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Dow leads the way as stocks cap 5th straight week of gains

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Stocks on the move higher, capping 5 straight weeks of gains. Is this tired bull market finally rejuvenated? Yahoo Finance's Rick Newman, S&P's Erin Gibbs, and Dan Dicker of MercBloc break down the week that was.

Winners and losers

Stocks that finished the week on a high note include Adobe, Columbia Pipeline, and Starwood Hotels - the hotel operator popping after it said a Chinese consortium had raised its bid for Starwood to $13.2 billion, which tops Marriott offer.

Stocks in the red today include Aeropostale, Chipotle, and Valeant - the pharma company ending a bad week on a down note, slipping as C-E-O Michael Pearson sends a memo to employees claiming the company will not go bankrupt.

Looking ahead

  • On Monday we'll get a gauge on the housing market with existing home sales for February.
  • On Wednesday we'll get market moving data for crude with the E-I-A's weekly oil inventory report.
  • Finally we'll get the third and final reading of fourth quarter GDP on Friday morning. The prior reading was a 1% jump in the holiday quarter.