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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
Bank of Montreal     Ben Joyce                         $101.00
Barclays             Barry Knapp                       $105.00
Citigroup**          Tobias Levkovich       1,375      $101.00
Credit Suisse        Douglas Cliggott                   $81.00
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           1,475      $112.00
RBC                  Myles Zyblock                     $100.00
UBS***               Jonathan Golub                    $101.00
Wells Fargo          Gina Martin Adams                  $98.70
Mean                                                   $100.99
Median                                                 $101.00
High                                                   $112.00
Low                                                     $81.00

     *Subramanian, who was named Bank of America’s head of U.S.
equity strategy in September, hasn’t given forecasts yet.
     **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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