Slideshow 5 Best-Performing Dow Stocks in Q1

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  • April 02 2012, 11:36am EDT
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5 Best-Performing Dow Stocks in Q1<br><br>

By any measure, the first quarter of 2012 was a very good one for investors. Here’s an interactive slide show featuring the 5 best-performing Dow stocks so far this year.


In the first three months of this year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved up 994.48 points, or 8.1%.


That marks the best first-quarter improvement since 1998 when it rallied up 11.3%.


Source: Dow Jones Indexes.

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

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $5.56


Closing price on March 30: $9.57


Percentage gain: +72.1%


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2. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM)<br><br>

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $33.25


Closing price on March 30: $45.98


Percentage gain: +38.3%



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

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $25.96


Closing price on March 30: $32.26


Percentage gain: +24.3%



4. American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP)<br><br>

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $47.17


Closing price on March 30: $57.86


Percentage gain: +22.7%


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

Closing price on Dec. 30, 2011: $42.04


Closing price on March 30: $50.31


Percentage gain: +19.7%