S&P 500 Dividend Health, Forecast Changes for Nov. 8

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. 8   Nov. 7   Nov. 4   Nov. 3   -Daily Change-
                               2011     2011     2011     2011 Percent    Level
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                               ------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Forecasts----
Higher estimates                  1        2        8        5
Lower estimates                   1        2        0        0
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Halliburton Co                $0.10    $0.09    $0.09    $0.09    11.1%    $0.01
Intel Corp                    $0.21    $0.23    $0.23    $0.23    -8.7%   -$0.02
                              --------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Health------
Higher estimates                 12       13       20       18
Lower estimates                   8       27       17       22
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                             Nov. 8   Nov. 7   Nov. 4   Nov. 3   -Daily Change-
                               2011     2011     2011     2011 Percent    Level
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Newell Rubbermaid                 2       -7       -7       -7      n/a        9
Ameriprise Financial Inc         39       19       19       19   105.3%       20
Morgan Stanley                   35       25       25       25    40.0%       10
Hewlett-Packard Co               37       28       28       28    32.1%        9
JPMorgan Chase & Co              32       25       25       25    28.0%        7
Sysco Corp                       16       13        8        8    23.1%        3
Constellation Energy            -14      -18      -18      -18    22.2%        4
Chevron Corp                     73       62       62       73    17.7%       11
Boston Properties Inc           -26      -31      -26      -26    16.1%        5
Marsh & McLennan                 37       32       32       32    15.6%        5
Xilinx Inc                       16       14       14       14    14.3%        2
Intl Flavors & Fragrances        39       38       38       38     2.6%        1
Visa Inc                         71       72       72       72    -1.4%       -1
Chubb Corp                       29       31       31       31    -6.5%       -2
Amgen Inc                        12       13       40       40    -7.7%       -1
Microchip Technology             36       40       40       58   -10.0%       -4
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                             Nov. 8   Nov. 7   Nov. 4   Nov. 3   -Daily Change-
                               2011     2011     2011     2011 Percent    Level
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Southern Co                     -10       -9       -9       -9   -11.1%       -1
DENTSPLY International           20       27       27       27   -25.9%       -7
El Paso Corp                    -43      -30      -30      -30   -43.3%      -13
Northeast Utilities              14       26       30       30   -46.2%      -12
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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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