Goodbye March, goodbye 1st quarter 2012. It was a good one. One I hope we repeat now.
The Dow closed up +66.22 (+0.50%) at 13,212.04. The S&P 500 was up but Nasdaq and Russell 2000 were both down.
The market wavered in the morning as shares of Apple weighed on the Nasdaq. Apple closed down -1.69% to close at $599.55.
Apple (AAPL) has had an big impact on the market this quarter. The stock has driven roughly 15% of the S&P 500′s performance so far this year.
The Dow had 3 losing stocks today which were not down very much, all less than -.17%. Losers were INTC, AA and AXP.
Winners, 27 of them, were led by DIS (+1.79%), HPQ, MRK, PFE, and TRV.
The Dow Dogs had one loser, INTC.
The Small Dogs had one loser (INTC).
The Early gainers list had one loser (AA).
The Foolish Four had no losers.
The top 5 Dow Yielders (on 1/1/12) had no losers today.
Stay tuned for my end of quarter update on the Dow stocks and the lists (Dow Dogs, Small Dogs, Top 5 Yielders, Foolish Four and Early Gainers).
Now get out there and buy some Mega Millions lotto tickets!