In early trading on Wednesday, shares of Merck & Co. ( MRK ) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 1.6%. Year to date, Merck & Co. has lost about 5.4% of its value.
And the worst performing Dow component thus far on the day is Exxon Mobil ( XOM ), trading down 0.4%. Exxon Mobil is lower by about 14.4% looking at the year to date performance.
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