Stocks closed at record highs Friday after a considerable slowdown in a U.S. labor market recovery boosted the chances of more economic stimulus from Congress.Â The U.S. economy added 245,000 jobs in Nov., just a tad more than half economists’ estimates of 450,000.
The Dow ended the week up over 300 points, or 1.03%, toÂ 30,218.26.
Here are the best stocks in the Dow for this past week by their performance in percentage change at the close of trading on Dec. 4.
1. Walgreens WBA | Increased 11.31%
Last month, AmazonÂ (AMZN) – Get ReportÂ entered the pharmacy space which could complicate things for WalgreensÂ (WBA) – Get ReportÂ and CVS HealthÂ (CVS) – Get Report. TheStreet looked at the charts and how to trade Walgreens stock after Amazon’s announcement.
2. Intel INTC | Increased 9.56%
3. Boeing BA | Increased 7.49%
4. Apple AAPL | Increased 4.85%
Jim Cramer wants investors to keep an eye on Apple stock for a potential buying opportunity if the market starts to dip. AppleÂ (AAPL) – Get ReportÂ is up almost 3 percentage points in the last month.
5. Walt Disney DIS | Increased 4.76%
6. Johnson & Johnson JNJ | Increased 4.35%
7. Caterpillar CAT | Increased 4.07%
CaterpillarÂ (CAT) – Get ReportÂ is up over 11 percentage points in the last month. Cramer talked about the construction equipment company after its earnings at the end of Oct. and said they gave investors no comfort in the industrial recovery.
8. Cisco Systems CSCO | Increased 3.93%
9. American Express AXP | Increased 3.69%
10. UnitedHealth Group UNH | Increased 3.54%
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All stock prices and activity referenced are pulled from Barchart.com