S&P 500 Dividend Health, Forecast Changes for July 25

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 25  July 22  July 21  July 20   -Daily Change-
                               2011     2011     2011     2011 Percent    Level
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                               ------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Forecasts----
Higher estimates                  5        1        3        1
Lower estimates                   0        0        1        1
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Peabody Energy Corp           $0.11    $0.09    $0.09    $0.09    22.2%    $0.02
Visa Inc                      $0.18    $0.15    $0.15    $0.15    20.0%    $0.03
McDonald’s Corp.              $0.68    $0.61    $0.61    $0.61    11.5%    $0.07
Goodrich Corp                 $0.32    $0.29    $0.29    $0.29    10.3%    $0.03
JM Smucker                    $0.48    $0.44    $0.44    $0.44     9.1%    $0.04
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                            July 25  July 22  July 21  July 20   -Daily Change-
                               2011     2011     2011     2011 Percent    Level
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                              --------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Health------
Higher estimates                 15       39       27       26
Lower estimates                  33       24       35       28
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Verizon Communications           24       17        2        2    41.2%        7
Honeywell International          61       51       47       47    19.6%       10
NIKE Inc.                        51       44       44       44    15.9%        7
Rockwell Collins                 43       39       34       33    10.3%        4
Omnicom Group                    16       15       17       17     6.7%        1
TJX Companies                    17       16       17       17     6.3%        1
Ross Stores Inc                  42       40       42       42     5.0%        2
CBS Corp.                        22       21       21       21     4.8%        1
Accenture PLC                    25       24       25       25     4.2%        1
Gannett Co                       30       29       29       29     3.4%        1
Monsanto Co                      43       42       42       42     2.4%        1
Tyson Foods                      48       47       47       47     2.1%        1
Applied Materials Inc            56       55       55       56     1.8%        1
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                            July 25  July 22  July 21  July 20   -Daily Change-
                               2011     2011     2011     2011 Percent    Level
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Covidien                         62       61       61       61     1.6%        1
Dover Corp                       78       77       77       77     1.3%        1
Genuine Parts Co                 62       63       62       62    -1.6%       -1
Schlumberger Ltd                 62       63       63       63    -1.6%       -1
PerkinElmer                      60       61       61       61    -1.6%       -1
Cliffs Natural Resources         56       57       57       56    -1.8%       -1
Hormel Foods Corp                56       57       57       57    -1.8%       -1
Visa Inc                         54       55       55       55    -1.8%       -1
Corning Inc                      53       54       54       53    -1.9%       -1
United Technologies              52       53       53       54    -1.9%       -1
Pepco Holdings Inc              -51      -50      -50      -51    -2.0%       -1
CA Inc.                          47       48       48       47    -2.1%       -1
Norfolk Southern                 43       44       43       43    -2.3%       -1
Baker Hughes Inc                 39       40       40       40    -2.5%       -1
Staples Inc                      37       38       39       39    -2.6%       -1
American Electric Power         -37      -36      -37      -37    -2.8%       -1
Campbell Soup Co                 34       35       34       34    -2.9%       -1
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                            July 25  July 22  July 21  July 20   -Daily Change-
                               2011     2011     2011     2011 Percent    Level
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Du Pont (E.I.) De Nemours        34       35       35       34    -2.9%       -1
Eli Lilly & Co                   50       52       50       60    -3.8%       -2
Stryker Corp                     41       43       43       43    -4.7%       -2
Exelon Corp                     -19      -18      -19      -19    -5.6%       -1
Wellpoint Inc                    13       14       14       14    -7.1%       -1
Viacom Inc                       20       22       22       22    -9.1%       -2
Praxair Inc                      16       18       16       16   -11.1%       -2
General Electric Co              46       52       52       52   -11.5%       -6
Chesapeake Energy                -9       -8       -8       -8   -12.5%       -1
Nicor Inc                        -9       -8       -9       -9   -12.5%       -1
Kellogg Co                       12       14       12       12   -14.3%       -2
Eaton Corp                       51       60       60       60   -15.0%       -9
Broadcom Corp-Cl A               23       32       32       32   -28.1%       -9
Kimberly-Clark Corp              12       17       17       17   -29.4%       -5
Reynolds American                19       32       32       32   -40.6%      -13
Whirlpool Corp                  -13       -9        6       39   -44.4%       -4
Lorillard Inc                     4       20       20       20   -80.0%      -16
Mattel Inc                       -2       -1       -1       -2  -100.0%       -1
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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.





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