The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEX: ^DJI) is down 0.67% as of 12:30 p.m. EST; however, some stocks are bucking the Dow's down day.
Dow Jones Industrial Average
S&P 500 (INDEX: ^GSPC)
Today's leader is American Express (NYS: AXP) , up 0.22% ($0.11) to $50.09. The company reported earnings above analyst expectations this week. Fool contributor Dan Caplinger thinks American Express is the value play in the card industry.
Verizon (NYS: VZ) is second behind American Express today. The company is up 0.19% ($0.07) to $37.41. Verizon didn't report great earnings this week, but Fool Dan Radovsky thinks the company's future is bright.
Johnson & Johnson (NYS: JNJ) is third, up 0.15% ($0.10) to $65.80. The company also reported earnings this week above analyst expectations. Fool contributor Brian Orelli took a close look at Johnson & Johnson's earnings.
As of 12:30 p.m., these are the only Dow components up for the day.
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