By any measure, the first quarter of 2012 was a very good one for investors. Here’s an interactive slide show featuring the 5 best-performing Dow stocks so far this year.

In the first three months of this year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved up 994.48 points, or 8.1%.

That marks the best first-quarter improvement since 1998 when it rallied up 11.3%.

Source: Dow Jones Indexes.