Markets were down across the board today, as all three major indexes saw broad declines, ranging from 0.25% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average to 0.75% for the Nasdaq. Concerns over earnings season is heightening, as Warren Buffett came out and tempered his enthusiasm toward the U.S. economy. However, three stocks managed to surge past the market’s malaise and record the Dow’s largest gains. Watch and discover which components were today’s big winners, and if those gains will continue.

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