S&P 500 Dividend Health, Forecast Changes for Aug. 2

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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                             Aug. 2   Aug. 1  July 31  July 30   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
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                              --------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Health------
Higher estimates                 18       13        8       11
Lower estimates                  13       19       12       13
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Principal Financial Group         1        0        0        0      n/a        1
Spectra Energy Corp              -1        9        9        9      n/a      -10
Time Warner Inc                   3       -6       10       10      n/a        9
Dow Chemical                     -1       -6       -6       -6    83.3%        5
Scripps Networks                 41       24       24       24    70.8%       17
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                             Aug. 2   Aug. 1  July 31  July 30   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
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Devon Energy Corp                -8      -21       -1       -1    61.9%       13
Ameren Corporation              -14      -35      -35      -35    60.0%       21
Pinnacle West Capital            -7      -14      -14      -14    50.0%        7
Loews Corp                       30       21       21       21    42.9%        9
SCANA Corp.                     -17      -29      -29      -29    41.4%       12
Exelon Corp                     -33      -44      -31      -31    25.0%       11
Hartford Financial Svcs          -7       -9       -9       -9    22.2%        2
Wisconsin Energy                 17       14       14       14    21.4%        3
Time Warner Cable                38       32       32       32    18.8%        6
Cardinal Health Inc              34       30       30       30    13.3%        4
Dominion Resources              -36      -41      -36      -36    12.2%        5
Becton Dickinson And Co          18       17       17       17     5.9%        1
AGL Resources Inc               -24      -25      -26      -26     4.0%        1
Mastercard Inc                   40       39       41       41     2.6%        1
Invesco Ltd                      28       29       29       29    -3.4%       -1
Avon Products Inc               -34      -32      -23      -23    -6.3%       -2
Mylan Inc                        16       18       18       18   -11.1%       -2
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                             Aug. 2   Aug. 1  July 31  July 30   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
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Beam Inc.                        33       39       39       39   -15.4%       -6
Parker Hannifin Corp             44       52       52       52   -15.4%       -8
RR Donnelley & Sons             -36      -30      -40      -40   -20.0%       -6
Tesoro Corp                      25       36       36       36   -30.6%      -11
Apache Corp                      36       52       52       52   -30.8%      -16
Kellogg Co                       10       15       15       15   -33.3%       -5
Duke Energy Corp                -41      -27      -27      -27   -51.9%      -14
Sealed Air Corp                 -19      -10      -10      -10   -90.0%       -9
Williams Cos Inc                -53      -27      -27      -27   -96.3%      -26
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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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