Sunday, December 8, 2013

12/8/13 Sun/Sat JPMorgan Hired Kids of China's Elite

Post No. 2,470 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; the combined Sat. & Sun. issues of each of the  Wall St. Journal &   Financial Times; & Sunday's &  Saturday's  New York Times & Atlanta Journal & Constitution yielded the following stories about Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 component companies and the Dow with stories about the Dow aggregated first and then items about Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 companies presented alphabetically, followed by a separate table of Dow component's symbol and  Friday's closing stock prices and related data in alphabetical order.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Friday at 16020.20 up 198.69 or 1.26% from  Thursday's  close of 15821.51. For the week the Dow was down 0.4%.  For the year the Dow is up 198.69 or 22.3%. Of  the Dow components all 30  gained.   The biggest gainer dollar-wise  was  Boeing up $2.45 and percentage-wise was Intel  up 2.31% .

IBD pB8 "Stocks up on strong data, but volume is a no show" by Paul Whitfield says stocks kept to their recent puzzling action, tucking Friday's gains inside lower vol as the current outlook is a confirmed uptrend.

Sat. FT p13 "Wall Street" says US stocks climbed Fri halting the S&P's 5 session losing streak following a stronger than expected payrolls report.  Intel shares recovered 2.3% after Citigroup raised its rating from neutral to buy as investors were worried whether it could maintain its momentum after admitting last month that is manufacturing yields had faller below target as transistors shrink to minute scale.

Sat. WSJ pB5 "Stocks' surge snaps 5 day losing streak" by Dan Strumpf says stocks soared after a better than expected US jobs report left investors feeling better about a potential pullback in the Fed's easing efforts in coming months.

AJC p10 "Wall Street" by AP says stocks rose sharply after the gov reported a 4th straight month of solid US job gains.

As of the open  of the market on Monday the current divisor for the Dow Jones Industrial Average found at page B4   of  Saturday's Wall St. Journal is 0.15571590501117.  Monday's   trailing P/E ratio is  16.24 down from Friday's  trailing P/E of 16.25  (last year it was 14.62).  Monday's   P/E estimate is  15.00 down from Friday's P/E estimate of 15.12   (year ago it was 12.52) and Monday's  dividend yield is  2.39 up from Friday's  dividend yield of 2.19  (last year it was 2.71). 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 2494.60 up 30.94 from Thursday's closing numerator of 2463.66. 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 $83.15 $1.03 from  Thursday's average closing price of $82.12.  The median closing price of  Friday's Dow Jones Industrial Average was $79.90  (NKE/WMT/) up 70  cents from Thursday's median closing price of $79.20.     (NKE/WMT).  The lowest volume was  Travelers and the highest volume was Intel.

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 $3,093   ($249,460 - $247,366).

MarketWatch 12/6/13 Fri. 4:25  pm by Victor Reklaitis says  US stocks rallied on Friday after a stronger-than-anticipated monthly jobs report, with the S&P 500 and Dow industrials snapping a five-session losing streak.But the two indexes still finished down for the week, as each halted an eight-week winning streak.The jobs report, which showed the U.S. economy created 203,000 positions in November as the unemployment rate fell to 7.0%, sparked fresh talk that the Federal Reserve could scale back its bond-buying program later this month. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected November nonfarm payroll gains of 180,000 compared to 204,000 in October, and a drop in the unemployment rate to 7.2% from 7.3%.Earlier this week, encouraging economic data generated tapering fears that weighed on stocks, but some strategists said that at least on Friday, traders treated good economic news as simply good news. “I think sentiment is finally changing in the stock market,” said Mike Serio, regional chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank. He told MarketWatch that the jobs report was strong enough that the mindset among investors has shifted to focusing on economic fundamentals.Strategists at ING U.S. Investment Management made a similar point. “Perhaps the market is finally getting comfortable with tapering and getting back to normal — where good news is good news,” they wrote in a note.The S&P 500 SPX +1.12%  rose 20.06 points, or 1.1%, to close at 1,805.09, climbing back above the milestone level of 1,800 that it first cleared last month. The benchmark index scored its best daily advance since Nov. 8 and finished down less than 0.1% for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA +1.26%  gained 198.69 points, or 1.3%, to close at 16,020.20, achieving its biggest daily gain since Oct. 16 and reconquering its own milestone level of 16,000. The blue-chip index ended the week with a 0.4% decline.The Nasdaq Composite COMP +0.73% jumped 29.36 points, or 0.7%, to finish at 4,062.52. The tech-heavy index rose less than 0.1% for the week for its fourth-straight weekly gain. It’s trading at levels last seen in September 2000.The University of Michigan/Thomson Reuters consumer-sentiment index for December beat expectations, coming in at 82.5. Economists polled by MarketWatch expected a reading of 76.5.Trading volumes were typical on Friday, with New York Stock Exchange composite volume about 99% of its 30-day average, and Nasdaq composite volume about 97% of its 30-day average, according to FactSet data.
  • Today’s market-moving news: The jobless rate is now at the lowest level since November 2008, and the fresh employment numbers suggest the U.S. economy — after a mid-summer pause — continues to expand at a moderate clip.
  • Today’s movers & shakers: Big Lots Inc. BIG -0.12%   tumbled nearly 13% after the closeout retailer said late Thursday it would exit the Canadian market and issued a weaker outlook for its U.S. operations. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. ULTA +1.15%  slid nearly 21% after disappointing quarterly results late Thursday. Read more in the Movers & Shakers column.
  • Other markets: Gold prices edged down, while oil closed modestly higher. The dollar moved up, but gave up much of its gains. European stocks rallied, while Asian equities finished mixed.
Sunday's & Saturday's Dow News followed by Friday's Closing Dow Numbers:

AT&T:  Sat. AJC pA10 "AT&T won't discuss NSA" by AP says AT&T won't disclose what it does with customers' data.  AT&T in a letter sent Thurs. to the SEC says it won't release classified information.

