Monday, December 2, 2013

12/2/13 Mon. am Wage Strikes planned at McDonald's et al

Post No. 2,459 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 News Daily, Wall St. Journal,   Financial Times,  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  Friday's closing stock prices and related data in alphabetical order.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Friday at 16086.41  down 10.92 or 0.07% from  Wednesday's  close of 16097.33.  For the week the Dow was up 0.1%, for the month up 3.5% and for the year the Dow is up 22.8%.  Of  the Dow components  10  gained, Coca-Cola and Merck were unchanged and  18    declined.   The biggest gainer dollar-wise  was Goldman Sachs up 72 cents and percentage-wise was  Microsoft up 1.41% .  The biggest decliner dollar-wise was United Technologies down 65 cents and percentage-wise was GE down 0.67%.

IBD pA1 "Stocks mixed in half session" & pB10 says the market faded in the final hour of a short session on Friday.  Retail & electronics were some of the strongest stocks as the holiday shopping season got underway. The current outlook is a confirmed uptrend.

As of the open  of the market on Monday the current divisor for the Dow Jones Industrial Average found at page C4   of  Monday's Wall St. Journal is 0.15571590501117.  Monday's   trailing P/E ratio is  16.52 down from Friday's  trailing P/E of 16.43  (last year it was 14.49).  Monday's   P/E estimate is  15.02 unchanged from Friday's P/E estimate of 15.02  (year ago it was 12.35) and Monday's  dividend yield is  2.17 up from Friday's  dividend yield of 2.12  (last year it was 2.65). 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.

Friday's Dow Jones Industrial Average closing numerator was 2504.91 down 1.70 from Wednesday's closing numerator of 2506.61. 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   Friday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $83.50 down 5 cents from  Wednesday's average closing price of 83.55.  The median closing price of  Friday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $80.84 (HD/WMT/) up 4  cents from Wednesday's median closing price of $80.80     (HD/WMT).  The lowest volume was  Travelers and the highest volume was Cisco.

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 lost $170   ($250,661 - $250,491 ).

MarketWatch 11/29/13 Fri. 1:56  pm by Victor Reklaitis says  US stocks closed mostly lower on Friday, pulling back from Wednesday’s record levels, but still achieved gains for the week and month.
The main indexes spent most of the shortened, post-Thanksgiving session in positive territory after upbeat reports on holiday shopping, but then erased their intraday gains in the final minutes of trading.Investors shouldn’t read too much into Friday’s weak finish, said Quincy Krosby, a market strategist at Prudential Financial. She noted the S&P 500 SPX -0.08%  and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA -0.07%  held comfortably above their milestone levels of 1,800 and 16,000, respectively, plus trading volumes were low.“The market essentially ended the week higher, but today flat,” she told MarkeWatch.The S&P 500 dipped 1.42 points, or less than 0.1%, to close at 1,805.81, pulling back from its record close on Wednesday. It finished up less than 0.1% for the week and rose 2.8% for the month.The Dow lost 10.92 points, or less than 0.1%, to finish at 16,086.41, easing from its record close on Wednesday and snapping a five-session winning streak. The blue-chip index rose 0.1% for the week and 3.5% for November.The S&P and Dow have both advanced for eight straight weeks.  The Nasdaq Composite COMP +0.37%  bucked Friday’s negative trend, rising 15.14 points, or 0.4%, to end at 4,059.89. The tech-heavy index climbed 1.7% for the week and 3.6% for the month.The trading session ended at 1 p.m. Eastern time, three hours earlier than normal, and many traders were still on vacation following the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.Retail stocks drew attention as shoppers packed stores. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT +0.10%   rose 0.1% after reporting strong Thanksgiving sales.“The numbers that have been trickling in are at the margin positive,” Krosby said, referring to early news on the holidays shopping season.
  • The buzz: “My sense is that retailers will have to raise their level of promotions to close more sales,” said Brian Sozzi, chief equities strategist at Belus Capital Advisors, in a note Friday. He added that outside of Wal-Mart, the strongest start to the season from his vantage point came at Best Buy Co. BBY +2.37% , thanks to factors such as its price-matching efforts. Best Buy shares rose 2.4%. On the other hand, MarketWatch columnist Jeff Reeves argued that Black Friday doesn’t matter, saying it’s mostly hype.
  • Today’s movers & shakers: J.C. Penney Co. JCP +1.09%   rose 1.1% in its last day of trading as an S&P 500 component, while Chinese social-media firm Renren Inc. RENN -11.04%  slid 11% after posting a wider-than-expected loss late Wednesday. Read more in the Movers & Shakers column.
  • Other markets: European stocks finished up slightly, while Asian equities closed mixed. Oil and gold prices rose.

Monday's Dow New followed by Friday's Closing Dow Numbers:

AT&T:  Sun. NYT pB1 "Brash CEO keeps giants of mobile off balance" by james B. Stewart   T-Mobile's sale to AT&T for $39 bil was blacked by the US Justice Dept and now rev, subscribers and the stock price are up at T-Mobile.

American Express:  Barron's p19 "where capital is everyone's No. 1 priority" by Sandra Ward says Discover's stock is up 38% and American Express is up 49% as credit card companies are doing well.

Boeing:  No mentions found.

Caterpillar:  No mentions found.

Chevron:  No mentions found.

Cisco:  No mentions found.

Coke:  No mentions found.

Disney:  IBD pA2 "Catching Fire, Frozen Hot" says Disney's CG animated Frozen whichg rossed an estimated $11.1 mil from 4,742 locations on its opening day and about $26.6 mil in its first 2 days was likely the biggest Thanksgiving Day opener ever.

