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S&P 500 Dividend Health, Forecast Changes for July 27

July 27, 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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                            July 27  July 26  July 25  July 24   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
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                               ------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Forecasts----
Higher estimates                  6        6        5        0
Lower estimates                   0        0        1        1
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Expedia Inc                   $0.13    $0.09    $0.09    $0.09    44.4%    $0.04
Starbucks Corp                $0.21    $0.17    $0.17    $0.17    23.5%    $0.04
Valero Energy Corp            $0.18    $0.15    $0.15    $0.15    20.0%    $0.03
CBS Corp.                     $0.12    $0.10    $0.10    $0.10    20.0%    $0.02
Union Pacific Corp            $0.70    $0.60    $0.60    $0.60    16.7%    $0.10
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                            July 27  July 26  July 25  July 24   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
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Brown-Forman Corp             $0.40    $0.35    $0.35    $0.35    14.3%    $0.05
                              --------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Health------
Higher estimates                 19       28       17        7
Lower estimates                  35       36       29       13
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Ball Corp                        -3        4        8        8      n/a       -7
Coventry Health Care             -1       19       19       19      n/a      -20
EQT Corp.                       -12       10       24       24      n/a      -22
Leggett & Platt Inc               2       -7       -7       -7      n/a        9
Noble Energy Inc                 -5        6        9        9      n/a      -11
Republic Services                15      -10      -10      -10      n/a       25
Ventas Inc                        2      -17      -17      -17      n/a       19
FLIR Systems Inc.                27       14        3        3    92.9%       13
Cincinnati Financial Corp       -10      -18      -18      -18    44.4%        8
Microsoft Corp                   33       23       23       23    43.5%       10
Vulcan Materials                -29      -39      -39      -39    25.6%       10
Dr Pepper Snapple Group          26       21       16       16    23.8%        5
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                            July 27  July 26  July 25  July 24   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
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Altria Group Inc                 37       30       30       12    23.3%        7
Weyerhaeuser Co                 -37      -46      -46      -46    19.6%        9
Exxon Mobil Corp                 74       62       61       61    19.4%       12
Chubb Corp                       28       25       25       25    12.0%        3
Bemis Company                   -15      -16      -17      -17     6.3%        1
CME Group                        44       42       43       43     4.8%        2
ConocoPhillips                   27       26       26       31     3.8%        1
McGraw-Hill Companies            30       29       28       28     3.4%        1
Centerpoint Energy               31       30       30       30     3.3%        1
Colgate-Palmolive Co             40       39       40       40     2.6%        1
Iron Mountain                   -44      -45      -13      -13     2.2%        1
Comerica Inc                     40       41       41       41    -2.4%       -1
CA Inc.                          39       40       40       40    -2.5%       -1
Covidien                         32       33       40       40    -3.0%       -1
Helmerich & Payne                64       66       66       66    -3.0%       -2
Chevron Corp                     64       67       67       67    -4.5%       -3
Ingersoll-Rand                   37       39       39       39    -5.1%       -2
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                            July 27  July 26  July 25  July 24   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
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Coca-Cola Co/The                 18       19       19       19    -5.3%       -1
Hershey Co/The                   37       41       41       41    -9.8%       -4
Zimmer Holdings Inc              26       30       28       28   -13.3%       -4
United Technologies              25       29       32       32   -13.8%       -4
L-3 Communications               24       28       33       33   -14.3%       -4
Mead Johnson Nutrition           38       46       45       45   -17.4%       -8
CMS Energy                      -32      -27      -28      -28   -18.5%       -5
Kimberly-Clark Corp              23       29       22       22   -20.7%       -6
Starbucks Corp                   35       46       46       46   -23.9%      -11
Consol Energy Inc                15       20       16       16   -25.0%       -5
Invesco Ltd                      29       40       48       48   -27.5%      -11
AON Corp                         14       20       20       20   -30.0%       -6
Diamond Offshore Drilling        10       15       15       15   -33.3%       -5
Moody’s Corp                     18       27       34       34   -33.3%       -9
DR Horton                        18       28       28       28   -35.7%      -10
Newmont Mining                  -15      -11      -11      -11   -36.4%       -4
Amgen Inc                         4        7        7        7   -42.9%       -3
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                            July 27  July 26  July 25  July 24   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
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KLA-Tencor                       21       38       38       38   -44.7%      -17
Occidental Petroleum             21       39       49       49   -46.2%      -18
Raytheon Company                 15       31       37       37   -51.6%      -16
International Paper Co            1        4       14       14   -75.0%       -3
DTE Energy                        3       17       17       17   -82.4%      -14
Principal Financial Group         0       13       13       13  -100.0%      -13
Legg Mason Inc                  -19       -6       -6       -6  -216.7%      -13
Expedia Inc                      -6       -1       -1       -1  -500.0%       -5
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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: Stephen Rose in Washington at srose31@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net


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