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The Big Dow Winners Today

Matt Thalman
January 10, 2013

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEX: ^DJI) managed to move higher again today, pushing its winning streak for the second day, as it closed the day at 13,471, up 80 points, or 0.6%. Of the 30 stocks which make up the Dow, only five of them ended the day in the red. Three of the big losers this afternoon where Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT). Read about why those stocks fell today by clicking here. Or to read about three of today's biggest winners, which were Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) continue reading below.

So why were they higher?
Shares of Hewlett-Packard again managed to post not only a winning day, but became the second best-performing Dow component afte