These were some of the biggest dividend stock performers on the upside and the downside in today’s market action.
NYSE Euronext (NYX) – up 34%
CBS Corporation (CBS) – up 3%
Wellpoint, Inc. (WLP) – up 3%
PPG Industries (PPG) – up 2%
Starwood Hotels (HOT) – up 2%
Carnival Corp (CCL) – down 5%
Merck (MRK) – down 3%
Discover Financial Services (DFS) – down 3%
Staples (SPLS) – down 3%
Darden Restaurants (DRI) – down 3%
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