Best and Worst Dow Stocks of the First Quarter (BA, GE, BAC, AA, T, PFE)

by Jeff Reeves | April 2, 2010 2:44 am

Best and Worst Dow Stocks of the First Quarter (BA, GE, BAC, AA, T, PFE)

The calendar has turned over to April and that means the first quarter has come to a close. The first three months of the year have been profitable for all the major indexes, with the Dow up 4.1%. Many component stocks like Boeing (BA[1]), General Electric (GE[2]) and Bank of America (BAC[3]) performed significantly better — but some like Alcoa (AA[4]), AT&T (T[5]) and Pfizer (PFE[6]) fared significantly worse.

It’s also worth noting that the overall index’s gains came from March alone, with a 5.15% jump on the month that erased a year-to-date loss for most component stocks.

For those of you keeping score, here is the complete breakdown of the Dow’s performance for the first three months of the year, from best to worst performer. Prices are from 1/1/10 to 4/1/10.

  1. Boeing (BA[1]): Up +34.8%
  2. General Electric (GE[2]): Up +21.2%
  3. Bank of America (BAC[3]): Up +19.8%
  4. DuPont (DD[7]): Up +12.6%
  5. Caterpillar (CAT[8]): Up +12.3%
  6. Home Depot (HD[9]): Up +11.9%
  7. Kraft (KFT[10]): Up +11.6%
  8. Walt Disney (DIS[11]): Up +10.2%
  9. Intel (INTC[12]): Up +9.8%
  10. JP Morgan Chase (JPM[13]): +8.42%
  11. McDonald’s (MCD[14]): Up +8.2%
  12. Traveler’s  (TRV[15]): Up +8.1%
  13. Cisco (CSCO[16]): Up +7.9%
  14. United Technologies (UTX[17]): Up +6.8%
  15. Procter & Gamble (PG[18]): Up +4.5%
  16. Walmart (WMT[19]): Up +3.8
  17. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ[20]): Up +3.4%
  18. Merck (MRK[21]): Up +3.2%
  19. American Express (AMX[22]): Up +2.9%
  20. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ[23]): Up +2.1%
  21. 3M (MMM[24]): Up +1.4%
  22. Chevron (CVX[25]): Down -0.4%
  23. Exxon Mobil (XOM[26]): Down -0.9%
  24. IBM (IBM[27]): Down -2.0%
  25. Coca Cola (KO[28]): Down -3.0%
  26. Microsoft (MSFT[29]): Down -4.3%
  27. Verizon (VZ[30]): Down -5.6%
  28. Pfizer (PFE[6]): Down -6.1%
  29. AT&T (T[5]): Down -6.9%
  30. Alcoa (AA[4]): Down -8.1%

 

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Endnotes:
  1. BA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BA
  2. GE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GE
  3. BAC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BAC
  4. AA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AA
  5. T: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=T
  6. PFE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PFE
  7. DD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DD
  8. CAT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CAT
  9. HD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HD
  10. KFT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KFT
  11. DIS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DIS
  12. INTC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=INTC
  13. JPM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=JPM
  14. MCD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MCD
  15. TRV: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TRV
  16. CSCO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CSCO
  17. UTX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=UTX
  18. PG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PG
  19. WMT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WMT
  20. HPQ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HPQ
  21. MRK: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MRK
  22. AMX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AMX
  23. JNJ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=JNJ
  24. MMM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MMM
  25. CVX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CVX
  26. XOM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=XOM
  27. IBM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=IBM
  28. KO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KO
  29. MSFT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MSFT
  30. VZ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=VZ
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