The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA) is up today by 0.51% and stands at 12,082. The stocks below are some of today’s top performers.
Boeing (NYSE:BA): Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) has placed a nearly $19B order with Boeing to purchase 150 of its 737 MAX aircraft and 58 737s. This brings the airline’s total orders with Boeing to 350 for 2012 through 2022. The carrier is also the first customer to commit to an order for Boeing’s fuel-efficient 737s. BA shares recently traded at $71.77, up $0.87, or 1.23%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $56.01 to $80.65. Volume today was 2,562,704 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 5,962,360 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 14.20, while trailing earnings are $5.05 per share.
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Pfizer (NYSE:PFE): Since the end of its patent protection on November 30, Pfizer’s Lipitor cholesterol pill has yielded nearly 15% of its market share. Yesterday the pharmaceutical manufacturer named CEO Ian Read as the new Chairman, succeeding George Lorch, who moves on to become Lead Independent Director. PFE shares recently traded at $20.87, up $0.48, or 2.35%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $16.63 to $21.45. Volume today was 25,587,616 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 46,799,900 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 14.49, while trailing earnings are $1.44 per share.
Chevron (NYSE:CVX) and Exxon (NYSE:XOM): November saw an increase in crude production from Libya, Saudi Arabia, Angola, and Nigeria, which more than makes up for the diminished supply from Algeria, Venezuela, and the United Arab Emirates. XOM shares recently traded at $81.56, up $1.51, or 1.89%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $55.94 to $88.23. Volume today was 7,960,829 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 18,934,400 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 9.85, while trailing earnings are $8.28 per share.
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