Strategists’ Forecasts for Standard & Poor’s 500 Index in 2012

The table presents estimates from strategists at brokerages for where the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will finish 2012 and how much profit companies in the benchmark measure of U.S. stocks will generate.

Firm                 Strategist           2012 Close   2012 EPS
Bank of America      Savita Subramanian     1,350      $104.50
Bank of Montreal     Ben Joyce                         $102.00
Barclays             Barry Knapp                       $102.00
Citigroup*           Tobias Levkovich       1,375      $101.00
Credit Suisse        Andrew Garthwaite      1,340
Deutsche Bank        Binky Chadha           1,675      $106.00
Goldman Sachs        David Kostin                       $98.00
HSBC                 Garry Evans
JPMorgan             Thomas Lee                        $105.00
Morgan Stanley       Adam Parker                       $103.20
Oppenheimer          Brian Belski           1,400      $101.00
RBC                  Myles Zyblock                     $100.00
UBS**                Jonathan Golub                    $101.00
Wells Fargo          Gina Martin Adams                  $98.70
Mean                                        1,428      $101.87
Median                                      1,375      $101.50
High                                        1,675      $106.00
Low                                         1,340       $98.00

     *Citigroup’s estimate for S&P 500 profit is from Steven
     ** UBS’s estimate for S&P 500 profit is from Thomas

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