Bank of America, Alcoa, United Technologies: Dow Midday Movers

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.

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