Stocks
Energy Remains the Market's Big Winner

(MONEY Magazine) – The market kicked off 2006 with a bang when the Dow topped 11,000 for the first time in 4½ years. But that early exuberance disappeared on news of less than rosy earnings at high-profile blue-chip companies, among them Intel, whose shares fell 13.2% for the month. All 2006 Dow gains were erased by Jan. 20, when the index suffered its biggest one-day point decline in nearly three years. Energy's ride isn't over: The sector gained 8.9% as oil reached $68 a barrel.

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P/E 19.1 DIVIDEND YIELD 1.83% Up from previous month

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NOTES AND SOURCES: Unless otherwise noted, data as of Jan. 19 from Lipper, New York; 877-955-4773. Index levels from Bloomberg. Bond index data from Lehman Brothers. Stock data from Thomson/Baseline. Monthly S&P 500 ratios from Standard & Poor's. Ratios are based on previous four quarters of earnings. Top-Performing Stocks are limited to companies with market capitalization of at least $500 million. Most Widely Held Stocks are ranked by largest accounts at Merrill Lynch. [1] Annualized. [2] Price change only.

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