These 2 Dow 30 Stocks Leading the Rally

The Dow is up 0.27 percent Thursday and currently stands at 12,869.

Chevron (NYSE:CVX), along with Royal Dutch Shell are to be chosen by Ukraine ahead of ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), Eni (NYSE:E) and TNK-BP (NYSE:BP) for the exploration of two large fields for unconventional natural gas resources in a deal that could lead to some of the biggest shale gas extraction projects in central and eastern Europe, say inside sources for The Financial Times.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s (NYSE:WMT) chief of its international businesses Doug McMillon, says that the company is concentrating upon reinforcing its existing operations in Africa, but not a move into new markets there now, according to Reuters.

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