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The Best and Worst Stocks During the Dow’s Recovery
As the Dow soars to a record high, here is a look at the best and worst stocks since the bear-market low four years ago.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high of 14286.37 on Tuesday. Here are the best- and worst-performing stocks, based on Dow points, in the index since the bear market low on March 9, 2009, when the Dow closed at 6547.05.

The Dow has changed its lineup since March 2009, removing Citigroup, General Motors and Kraft, while adding Travelers, Cisco and UnitedHealth. The following stocks reflect the blue-chip barometer's current lineup.

Data source: FOX Business Network

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IBM_HQ

International Business Machines (IBM)

IBM, the top stock during the Dow’s recovery, is responsible for a gain of 947.12 points in the Dow. The stock is up $123.33, or 147.74%.

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Caterpillar, Caterpillar machines, CAT, construction equipment, construction

Caterpillar (CAT)

Caterpillar has regained $66.69, up 278.8% over the last four years. CAT has pushed the Dow higher by 512.15 points.

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3M Headquarters

3M (MMM)

3M is responsible for 480.89 points in the Dow’s recovery. The stock is up $62.62, or 148.85%.

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Chevron, Chevron Oil

Chevron (CVX)

Chevron, which is up $59.70, or 102.43%, has driven the index up 458.43 points.

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American Express, AMX, credit card, amex

American Express (AXP)

American Express has accounted for 411.01 Dow points, jumping $53.52, or 503.01%, since March 2009.

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Intel, Intel processor, intel chip

Intel (INTC)

Intel has driven the Dow higher by 68.96 points, fifth-worst among current Dow components. The stock is up $8.98, or 71.55%.

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Bank of America New York City Branch Raining

Bank of America (BAC)

While soaring 209.47%, or $7.86, Bank of America has only accounted for 60.32 Dow points.

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cisco, Cisco Headquarters

Cisco Systems (CSCO)

Cisco earned 57.83 Dow points to its name, rising $7.53, or 55.29%, over the last four years.

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Alcoa, Alcoa Business Services Center

Alcoa (AA)

Alcoa gave the Dow 23.19 points and is up $3.02, or 56.03%.

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HP, HP logo, Hewlett-Packard

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ)

H-P is the worst performer and the only stock in the Dow 30 that has weighed the index down since March 2009, accounting for a loss of 38.78 Dow points. The tech stock is down $5.05, or 19.78%.

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The Best and Worst Stocks During the Dow’s Recovery

As the Dow soars to a record high, here is a look at the best and worst stocks since the bear-market low four years ago.

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