BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks gained Wednesday as the health care reform bill was signed into law. These stocks hit highs.

3. Chemical maker DuPont ( DD) rose 1.4% to $38.31, touching a high of $38.36.

Quarter: DuPont swung to a fourth-quarter profit of $441 million, or 48 cents a share, from a loss of $629 million, or 70 cents, a year earlier. Revenue grew 9.9% to $6.7 billion. DuPont's balance sheet holds $6.1 billion of cash and $11 billion of debt.

Stock: DuPont has advanced 72% during the past year, outperforming U.S. indices. The stock trades at a PEG ratio, a measure of value relative to expected long-term growth, of 0.9. A PEG ratio below 1 signifies a bargain. The shares offer a 4.3% dividend yield.

Consensus: Of analysts covering DuPont, five advise purchasing its shares, 12 recommend holding and one suggests selling them. Buckingham Research projects the shares will rise 26% to $48. JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) is also bullish on the stock.

2. Foodmaker Kraft ( KFT) jumped 3.4% to $30.75, hitting a high of $30.80.

Quarter: Fourth-quarter profit quadrupled to $710 million, or 48 cents, as revenue ascended 3.2% to $11 billion. Kraft's operating margin rose from 10% to 15%. Kraft holds $2.1 billion of cash, translating to a quick ratio of 0.6, and $19 billion of debt.

Stock: Kraft has returned 33% during the past year, less than major benchmarks. The stock sells for a price-to-book ratio of 1.7 and a price-to-cash-flow ratio of 8.6, 54% and 45% discounts to industry averages. It offers a 3.8% dividend yield.

Consensus: Of researchers following Kraft, 13, or 54%, rate its stock "buy", nine rate it "hold" and two rank it "sell." Sanford Bernstein expects the stock to gain 21% to $37. Kraft's $18 billion acquisition of Cadbury should boost long-term growth.

1. Conglomerate General Electric ( GE) increased 1.4% to $18.33, hitting $18.45 earlier.

Quarter: Fourth-quarter profit tumbled 19% to $3 billion, or 28 cents, as revenue fell 11% to $41 billion. The operating margin narrowed from 23% to 17%. GE holds $78 billion of cash and $511 billion of debt, translating to a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.3.

Stock: General Electric has soared 76% during the past year, outpacing U.S. indices. The stock trades at a price-to-projected-earnings ratio of 15 and a price-to-book ratio of 1.6, 16% and 24% discounts to peer-group averages. It offers a 2.2% dividend yield.

Consensus: Of firms evaluating General Electric, nine suggest purchasing its shares and nine counsel holding them. Barclays ( BCS) and JPMorgan expect the stock to hit $22, implying a potential 21% return. Management plans to raise the dividend in 2011.

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