5 Best-Performing Dow Stocks in Q1

5 Best-Performing Dow Stocks in Q1 5 Best-Performing Dow Stocks in Q1

By any measure, the first quarter of 2012 was a very good one for investors. Here’s an interactive slide show featuring the 5 best-performing Dow stocks so far this year.

In the first three months of this year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved up 994.48 points, or 8.1%.

That marks the best first-quarter improvement since 1998 when it rallied up 11.3%.

Source: Dow Jones Indexes.

1. Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) 1. Bank of America (NYSE: BAC)

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $5.56

Closing price on March 30: $9.57

Percentage gain: +72.1%

2. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) 2. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM)

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $33.25

Closing price on March 30: $45.98

Percentage gain: +38.3%

3. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) 3. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $25.96

Closing price on March 30: $32.26

Percentage gain: +24.3%

4. American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) 4. American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP)

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $47.17

Closing price on March 30: $57.86

Percentage gain: +22.7%

5. Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) 5. Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD)

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $42.04

Closing price on March 30: $50.31

Percentage gain: +19.7%

Also see:
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