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The Weeks Stock Market Winners: Eli Lilly, Goodyear, General Mills, and More

Douglas A. McIntyre

The number of stocks that made substantial gains for the week was limited. The great exception to that rule was Petrohawk Energy Corporation Co (NYSE: HK) which jumped 62.5% on Friday after a buyout bid from BHP Billiton Ltd (NYSE: BHP). Another stock that jumped on the last day of the week was Clorox Corp (NYSE: CLX) which received a takeover offer from Carl Icahn.

Two food companies showed modest gains: General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) and YUM! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM). And, two retailer moved higher, but with little conviction: Kohl’s Corp (NYSE: KSS) and Safeway Inc (NYSE: SWI)

S&P 500 WEEK TOP 10

(08 JUL – 14 JUL)

Ticker Weekly Price Change (%) Close Price 14Jul11 Close Price 8Jul11 Market Cap ($Mil)
Newmont Mining Corp NEM

3.6

56.75

54.76

27993.0

Eli Lilly and Co LLY

1.9

38.41

37.71

44466.0

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co GT

1.6

17.50

17.23

4272.5

General Mills Inc. GIS

1.5

37.36

36.81

23850.8

Kohl’s Corp KSS

1.4

55.97

55.18

15732.6

Safeway Inc SWY

1.4

23.79

23.46

8424.0

YUM! Brands Inc. YUM

1.4

56.37

55.61

26244.0

CONSOL Energy Inc. CNX

1.3

50.89

50.25

11533.6

Scripps Networks Interactive Inc SNI

0.7

47.70

47.39

6380.1

First Horizon National Corp FHN

0.6

9.48

9.42

2496.4

Source: Capital IQ