S&P 500 Dividend Health, Forecast Changes for Nov. 1

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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                             Nov. 1  Oct. 31  Oct. 28  Oct. 27   -Daily Change-
                               2011     2011     2011     2011 Percent    Level
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                               ------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Forecasts----
Higher estimates                  1        3       15        6
Lower estimates                   1        1        1        2
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Boeing Co                     $0.45    $0.42    $0.42    $0.42     7.1%    $0.03
Health Care REIT              $0.74    $0.75    $0.75    $0.72    -1.3%   -$0.01
                              --------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Health------
Higher estimates                 12       10       19       25
Lower estimates                  10       11       29       31
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                             Nov. 1  Oct. 31  Oct. 28  Oct. 27   -Daily Change-
                               2011     2011     2011     2011 Percent    Level
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Anadarko Petroleum               14      -25      -25      -25      n/a       39
HCP Inc.                         11       -3       -3       -3      n/a       14
Loews Corp                       29        9       -6       -6   222.2%       20
Consol Energy Inc                26       12       12       23   116.7%       14
Pfizer Inc                       51       31       31       31    64.5%       20
Entergy Corp                     -5      -14      -14      -14    64.3%        9
Archer-Daniels-Midland           20       16       16       16    25.0%        4
AvalonBay Communities           -28      -33      -33      -33    15.2%        5
Nicor Inc                       -17      -19      -19      -19    10.5%        2
Federated Investors Inc          20       19       19       12     5.3%        1
Eastman Chemical                 39       38       38       39     2.6%        1
Coca-Cola Co/The                 54       53       53       53     1.9%        1
Amerisourcebergen Corp           36       37       37       37    -2.7%       -1
Avon Products Inc                32       33       32       33    -3.0%       -1
PPG Industries                   55       58       58       58    -5.2%       -3
Eli Lilly & Co                   35       37       37       37    -5.4%       -2
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                             Nov. 1  Oct. 31  Oct. 28  Oct. 27   -Daily Change-
                               2011     2011     2011     2011 Percent    Level
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FMC Corp.                        12       13       13       13    -7.7%       -1
Ecolab Inc                       20       22       22       22    -9.1%       -2
Intel Corp                       52       61       61       61   -14.8%       -9
Kellogg Co                       11       13       13       13   -15.4%       -2
Beam Inc.                        34       48       48       48   -29.2%      -14
Allstate Corp                     5        9        9        9   -44.4%       -4
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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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