Group stocks by similar price behavior

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Create an application which forms indices (groups of stocks) based on similar price behavior over the last two years. Your application should list the companies for each group. To catch our attention, you can take it a step further and present the indices in another logical, visual way.

The attached zip file has 2 years of stock price data on each company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company name is always listed in the 8th column and 2nd row. Your application should create a minimum of 2 indices.

Evaluations will be qualitative, but the best submissions will be efficient, simple, and produce highly correlated indices of stocks.

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