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S&P 500 Dividend Health, Forecast Changes for March 30

March 30, 2012

The following table details daily changes in dividend forecasts and dividend health scores for companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. For more information on the methodology, see the note at the bottom of the table.

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                           March 30 March 29 March 28 March 27   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
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                               ------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Forecasts----
Higher estimates                  1        2        1        2
Lower estimates                   1        0        2        0
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Goldman Sachs Group           $0.40    $0.35    $0.35    $0.35    14.3%    $0.05
Scripps Networks              $0.12    $0.13    $0.13    $0.13    -7.7%   -$0.01
                              --------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Health------
Higher estimates                  3        1        1        1
Lower estimates                   1        4        7        4
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                           March 30 March 29 March 28 March 27   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
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Cablevision Systems              -5      -11      -11      -11    54.5%        6
Tiffany & Co                     52       46       53       53    13.0%        6
Boeing Co                        26       25       25       25     4.0%        1
Best Buy Co Inc                 -23       -8       -8       -8  -187.5%      -15
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NOTE: Bloomberg analysts use seven factors in determining each
dividend forecast:
1) Company guidance; 2) Dividend Health Score; 3) Industry analysis;
4) Historical trend analysis; 5) Market analyst consensus estimates;
6) Options market implied dividends; 7) Historical regression
analysis of fundamentals compared to dividends.

The dividend Health Score is on a scale of -100 to 100. A score
between -100 and -50 indicates a potential inability to maintain
the current dividend level, whereas 50 to 100 indicates a potential
ability to raise its current dividend rate. A score between -50 to
50 indicates that fundamental data is inconclusive on the direction
 of the dividend.





SOURCE: Bloomberg

To contact the reporter on this story: Terrence Barrett in Washington at tbarrett1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at atanzi@bloomberg.net


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