Best and worst Dow stocks for Q1
An industrial giant comes in at the bottom of the list with a -8% loss, and a surprise stock is flying high with a +35% gain from Jan. 1 to April 1
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%, the S&P 500 up 4.9% and NASDAQ up 5.7%.
But it’s worth noting that the year got off to a rocky start, all those gains -- and more -- coming from March alone, when those three indexes were up 5.15%, 5.88% and 7.14% respectively.
It’s been a bumpy ride these last three months even if the overall market has come out on top. Some stocks have been left behind – and others have defied the market’s volatility with a clear upwards trajectory in the first quarter of 2010. For those of you keeping score, here are the top 5 and the worst 5 Dow performers from January 1 to April 1:
Worst Dow stocks (1/1/10 to 4/1/10)
Best Dow stocks (1/1/10 to 4/1/10)
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