The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been flirting with 18,000 this week, despite the turbulent start to 2016. But how did the benchmark index get to this high that seemed impossible just three months ago?

The secret, according to TheStreet's Jim Cramer, is "a singularly odd group of stocks that have one thing in common: They are the least-expected winners imaginable."

Cramer highlighted stocks in the Dow that have had significant runs so far in 2016 in a Real Moneypost earlier this week.

TheStreet paired Cramer's comments on seven of these unlikely Dow winners with technical analysis from Bruce Kamich, our in-house chartist, to see if these stocks really are winners from both a fundamental and technical view. Check out how each expert's perspective stacks up.

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