Alcoa and 2 Stocks Up Over 4% as DJIA Blasts Off

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA) is up today by 2.80% and stands at 11,546. The large stocks below are among the positive performers today.

Alcoa (NYSE:AA): Alcoa jumped up at the beginning of the session as the market-wide rally lifts all boats. Alcoa is still trading at one of its lowest levels in the past year. AA shares recently traded at $9.44, up $0.49, or 5.47%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $8.45 to $18.47. Volume today was 12,452,358 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 34,207,400 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 9.91, while trailing earnings are $0.95 per share.

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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) The company has been experiencing increased heavy equipment orders, as improving conditions in North America and Asia are offsetting losses in Europe and the Middle East. The stock jumped at the beginning of the session, and has been essentially flat since. CAT shares recently traded at $91.32, up $4.6, or 5.3%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $67.54 to $116.55. Volume today was 3,380,507 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 10,403,200 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 13.96, while trailing earnings are $6.54 per share.

Boeing (NYSE:BA): Boeing has 700 airplane orders pending with 9 different customers. Three deals that have been announced publicly accounting for 336 of those planes. The stock jumped at the start of trading. BA shares recently traded at $65.43, up $2.65, or 4.22%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $56.01 to $80.65. Volume today was 1,969,516 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 5,814,840 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 12.95, while trailing earnings are $5.05 per share.

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