NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks were mixed midday Friday as the consumer price index rose more than anticipated but a consumer sentiment measure missed the mark. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1.52 points to 13,251.24. Leading the Dow lower was United Technologies ( UTX). The industrial stock fell 1.53% to $85.56. TheStreet Ratings gives United Technologies an A- grade with a buy rating and a $96.48 price target.
The biggest gainers in the index midday Friday were Bank of America ( BAC) and Alcoa ( AA). Shares of Bank of America rose 3.14% to $9.53. The stock has been heading toward the $10 mark following its passage of the Federal Reserve's stress test on Tuesday. TheStreet Ratings gives Bank of America a C- grade and a hold rating. Alcoa shares rose 1.84% to $10.54. The aluminum stock gets a C grade and a hold rating from TheStreet Ratings. -- Written by Alexandra Zendrian >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Alexandra Zendrian >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to Alexandra Zendrian.