Summary of Reported EPS for First Quarter of ’12 for S&P 500

The following are the cumulative earnings per share results for the first quarter of 2012 forcompanies in the Standard & Poor’s (SPX) 500 Index. The earnings included in the first quarter is based on companies announced quarter ended date in the period of Feb. 16 to May 15 and were as of index members on March 30 (the last day of the quarter).

Weighted and non-weighted averages are year-over-year percent changes. Share-weighted averages are based upon diluted shares outstanding of each compared quarter. Market capitalization weighted averages are based upon the market capitalization as of the close on March 30, 2012. The percentages calculations are based on earnings from continuing operations excluding gains, charges and one-time items.

Adjusted earnings calculations for the index are based on income from continuing operations excluding items. Net income (as reported) earnings are based on net income including charges and discontinued operation. Earnings figures are diluted. Earnings estimates are provided by Bloomberg. Following is the summary:


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                                           SHARE-     MKT-CAP     NON-
                                          WEIGHTED   WEIGHTED  WEIGHTED
THE S&P 500 UNIVERSE:                      % CHG      % CHG      % CHG
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TOTAL REPORTED Q1/12   375@  GAIN/LOSS:      7.5%      27.9%      9.8%
TOTAL UP  EPS          246   AVG. UP:       20.6%      38.9%     25.3%
  REVERSALS UP           2^
TOTAL DOWNEPS          115   AVG. DOWN:    -19.9%     -13.9%    -22.0%
  REVERSALS DOWN         2^
UNCHANGED EPS           14
TOTAL EX-FINANCIAL:    304   GAIN/LOSS:      6.2%      30.9%     10.2%

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YEAR-OVER-YEAR COMPARISONS**:
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ADJUSTED Q1/12 EARNINGS OF 375/500:                            $25.48#
Q1/11 EARNINGS FOR S&P 500:                                    $23.49
PCT. CHANGE OF ADJUSTED EARNINGS TO Q1/11 EARNINGS:              8.47%
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YEAR-OVER-YEAR COMPARISONS**:
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NET INCOME (AS REPORTED) Q1/12 EARNINGS OF 375/500:            $22.83#
Q1/11 NET INCOME EARNINGS FOR S&P 500:                         $21.82
PCT. CHANGE OF NET INCOME EARNINGS TO Q1/11 EARNINGS:            4.63%

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DISTRIBUTION OF EARNINGS SURPRISES:
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POSITIVE SURPRISES:    258/375 = 68.8%
% of Surprises:                        EPS Differences (Actual-Estimate):
      (0% to 10%):     164             (1 cent):                     34
     (10% to 20%):      42             (2 cents):                    40
     (20% to 30%):      23             (3 to 4 cents):               49
     (30% to 40%):       8             (5 to 9 cents):               62
     (40% to 50%):       4             (10 to 19 cents):             46
  (more than 50%):      13             (20 to 49 cents):             25
       % chg NM          4             (50 cents or more):            2
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DISTRIBUTION OF EARNINGS SURPRISES:
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0% SURPRISES:           38/375 = 10.1%

NEGATIVE SURPRISES:     79/375 = 21.1%
% of Surprises:                        EPS Differences (Actual-Estimate):
       (-10% to 0%):    54             (-1 cent):                    16
     (-20% to -10%):     8             (-2 cents):                   10
     (-30% to -20%):     7             (-3 to -4 cents):             17
     (-40% to -30%):     3             (-5 to -9 cents):             17
     (-50% to -40%):     2             (-10 to -19 cents):           12
   (less than -50%):     4             (-20 to -49 cents):            7
         % chg NM        1             (-50 cents or less):           0
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*-- Up reversals reflect companies which reported per-share profits this year against losses a year earlier. Down reversals reflect losses this year and gains last year.

^-- Included in the total up/down eps counts.

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

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