There's a lot to like about solid companies with years of increasing dividends.
It's not surprising that some shares are overbought right now, but a few still have long-term potential.
Among the 30 stocks, these have boosted their dividends in each of the past 30 years.
Yahoo is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Burger King is downgraded to 'underperform.'
The price-weighted blue-chip index could climb there with the help of just a few components.
IBM, Caterpillar and 3M contribute the most to the Dow's 118% gain since the March 2009 market bottom. Only one Dow stock is lower since then: Hewlett-Packard.
The stock buybacks couldn't help stabilize that brutal close Monday. Now it feels as if we are back to the same old grind.
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