S&P 500 Dividend Health, Forecast Changes for Sept. 30

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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                           Sept. 30 Sept. 29 Sept. 28 Sept. 27   -Daily Change-
                               2011     2011     2011     2011 Percent    Level
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                               ------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Forecasts----
Higher estimates                  1        0        4        2
Lower estimates                   1        2        1        0
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Freeport-McMoRan Copper       $0.30    $0.25    $0.25    $0.25    20.0%    $0.05
Peabody Energy Corp           $0.10    $0.11    $0.11    $0.11    -9.1%   -$0.01
                              --------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Health------
Higher estimates                  1        3        2        1
Lower estimates                   1        1        5        4
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                           Sept. 30 Sept. 29 Sept. 28 Sept. 27   -Daily Change-
                               2011     2011     2011     2011 Percent    Level
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Pall Corp                        54       40       40       40    35.0%       14
Fortune Brands Inc               47       48       48       48    -2.1%       -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.





SOURCE: Bloomberg

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