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Four Years Since Dow's Record High: Six Stocks Higher

Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 12:20 PM ET
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Sunday, October 9, 2011, marked the fourth-year anniversary of all-time closing highs for the Dow and S&P 500.

The Dow closed at 14,164.53 on October 9, 2007, while the S&P 500 closed at 1565.15 the same day. Since then, both indexes are down 20 and 24 percent, respectively.

In fact, only six out of thirty Dow components have gone up in price in the past four years, with IBM and McDonald's leading the way, up more than 50 percent.

IBM , which has been the best performing stock, traded at a record high of $185.99 as of midday Monday.



On the contrary, Bank of America is the worst performer in the Dow, with a loss of 88 percent, followed by Alcoa and General Electric (GE is a minority shareholder of NBC Universal / CNBC).

Sunday, October 9, 2011, marked the fourth-year anniversary of all-time closing highs for the Dow and S&P 500.

The Dow closed at 14,164.53 on October 9, 2007, while the S&P 500 closed at 1565.15 the same day. Since then, both indexes are down 20 and 24 percent, respectively.

In fact, only six out of thirty Dow components have gone up in price in the past four years, with IBM and McDonald's leading the way, up more than 50 percent.

IBM , which has been the best performing stock, traded at a record high of $185.99 as of midday Monday.




Data source: CNBC Analytics and Capital IQ.

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CSCO
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TRV
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GM
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HPQ
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DIS
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WMT
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PG
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MSFT
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JNJ
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UTX
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KO
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CVX
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MDLZ
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INTC
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HD
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CAT
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DD
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VZ
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PFE
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AA
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GE
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C
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