These 3 Dow Stocks Exploded This Week

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEX: ^DJI) was up the last three days this week and finished up 2.4%.

IndexChangeEnding value
Dow Jones Industrial Average+298.42 [+2.4%]12,720.48

This week's top 3
This week's leader was Bank of America (NYS: BAC) , which finished up 6.96% [$0.46] to end the week at $7.07. The company reported positive earnings Thursday morning, after which its stock rose as high as $7.29 before it gave away its gains as the day progressed. While the earnings weren't stupendous, they were enough to make Bank of America profitable over the past year.

Hewlett-Packard (NYS: HPQ) was second behind Bank of America this week, finishing up 6.19% [$1.64] to end the week at $28.13. The stock is up along with the positive earnings announcements from IBM, Microsoft, and Intel. After a dismal 2011, the company is now up 9% so far in 2012.

IBM (NYS: IBM) took third for the week, up 5.21% [$1.49] to end the day at $105.75. The company reported earnings that beat analyst expectations.

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