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There are thirteen companies in the S&P 100 that meet these price position criteria:

1. Positive 200-day best fit trend line slope (linear regression)
2. Price greater than 200-day average
3. Price above mid-point of the 3-month daily price range

They are:

Disney (NYSE:DIS)
Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG)
Sara Lee (SLE)
Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB)
Sprint (NYSE:S)
McDonald's (NYSE:MCD)
Heinz (NYSE:HNZ)
Kraft (KFT)

Just over 3/4 of the S&P 100 have a positive 200-day best fit trend line slope. The two with the most negative slope are Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and Monsanto (NYSE:MON).

Performing the same test on other S&P indexes, we see these numbers of companies passing the filter:

S&P 500: 114
S&P 400: 93
S&P 600: 131

If we drop the requirement that the price be above the mid-point of the 3-month daily average, and require only that the 200-day best fit trend line have a positive slope, and that the price be above the 200-day average, we get these test survivors:

S&P 500: 167
S&P 400: 156
S&P 600: 195

Overall these tests show that substantially less than 1/2 of companies are in an uptrend condition.

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Source: S&P 100 Stocks in Best Price Position