HPQ, CVX, AA: Dow Midday Movers - TheStreet

NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) - U.S. stocks were mixed midday Wednesday as

Federal Reserve

Chairman Ben Bernanke gave some

bearish comments

about Europe.

The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

fell 32.66 points to 13,137.53. Leading the Dow lower were

Hewlett-Packard

(HPQ) - Get Report

,

Chevron

(CVX) - Get Report

and

Alcoa

(AA) - Get Report

.

Shares of HP declined 1.96% to $23.51. The technology company is

merging

its PC and printer divisions in a cost-cutting move.

TheStreet Ratings

gives HP a

C+ grade

and a hold rating.

Chevron shares fell 1.28% to $107.68. The energy company was "careless" and used more pressure than necessary when it was drilling in Brazil, which subsequently caused a spill, said Rio de Janeiro State Environment Secretary Carlos Minc,

Bloomberg

reported.

Chevron gets an A grade from

TheStreet Ratings

with a buy rating and a

$135.46

price target.

Shares of Alcoa dropped 1.25% to $10.31.

TheStreet Ratings

gives Alcoa a

C grade

and a hold rating.

The biggest gainer in the index midday Wednesday was

Home Depot

(HD) - Get Report

. Shares rose 42 cents, or 0.85%, to $49.80.

In the news Wednesday, Home Depot is trying for the third time to put a store in the San Francisco area, the

San Francisco Business Times

reported.

TheStreet Ratings

gives Home Depot an A+ grade with a buy rating and a

$59.06

price target.

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