Slideshow 5 Best-Performing Dow Stocks in February

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  • February 29 2012, 7:20pm EST
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5 Best-Performing Dow Stocks in February<br><br>

Optimistic investors took advantage of the extra day in February this Leap Year, pushing the Dow above 13,000 points – albeit briefly – for the first time since May 2008 and moving the closely watched index up 319.16 points, or 2.53%, for the month.


Those gains came on the heels of a robust January during which the Dow rallied up 3.4%, the best January percentage gain since 1997.


For some companies, there was a lot to love about February.


Here’s an interactive slide show highlighting the 5 best-performing Dow component stocks for February 2012.


Source: Dow Jones Indexes

1. Bank of America (NYSE: BAC)<br><br>

Closing price on Jan. 31: $7.13


Closing price on Feb. 29: $7.97


Percentage gain: +11.8%


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2. Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS)<br><br>

Closing price on Jan. 31: $38.90


Closing price on Feb. 29: $41.99


Percentage gain: +8%



3. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)<br><br>

Closing price on Jan. 31: $29.53


Closing price on Feb. 29: $31.74


Percentage gain: +7.5%



4. Proctor & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG)<br><br>

Closing price on Jan. 31: $63.04


Closing price on Feb. 29: $67.62


Percentage gain: +7.3%


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5. Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD)<br><br>

Closing price on Jan. 31: $44.39


Closing price on Feb. 29: $47.57


Percentage gain: +7.2%