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Dow Today: Procter & Gamble (PG) Leads The Day Higher, Boeing (BA) Lags

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) closed down 42.0 points (-0.3%) at 14,932. During the day, 466.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 622.2 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,184 issues advancing vs. 1,853 declining with 79 unchanged.

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The Dow component that led the way higher today was Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), which sported a 42-cent gain (+0.5%) bringing the stock to $78.44. Volume for Procter & Gamble ended the day at 9.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 10 million shares.

Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $211.01 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 13.4% year to date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.1%.

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of a range of branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates in five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

Holding the Dow back today was Boeing (NYSE:BA), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $1.77 decline (-1.7%) bringing the stock to $101.47. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 13.4 points or roughly accounting for 31.9% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Boeing ended the day at 3.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of five million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $77.72 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 37% year to date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.9%.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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