Dow up for 2009, but hits plateau in June

The Dow finally did it. After four days of trying to break through its 2009 high of 8,776, the DJIA rose 28 points, or 0.32 percent, to finish at 8,799. It's now up 0.26 percent this year. But after three straight months of gains after hitting a 12-year low in early March, stocks seem to have plateaued this month.

Among the stocks leading the Dow higher today was Bank of America (BAC), which rose 5.8 percent after Stifel Nicolaus analysts said the company could repay its $25 billion investment under the Treasury Department's bank rescue package by early next year. Alcoa (AA) fell the most of any of the average's 30 component stocks.

For more on stocks making moves today, be sure to check out BloggingStocks' market wrap-up.
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