The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Friday was Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) which traded up 3.80% at $81.32. The stock’s 52-week range is $69.58 to $120.17. Trading volume was about 20% lower than the daily average of around 11.3 million. The company had no news today but a rise in crude prices likely helped Chevron’s cause.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded up 2.17% at $75.67. The stock’s 52-week range is $66.55 to $97.20. Trading volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 15.3 million. The company had no specific news today, but a rising tide of crude pricing lifted both of the DJIA’s mega-cap energy stocks.
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) traded up 1.84% at $65.57. The stock’s 52-week range is $62.99 to $107.12. Trading volume was about equal to the daily average of around 7.4 million. Improving prices for crude could indicate an improvement in sales of Cat’s mining equipment.
3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded higher by 1.46% at $142.85. The stock’s 52-week range is $130.60 to $170.50. Trading volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 2.8 million. The company had no specific news today.
Of the Dow 30 stocks 28 are set to close higher today and 2 are on track to close lower.
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