S&P 500 Dividend Health, Forecast Changes for May 4

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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                              May 4    May 3    May 2    May 1   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
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                               ------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Forecasts----
Higher estimates                  4        2        4        1
Lower estimates                   2        1        1        0
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Dover Corp                    $0.35    $0.32    $0.32    $0.32     9.4%    $0.03
Noble Corp.                   $0.16    $0.15    $0.15    $0.15     6.7%    $0.01
Reynolds American             $0.59    $0.56    $0.56    $0.56     5.4%    $0.03
Duke Energy Corp              $0.26    $0.25    $0.25    $0.25     4.0%    $0.01
Expeditors Intl Wash          $0.28    $0.29    $0.29    $0.29    -3.4%   -$0.01
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                              May 4    May 3    May 2    May 1   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
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Cablevision Systems           $0.15    $0.16    $0.16    $0.16    -6.3%   -$0.01
                              --------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Health------
Higher estimates                  8       18       17        7
Lower estimates                  23       22       14       18
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Consolidated Edison Inc          -7        0        0        0      n/a       -7
Sealed Air Corp                  -1        1        9        9      n/a       -2
Ecolab Inc                      -11      -19      -19      -13    42.1%        8
Mylan Inc                        17       12       18       18    41.7%        5
Pioneer Natural Resources        -6       -9       24       24    33.3%        3
Kraft Foods Inc                  42       34       34       34    23.5%        8
Cardinal Health Inc              31       27       17       17    14.8%        4
Airgas Inc                       42       37       37       37    13.5%        5
Emerson Electric Co              21       20       20       20     5.0%        1
SCANA Corp.                     -28      -29      -27      -27     3.4%        1
Rockwell Automation              47       48       48       48    -2.1%       -1
3M Co                            46       47       47       47    -2.1%       -1
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                              May 4    May 3    May 2    May 1   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
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United States Steel             -39      -38      -38      -38    -2.6%       -1
Franklin Resources               28       29       36       36    -3.4%       -1
Spectra Energy Corp              21       22       22       22    -4.5%       -1
Beam Inc.                        39       42       42       42    -7.1%       -3
Apartment Invt & Mgmt           -37      -34      -34      -34    -8.8%       -3
Occidental Petroleum             49       54       54       54    -9.3%       -5
Fluor Corp                       38       42       42       42    -9.5%       -4
Sempra Energy                    26       29       29       29   -10.3%       -3
AON Corp                         35       40       40       40   -12.5%       -5
Assurant Inc                     33       42       42       42   -21.4%       -9
PPL Corp.                         6        8        8        8   -25.0%       -2
Scripps Networks                 24       35       40       40   -31.4%      -11
Public Storage                   15       39       39       39   -61.5%      -24
Cablevision Systems              -9       -5       -5       -5   -80.0%       -4
Integrys Energy Group           -38      -21      -21      -21   -81.0%      -17
Duke Energy Corp                -24       -8       -8       -8  -200.0%      -16
Northeast Utilities             -15       -5        2        2  -200.0%      -10
Ameren Corporation              -30       -4       -4       -4  -650.0%      -26
Exelon Corp                     -15       -2       -2       -2  -650.0%      -13
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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.





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