The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEX: ^DJI ) declined for the fifth straight day today, losing just over a half of a percentage point. Once again, Europe was the main culprit behind the sell-off, as Greek elections over the weekend raised the prospects of political gridlock in the country.
But while the Dow had a rough day, some blue chips bucked that trend and finished in the green. Here are the Dow's top three gainers today:
Percent Change Today
|Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS )||1.10|
|Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ )||0.28|
|Merck (NYSE: MRK )||0.23|
Check out the following video for more insight on the Dow's drop and why these three Dow stocks outperformed the market today.
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