The 4 Stocks That Held the DJIA Higher on Thursday
The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Thursday was Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO)) which traded up 3.23% at $28.80. The stock’s 52-week range is $22.49 to $30.31. About 53 million shares traded hands today, more than double the daily average of about 24 million. The networking giant reported solid earnings after the market closed last night..
The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) traded up 1.88% at $145.11. The stock’s 52-week range is $116.32 to $158.83. Trading volume was about equal to the daily average of around 3.2 million. The company had no specific news today.
The Travelers Companies Inc. (NYSE: TRV) traded higher by 1.35%% at $106.85. The stock’s 52-week range is $90.83 to $110.49. Trading volume was about 50% above the daily average of around 1.8 million. The company had no specific news today.
Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) traded up 1.23% at $58.97. The stock’s 52-week range is $52.49 to $63.62. Trading volume was was nearly equal to the daily average of around 9 million. The company’s stock was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform at BMO Capital Markets and the drug giant’s price target was increased from $65 to $70.
Of the Dow 30 stocks 12 are set to close higher today and 18 are on track to close lower.