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S&P 500 Dividend Health, Forecast Changes for May 7

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May 7 (Bloomberg) -- 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 7    May 4    May 3    May 2   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
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                               ------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Forecasts----
Higher estimates                  4        4        2        4
Lower estimates                   1        2        1        1
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Marsh & McLennan              $0.13    $0.12    $0.12    $0.12     8.3%    $0.01
Patterson Cos Inc             $0.14    $0.13    $0.13    $0.13     7.7%    $0.01
Ryder System Inc              $0.31    $0.29    $0.29    $0.29     6.9%    $0.02
Ingersoll-Rand                $0.38    $0.36    $0.36    $0.36     5.6%    $0.02
Genuine Parts Co              $0.32    $0.33    $0.33    $0.33    -3.0%   -$0.01
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                              May 7    May 4    May 3    May 2   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
================================================================================
                              --------Changes in Bloomberg Dividend Health------
Higher estimates                 13        8       18       17
Lower estimates                  20       23       22       14
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PPL Corp.                        20        6        8        8   233.3%       14
Ford Motor Co                    13        4        4        4   225.0%        9
Washington Post                  -1       -9       -9       -9    88.9%        8
Sunoco Inc                       -6       -8       -8       -8    25.0%        2
Marathon Oil Corp                31       25       25       63    24.0%        6
Illinois Tool Works              48       39       39       39    23.1%        9
St Jude Medical Inc              27       22       22       22    22.7%        5
Kimberly-Clark Corp              22       19       19       19    15.8%        3
Sysco Corp                       23       20       20       20    15.0%        3
CF Industries                    59       52       52       51    13.5%        7
Fidelity National Info           24       23       23       23     4.3%        1
Colgate-Palmolive Co             40       39       39       39     2.6%        1
Philip Morris Int.               48       47       47       47     2.1%        1
================================================================================
                              May 7    May 4    May 3    May 2   -Daily Change-
                               2012     2012     2012     2012 Percent    Level
================================================================================
Apache Corp                      61       62       62       68    -1.6%       -1
Automatic Data Processing        49       50       50       50    -2.0%       -1
Kraft Foods Inc                  41       42       34       34    -2.4%       -1
Peabody Energy Corp              40       41       41       41    -2.4%       -1
Becton Dickinson And Co          17       18       18       18    -5.6%       -1
Consol Energy Inc                16       17       17       17    -5.9%       -1
Progress Energy                 -53      -48      -48      -39   -10.4%       -5
Chevron Corp                     66       74       74       74   -10.8%       -8
Covidien                         55       63       63       63   -12.7%       -8
Pepco Holdings Inc                6        7        7        7   -14.3%       -1
Frontier Communications         -47      -41      -41      -41   -14.6%       -6
Baxter International Inc         42       50       50       50   -16.0%       -8
Ameren Corporation              -35      -30       -4       -4   -16.7%       -5
AON Corp                         28       35       40       40   -20.0%       -7
Spectra Energy Corp              15       21       22       22   -28.6%       -6
Thermo Fisher Scientific         33       60       60       60   -45.0%      -27
Sempra Energy                    14       26       29       29   -46.2%      -12
Hess Corp                       -15      -10      -10      -10   -50.0%       -5
Consolidated Edison Inc         -16       -7        0        0  -128.6%       -9
Cablevision Systems             -24       -9       -5       -5  -166.7%      -15
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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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SOURCE: Bloomberg

To contact the reporter on this story: Stephen Rose in Washington at srose31@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net

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