 8K & 10/24/13 10Q re: qtr ended 9/27/13 & transfer of India & South West Asia units from Eurasia & Africa operating segment to Pacific operating segment
 10/15/13 8K re: 3Q results

Disney DIS: 11/20/13 & 11/7/13 8K re: fiscal year ended 9/28/13
 10/8/13 8K re: amendment to bylaws to eliminate paper share certificates
10/2/13 8K re: new employment contract for Alan N. Braverman EVP, GC & Sec'y for annual salary of $1.4 mil

DuPont DD:  11/6/13 8K and 10/25/13 8K re: sepration of Performance Chemicals segment
10/22/13 10Q & 10/22/13 8K re: 3 Qtr ended 9/30/13
10/22/13 & 8K re: results for qtr ended 9/30/13
9/3/13 8K re: election of Patrick J. Ward to Board of Dires.

ExxonMobil XOM:  11/5/13 10Q & 10/31/13 8K re: 3 Qtr ended 9/30/13

GE:  11/15/13 8K re: IPO of 20% of N. American Retail Finance business
11/1/13 10Q re 3 Qtr ended 9/30/13
 10/18/13 8K re: 3Qtr results
10/16/13 8K re: exercise by Berkshire Hathaway of warrants for 10.7 mil shares
 9/13/13 8K re: election of James E. Rohr to Board of Dires.

Goldman Sachs GS:  12/2/13 8K re: approval by regulators of '13 Capital Plan
11/29/13 8K re: $1 bil Flaoting Rate Notes due '23
11/15/13 8K re: $1 bil Floating rate Notes due '18
11/15/13 8K re: Moody's downgrade of Goldman debt
11/7/13 10Q for qtr ended 9/30/13
 10/21/13 8K re: retirement of J. Michael Evans as Vice Chair/Head of Growth Markets
10/17/13 8K re: 3Q results
10/1/13 8K re: exercise by Berkshire Hathaway of warrants for 13,062,594 shares

Home Depot HD:  11/27/13 10Q & 11/19/13 8K re: quarter ended 11/3/13
 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

Intel INTC:  11/22/13 8K re: Investor Meeting
10/28/13 10Q re: Qtr ended 9/28/13
10/23/13 8K re: departure of David Perlmutter, EVP & GM, Architecture Group
10/15/13 2 8Ks re: results for qtr ended 9/28/13

IBM:  11/20/13 8K re: 750 mil Euro issuance of debt securities
11/7/13 8K re: retirement of Mark Laughridge, SVP & CFO, Finance & Enterprise Transformat'n
11/6/13 8K re: 2.5 bil Euro sale of debt securities
11/1/13 8K recommendation against mini-tender offer by third parties
10/29/13 10Q Qtr ended 9/30/13
 10/17/13 8K & 10/16/13 8K re: results for 3Q ended 9/30/13
9/10/13 8K re: sale of outsourcing services business to SYNNEX

JPMorganChase JPM:  11/20/13 8K re: settlement by payment of $13 bil to settle with the President's Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) Work Group of the Fin'l Fraud Enforcement Task Force
11/18/13 8K re: settlement by payment of $4.5 bil with 21 inst'l investors re: RMBS claims
11/1/13 10Q for quarter ended 9/30/13
10/25/13 8K re: $5.1 Bil settlement with FHFA re: MBS
10/23/13 8K re: closing of public offering of $500 mil 5.62% sub. notes due '43
 10/16/13 8K re: settlement w/CFTC by payment of $100 mil fine
10/11/13 8K re: sale of Sr. Medium Term Notes of an indeterminate amount
10/14/13 & 10/11/13 8Ks re: 3Q results
 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

Johnson & Johnson JNJ:  12/4/13 8K re: sale of $3.5 bil Floating Rate notes
11/19/13 8K re: settlement of $2.5 Bil for DePuy hip system claims
11/4/13 10Q for Qtr ended 9/29/13
10/15/13 8K re: election of ex0FDA Commissioner Mark B. McClellan as director
10/15/13 8K re: 3Q results ended 9/29/13