DuPont:  No mentions found.

Exxon:  No mentions found.

GE:  No mentions found.

Goldman Sachs:  No mentions found.

Home Depot:  No mentions found.

Intel:  No mentions found.

IBM:  No mentions found.

JPMorgan:  No mentions found.

Johnson & Johnson:  No mentions found.

McDonald's:  NYT pB2 "Wage strikes planned at fast food outlets" by Steven Greenhouse saying seeking to increase pressure on McDonald's, Wendy's & other fast food restaurants, organizers of  movement demanding a $15 an hour wage for fast food workers say they will do a one day st5rike in 100 cities on Thursday & protest activities in another 100 cities.

 Barron's p25 "How to profit from today's shareholder activism" by Avi Salzman says activists have targeted Microsoft and Procter & Gamble among others. Sometimes they push for spin offs like spinning off restaurants into legacy brands and a spin off for higher growth chains.  Spin offs have propelled the shares of McDonald's since it spun off Chipotle Mexican Grill in '06.

Merck:  No mentions found.

Microsoft:  No mentions found.

Nike:  No mentions found.

Pfizer:  No mentions found.

Procter & Gamble:   WSJ pB1 "Iran deal opens door for businesses" by Benoit Faucon says European and US firms will regain lost Iranian trade as soon as relief measures are adopted next month.  Procter & gamble's Oral B mouthwash continues to be sold in Iran.

Barron's p25 "How to profit from today's shareholder activism" by Avi Salzman says activists have targeted Microsoft and Procter & Gamble among others. Sometimes they push for spin offs like spinning off restaurants into legacy brands and a spin off for higher growth chains.  Spin offs have propelled the shares of McDonald's since it spun off Chipotle Mexican Grill in '06.

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: IBD pA6 "Discounts, mobile boost Black Friday online sales" by Pete Barlas,  IBD pA1 "Earlier store hours and holiday deals pull sales forward" by Gillian Rich says with six fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving & Christmas this year, Black Friday deals started earlier than ever.  Walmart began its Black Friday deals at 6 pm, 2 hours earlier than last year.  Walmart reported nearly 10 million transactions at its stores from 6 to 10 pm. Sat. WSJ pB1 "Stocks finish strong month" by Kaitlyn Kiernan says US stocks shook  off a mixed showing to ost a gain for the holiday shortened week, lifting the S&P to its longest string of weekly advances in almost a decade.On Friday Walmart reported strong thanksgiving Day traffic in stores and online.

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)

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 10/22/13 ranked in order of market capitalization in billions:

1. Exxon Mobil XOM $385.89
2. Microsoft MSFT 288.72
3. GE 263.93
4. Johnson & Johnson JNJ 260.16
5. WalMart WMT 248.42
6. Chevron CVX 232.13
7. Procter & Gamble PG 220.14
8 .JPMorgan Chase JPM 203.50
9.  Pfizer PFE 202.80
10. IBM 190.30 
11. AT&T T 187.24
12. Coke KO 172.91
13. Verizon VZ 146.65
14. Merck MRK 136.30
15.  Visa V 129.10
16. Disney DIS 123.19
17. Cisco CSCO 121.12
18. Intel INTC 119.97
19. Home Depot HD 107.05
20.United Technologies UTX 97.12
21. McDonald's MCD 95.28
22. Boeing BA 92.12
23. American Express AXP 86.85
24. 3M MMM 84.69
25. Goldman Sachs GS 72.91
26. UnitedHealth UNH 70.50
27.Nike NKE 67.43
28.Caterpillar CAT 57.45
29. DuPont DD 55.40
30. Travelers TRV 32.27

Here are the latest 8K, 10Q & 10K & Proxy & certain other SEC filings as of 10/22/13:

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

AT&T T: 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
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

American Express AXP: 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
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

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: 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
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

Chevron CVX: 10/9/13 8K re: interim update for 3Q
 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

Cisco CSCO: 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
8/15/13 8K re: firing of 4,000 employees
8/14/13 8K re: FY '13 & 4Q results

Coke KO: 10/15/13 8K re: 3Q results
 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

Disney DIS: 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
 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

DuPont DD: 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.
8/13/13 8K re: adoption of Sr. Exec. Severance Plan
7/23/13 10Q & 8K re: 2Q ended 6/31/13 results

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

GE: 10/18/13 8K re: 3Q 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.
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

Goldman Sachs GS: 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
 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

Intel INTC: 10/15/13 2 8Ks re: results for qtr ended 9/28/13
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

IBM: 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
 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

JPMorganChase JPM: 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
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

Johnson & Johnson JNJ: 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
 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

McDonald's MCD: 10/21/13 8K re: 3Q results
  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

Merck MRK: 10/1/13 8K re: global restructuring program and lay-offs of 8,500 employees
 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: 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
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.

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
 7/30/13 Proxy for 9/19/13 AnnualMeeting of Shareholders
7/23/13 10K for year ended 5/31/13

Pfizer PFE:  9/30/13 8K re: election of Shantanu Narayen, Pres. & CEO of Adobe Systems to Board of Directors
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

Procter & Gamble PG: 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
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

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:  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: 10/22/13 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
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

UnitedHealth Group UNH: 10/17/13 8K re: 3Q results
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

Verizon Communications Inc. VZ: 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
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: 10/21/13 10Q for quarter ended 7/31/13
10/1/13 8K re: issuance of 1.95% Notes due 2018
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


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