American Express: No mentions found.

Boeing: Sat. WSJ pB1 "Squeezed by US Lockheed CEO aims abroad" by Doug Cameron says Lockheed's CEO Marillyn Hewson was one of only 2 US defense contractor chiefs to attend the recent Dubai Airshow.  Boeing's Jim McNerney attended and got $100 bil in commercial jet orders at the event.

 Sat. AJC pA1 "Georgia to Boeing: We want you" by J. Scott Trubey, Greg Bluestein, Kelly Yamanouchi says Georgia is one of many states trying to woo Boeing to build parts in Ga. for the 777X.

Caterpillar:  IBD pA7 "US tech leadership in a slow decline as China, Asia rise" by Kevin Dobbs says Caterpillar is trying to keep their dominant position in Asia.

Chevron:: No mentions found.

Cisco:: No mentions found.

Coke:  Barron's p45 "Three Buffett Stocks" by jack Hough says Coke, IBM, ExxonMobil all look cheap.

Disney:  Barron's p41 "Sweetening a Mickey Mouse payout" by Alexandra Scaggs says Disney's consumer discretionary sector is up 37% but the sector's yeild is just 1.4%, the lowest in the S&P.  Disney is the 5th biggest gainer in the Dow year to date and this week boosted its annual dividend by 15% to 86 cents a share.

DuPont:: No mentions found.

Exxon:: No mentions found.

GE:: No mentions found.

Goldman Sachs:  Sun NYT Bu p 8 "Whiskers unlimited? Not on Wall St" by Phyliss Korkki says Goldman Sach's CEO Lloyd C. Balnkfein is one of the exceptions on Wall St. that is not clean shaven.

WSJ pB5 "Judge blasts banks, US in trader's sentencing" by Julie Steinberg says a fed judge in NY blasted the culture of Wall St & the regulators during the sentencing of a former Goldman Sachs trader.  Judge William Pauley sentenced Mathew Taylor to 9 months in jail for an unauthorized '07 $8.3 bil trade.

Home Depot:  Barron's p15 "Week preview" says on Wednesday Home Depot will meet with investors.

Intel: Barron's p25 ""Not done yet our favorite stocks for 2014" by Andrew Bary has only one Dow stock: Intel as concens fade about Intel's exposure to PCs and its limited inroads into tablets & smartphones.  Intel trades 13 times projected '14 earnings and its dividend rate is the highest among major techs and is yeilding 3.7%.

 IBD pA7 "Intel stock price target gets boost as corproate PCs said rebounding" by Patrick Seitz, IBD pA2 "PC sales: good news for Intel" & Sat. FT p13 "Wall Street" say   Intel shares recovered 2.3% after Citigroup raised its rating from neutral to buy as investors were worried whether it could maintain its momentum after admitting last month that is manufacturing yields had faller below target as transistors shrink to minute scale.

Sat. FT p13 "Wall Street" says US stocks climbed Fri halting the S&P's 5 session losing streak following a stronger than expected payrolls report.  Intel shares recovered 2.3% after Citigroup raised its rating from neutral to buy as investors were worried whether it could maintain its momentum after admitting last month that is manufacturing yields had faller below target as transistors shrink to minute scale.

IBM:  Sat WSJ pB3 "High court to hear key patent dispute" by Ashby Jones says Google, Facebook and others believe the Patent and Trademark Office has issued too many software patents in recent years while the older tech mainstays and some startups such as IBM have spent decades amassing troves of patents.

JPMorgan:  NYT pA1 "Bank tracked business linked to China hiring" by Ben Protess, Jessica  Silver-Greenberg says Fed authorities have confidential docs that shed new light on JPMorgan's decision to hire the children of China's ruling elite securing emails that show how it linked one prominent hire to existing and potential business opportunities from a Chinese gov run firm.

Sat. WSJ pB1 "JP Morgan is in talks with US over Madoff" by Dan Fitzpatrick, Michael Rothfeld says JPMOrgan's failure to file a suspicious activity form with the US gov re: Madoff exposes it to liability and they are in settlement talks.

Sat. WSJ pB10 "Giving credit to the rich" by Matthias Rieker says JPMorgan's loans of at least $5 mil have more than doubled in 4 years to $95 bil at the end of '12.

FT p11 "Six banks fined 1.7 bil Euros over interest rate cartels" by Alex Barker says JPMorgan is one of the 6.

Johnson & Johnson:  Sat. NYT pB1 "New hope in hepatitis as FDA allows pill" by Andrew Pollack says Giliead has a new pill and Merck, Roche and Idenix are separately caliming that the new drug Sovaldi infringes on their patent.

McDonald's:: No mentions found.

Merck:: No mentions found.

Microsoft:: No mentions found.

Nike:: No mentions found.

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:  IBD pA8 "A Verizon exec ponders past calls" by Morey Stettner says in the mid 2000s Verizon started to shift from traditional copper to fiber optic technology.

Visa:: No mentions found.

Walmart:: No mentions found.

Friday's Closing Dow Numbers:

Symbol Last Sale Change % Change Share Volume Market

 Here are the current CEOs of the Dow 30 Companies:

AT&T T Randall L. Stephenson (Dallas, TX)

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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