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Strategists’ Forecasts for Standard & Poor’s 500 Index in 2012

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Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) -- 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                       $102.00
Citigroup**          Tobias Levkovich       1,375      $101.00
Credit Suisse        Andrew Garthwaite      1,340
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           1,400      $101.00
RBC                  Myles Zyblock                     $100.00
UBS***               Jonathan Golub                    $101.00
Wells Fargo          Gina Martin Adams                  $98.70
---------------------------------------------------------------
Mean                                        1,448      $101.54
Median                                      1,388      $101.00
High                                        1,675      $106.00
Low                                         1,340       $98.00

     *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
Wieting.
     *** UBS’s estimate for S&P 500 profit is from Thomas
Doerflinger.

To contact the reporter on this story: Inyoung Hwang in New York at ihwang7@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nick Baker at nbaker7@bloomberg.net

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