McDonald's MCD:  11/14/13 8K re: sale of 3 mil shares of Ckommon Stock
11/14/13 8K re: Investor Release re: future growth
11/8/13 8K re: 10/13 sales
10/30/13 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30/13
10/21/13 8K re: 3Q results
9/18/13 8K re: declaration of quarterly dividend
9/10/13 8K re: Aug. '13 sales

Merck MRK:  11/7/13 10Q & 10/28/13 8K re: 3 Qtr ended 9/30/13
10/1/13 8K re: global restructuring program and lay-offs of 8,500 employees

Microsoft MSFT: 12/6/13 8K re: issuance ofover $5 bil of notes un Euros & US Dollars
11/26/13 8K re: restructuring to a devices & services company
11/20/13 8K re: voting results of '13 Annual Meeting of Sahreholders on 11/19/13
10/24/13 10Q & 10/24/13 8K re: Qtr ended 9/30/13
10/8/13; 10/7/13 & 10/3/13 Proxy Materials re: annual shareholders meeting on 11/19 in Bellevue, Washington
9/26/13 8K re: adoption of Senior Exec. Severance Benefit Plan
9/26/13 8K re: realignment to become a devices & services company
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

Nike NKE: 10/7/13 10Q, 9/30/13 8K & 9/26/13 8K re: results for qtr ended 8/31/13
9/24/13 8K re: voting results of annual meeting of shareholders on 9/19/13

Pfizer PFE:  11/8/13 10Q & 10/29/13 8K re: 3 Qtr ended 9/29/13
9/30/13 8K re: election of Shantanu Narayen, Pres. & CEO of Adobe Systems to Board of Directors

Procter & Gamble PG: 11/5/13 8K re: close of sale of 750 mil Euros 2% Notes due '21
11/4/13 8K close of sale of $2 bil Notes
10/28/13 8K re: reorganizing of Global Business Unit into: Global Beauty, Global  Health & Grooming, Blogal Fabric & Home Care, & Global Baby, Feminine & Family Unit
10/25/13 10Q & 2 8Ks re: 1 Qtr ended 9/30/13
 10/11/13 8K re: voting results of annual shareholders meeting 10/8/13
10/8/13 8K re: declaration of quarterly dividends
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

3M MMM:  11/19/13 3 8Ks re: pre-arranged stock trading plans for CEO and other execs
10/31/13 10Q & 10/24/13 8K re: 3 Qtr ended 10/24/13

Travelers TRV:  10/22/13 10Q & 10/22/13 8K re: results for qtr ended 9/30/13
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

United Technologies UTX:  10/25/13 10Q & 10/22/13 8K re: 3 Qtr ended 9/30/13
10/22/13 8K re: 3Q results
9/26/13 8K re: formation of UTC Building & Industrial Services by combining Otis Elevator & UTC Climate, Controls & Security to be headed by Geraud Darnis as Pres/CEO
9/6/13 8K re: new Pres. at Pratt & Whitney: Paul Adams succeeds David Hess

UnitedHealth Group UNH: 12/2/13 8K re: Annual Investors Conference to be held 12/3 in NYC
11/7/13 10Q re: 3 Qtr ended 9/30/13
10/17/13 8K re: 3Q results
9/9/13 8K re: investor presentation at Morgan Stanley Global Health Care conf.

Verizon Communications Inc. VZ:  11/7/13 8K re: election of Shellye Archambeau as Dir.
10/24/13 10Q for Qtr ended 9/30/13
10/17/13 8K re: 3Q results
10/8/13 Proxy; 10/8/13 S-8 & 10/3/13 8K re: approval by shareholders to buy Vodafone's 45% interest in Verizon Wireless, registration of shares to be issued to Vodafone, & $12 bil credit facility to fund the purchase
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

Visa V: 11/25/13 8K re: Gary P. Coughlan not running for re-election to Board
11/22/13 10 K & 10/30/13 8K re: FY 9/30/13
10/23/13 8K re: '14 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held 1/29/14
 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

WalMart WMT:  12/6/13 10Q & 11/14/13 8K re: 3 Qtr ended 10/31/13
11/28/13 8K re: repalcement of CEO Mike Duke with C. Douglas McMillon effective 2/1/13
11/22/13 8K re: election of Pamela C. Craig to Board
10/21/13 10Q for quarter ended 7/31/13
10/1/13 8K re: issuance of 1.95% Notes due 2018


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