user warning: Table './fnndrupaldev/term_node' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: SELECT t.* FROM term_node r INNER JOIN term_data t ON r.tid = t.tid INNER JOIN vocabulary v ON t.vid = v.vid WHERE r.vid = 431837 ORDER BY v.weight, t.weight, t.name in /var/www/www.fnno.com/htdocs/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.module on line 617.

Top 5 Performing Stocks in the S&P 500 (VLO, DHI, HES, JCP, BTU)

Published on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:17
By Adrienne Chilton

Below are the top five performing stocks in the S&P 500 INDEX,RTH. These companies should be watched for additional outperformance to the upside.

Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) lead the charge up 10.85% today, well above the S&P 500's return of 0.41% thus far. Just behind are shares of DR Horton (NYSE:DHI), which is up 9.53%.

Rounding out the list of outperformers are shares of Hess (NYSE:HES) and JC Penney (NYSE:JCP), which are up 8.66% and 8.64%, respectively. Finally we have Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) up a respectable 5.45% on the day.

Valero Energy Corporation is an independent petroleum refining and marketing company that owns and operates refineries in the United States, Canada, and Aruba. The Company produces conventional gasolines, distillates, jet fuel, asphalt, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products as well as diesel fuel, low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel, and oxygenates.

Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) is currently priced 1.2% above its average consensus analyst price target of $41.53. The stock should find initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $33.65 and further support at its 200-day MA of $28.42.

By Adrienne Chilton
achilton@fnno.com

Latest News from FNNO

Vale: New 52-Week Low Set Today (VALE)...

Shares of Vale (NASDAQ:VALE) traded at a new 52-week low today of $11.98. This new low ...

Shares of United Therapeutics Rise to a ...

United Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UTHR) traded today at a new 52-week high of $131.97. Appro ...

Shares of UQM Technologies Fall to a New...

UQM Technologies (AMEX:UQM) traded at a new 52-week low today of $1.18. This new low w ...

United Bankshares: 52-Week High Recently...

United Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSI) traded at a new 52-week high today of $33.60. So far t ...

Trimas: The Losing Streak Continues (TRS...

Trimas (NYSE:TRS) traded at a new 52-week low today of $29.71. This new low was reache ...

TransCanada Looks to Continue to Trade A...

TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) traded today at a new 52-week high of $58.40. So far today appr ...

Recent 52-Week High Exceeded in Shares o...

Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN) traded at a new 52-week high today of $50.77. This new h ...

Talisman Energy: New 52-Week Low Set Tod...

Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM) traded at a new 52-week low today of $9.21. Approximately 5 ...