Dow 30: Winners and Losers

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Merck (MRK), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Travelers (TRV) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) rallied this past week; Alcoa (AA) and Intel (INTC) pared losses.

Merck was the biggest gainer this past week, up 5.3%. According to U.K.'s Health Protection Agency researchers, Merck and Sanofi's cervical cancer vaccine is cheaper than a similar product produced by GlaxoSmithKline.

Exxon Mobil surged 4.8%. Ukraine's Naftogaz has signed a shale gas deal with ExxonMobil on exploring and developing shale gas deposits in Ukraine.

Shares of Travelers rose 3.4%. Trefis has initiated coverage on the Travelers stock with a 12-month price target of $56.

Johnson & Johnson gained 3.4%. Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Endo-Surgery intends to buy privately held SterilMed Inc., which repairs and reprocesses medical devices, The Associated Press reports.

Other movers were International Business Machines ( IBM) (+3.3%), Procter & Gamble ( PG) (+3.2%), Chevron ( CVX) (+2.9%), Verizon Communications ( VZ) (+2.6%) and AT&T ( T) (+2.4%).

Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT) and United Technologies ( UTX) closed gaining an average 2%.

This past week, 10 constituents of the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed in the red.

Alcoa was the biggest loser, down 5%.

Intel lost 3.7%.

Shares of American Express ( AXP) and Bank of America ( BAC) declined 3.3% and 3%, respectively.

Other laggards were 3M ( MMM) (-3.0%), Home Depot ( HD) (-2.5%) and EI du Pont de Nemours ( DD) (-1.2%).

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