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Fourth Quarter of ’11 S&P 500 Earnings Snapshot as of Feb. 7

The following tables summarize the latest quarterly earnings for companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

Profit figures are based on income from continuing operations excluding some gains and losses. The share-weighted percentage changes are year-over-year comparisons. earnings surprises are based on estimates provided by Bloomberg.

S&P 500 Universe:
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                               Number of  Share-Weighted
                               Companies    %Change

Total reported Q4/11:            307@        3.6%
Higher EPS                       208        18.7%
Lower EPS                         94       -34.5%
Unchanged                          5         0.0%

S&P 500 Universe:
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                              Number of  Share-Weighted
                              Companies    %Change

Total reported Ex-Financial:     250         8.0%

Comparable Q4/10:                311        39.6%
End of Q4/10:                    500        33.2%
End of Q3/11:                    499        14.9%

S&P 500 Index EPS with 307/500 companies reported:     $23.80
                    *Net income (as reported) EPS:     $21.39

Earnings Surprises:
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                                    Q4/11              Q4/10
Positive Surprises:            187/307 =  60.9%     338/499 =67.7%
0% Surprises:                   31/307 =  10.1%      40/499 = 8.0%
Negative Surprises:             89/307 =  29.0%     121/499 =24.2%

Sector Summary:
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                                          Share-
                                Reported Weighted Earnings Surprises Sector
                                 /Total   %Change (+)  same  (-)      EPS

Consumer Discretionary:          37 /80    1.4%    25    3     9     $2.26
Consumer Staples:                22 /42    -2.7%   13    3     6     $2.35
Energy:                          24 /42    7.1%    13    0     11    $3.17
Financials:                      57 /80   -17.1%   29    5     23    $3.08
Health Care:                     37 /52    4.1%    22    8     7     $3.04
Industrials:                     45 /61    16.4%   33    2     10    $2.66
Information Tech:                52 /72    18.9%   37    7     8     $5.63
Materials:                       20 /30   -22.4%   10    4     6     $0.58
Telecom Svcs:                     2 /8    -17.1%   0     0     2     $0.39
Utilities:                       11 /33    -0.2%   4     1     6     $0.63

Total Reported:                 307 /500   3.6%   187    31    86   $23.80

Total Reported
   Ex-Financial:                250 /420   8.0%   158    26    63
Industry Summary:
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                                          Share-
                                Reported Weighted  Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change    (+)  same   (-)
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY:
  Automobiles & Components        3 /5    -19.1%      1     0     2
  Consumer Durables & Apparel    11 /13    27.6%      9     1     1
  Consumer Services              11 /14    6.8%       6     1     4
  Media                           4 /16    3.8%       4     0     0
  Retailing                       8 /32   -17.7%      5     1     2

CONSUMER STAPLES:
  Food & Staples Retailing        4 /9     1.9%       1     1     2
  Food Beverage & Tobacco        13 /27    -5.0%      9     1     3
  Household & Personal Products   5 /6     -1.3%      3     1     1

FINANCIALS:
  Banks                          15 /15    19.1%      8     2     5
  Diversified Financials         23 /27   -38.3%     11     1     9
  Insurance                      13 /22    6.6%       8     0     5
Industry Summary:
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                                          Share-
                                Reported Weighted  Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change    (+)  same   (-)
FINANCIALS:
  Real Estate                     6 /16    17.5%      3     1     2

HEALTH CARE:
  Health Care Equipment & Srvs.  21 /31    3.3%      11     6     4
  Pharma., Biotech. & Life Sci.  16 /21    4.4%      11     2     3

INDUSTRIALS:
  Capital Goods                  32 /41    16.2%     26     1     5
  Commercial & Professional Ser   5 /11    0.5%       3     0     2
  Transportation                  8 /9     19.0%      4     1     3

INFORMATION TECH:
  Semiconductors                 13 /17   -20.9%     10     1     2
  Software & Services            21 /32    6.0%      14     3     4
  Technology Hardware & Equip.   18 /23    63.3%     13     3     2
Industry Summary:
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                                          Share-
                                Reported  Weighted  Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change    (+)  same   (-)

ENERGY:                          24 /42    7.1%      13     0    10

MATERIALS:                       20 /30   -22.4%     10     3     7

TELECOM SVCS:                     2 /8    -17.1%      0     0     2

UTILITIES:                       11 /33    -0.2%      4     1     6

TOTAL REPORTED
   UNIVERSE:                    307 /500   3.6%     187    31    86

S&P 500 Year-Over-Year Estimates
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Q4/11 Earnings Estimated Growth: 4.9%;  Ex-Financial: 6.5%
Q1/12 Earnings Estimated Growth: 0.3%;  Ex-Financial: 0.8%
S&P 500 Year-Over-Year Estimates
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Q2/12 Earnings Estimated Growth: 1.7%;  Ex-Financial: 0.9%
Q3/12 Earnings Estimated Growth: 7.0%;  Ex-Financial: 4.6%

NM -- The calculations of percentage changes between profit and loss and vice versa are not meaningful, hence not calculated.

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