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Strategists’ Forecasts for Standard & Poor’s 500 Index in 2012

May 21, 2012

The table presents estimates from strategists at brokerages for where the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) will finish 2012 and how much profit companies in the benchmark measure of U.S. stocks will generate.


Firm                 Strategist           2012 Close   2012 EPS
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Bank of America      Savita Subramanian     1,450      $103.50
Bank of Montreal     Brian Belski           1,425      $101.25
Barclays             Barry Knapp            1,330      $103.00
Citigroup*           Tobias Levkovich       1,425      $103.25
Credit Suisse        Andrew Garthwaite      1,450      $105.00
Deutsche Bank        David Bianco           1,475      $105.00
Goldman Sachs        David Kostin           1,250      $100.00
HSBC                 Garry Evans            1,490
JPMorgan             Thomas Lee             1,430      $105.00
Morgan Stanley       Adam Parker            1,167      $100.00
Oppenheimer          John Stoltzfus         1,450      $102.00
RBC                  Myles Zyblock                     $101.00
UBS                  Jonathan Golub         1,475      $103.50
Wells Fargo          Gina Martin Adams      1,360      $102.00
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Mean                                        1,398      $102.65
Median                                      1,430      $103.00
High                                        1,490      $105.00
Low                                         1,167      $100.00

     * Citigroup’s S&P 500 profit estimate is by Steven Wieting.

To contact the reporter on this story: Inyoung Hwang in New York at ihwang7@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nick Baker at nbaker7@bloomberg.net


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