The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEX: ^DJI) finished down 0.09% today; however, some stocks did much better than the Dow as a whole.



Ending Value

Dow Jones Industrial Average -11.66 [(0.09%)] 12,708
S&P 500 0.62 [+0.05%] 1,316

 Today's Top 3

  1. Today’s leader was Bank of America (NYSE: BAC),which finished up 2.55% [$0.18] to end the day at $7.25. Bank of America and the other largest mortgage lenders have proposed a $25 billion settlement with states over the foreclosure scandal.
  2. Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) was second behind Bank of America today, finishing up 1.96% [$0.55] to end the day at $28.68. The tech giant is up with the rest of the tech sector following the positive earnings from industry stalwarts last week.
  3. Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) took third for the day, up 1.25% [$0.33] to end the day at $26.71. Like with Hewlett-Packard, the stock is up with the rest of the tech sector. Intel was one of the stalwarts that reported earnings last week, exceeding expectations on both earnings per share and revenue.

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