The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI ) has had a great year so far in 2013, returning 19.1% to investors. What's a little surprising are the companies that have led the way for the Dow.
Boeing (NYSE: BA ) leads by a mile with a 61% jump, even though its flagship 787 Dreamliner was grounded earlier this year. United Technologies (NYSE: UTX ) has shrugged off lower military spending to gain 36.5%, and United Health (NYSE: UNH ) has jumped 35% as investors become less worried about the impact of Obamacare on earnings, even seeing it as a strength in some cases. In the video below, Fool contributor Travis Hoium discusses how these stocks have outpaced the Dow as a whole.
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