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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) closed down 55.0 points (-0.3%) at 17,690. During the day, 342.7 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 331.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,938 issues advancing vs. 1,140 declining with 130 unchanged.

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The Dow component that led the way higher today was

Boeing

(NYSE:

BA

), which sported a $1.16 gain (+0.8%) bringing the stock to $144.17. Volume for Boeing ended the day at 2.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.4 million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $97.94 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 10% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.5%.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Holding the Dow back today was

Goldman Sachs Group

(NYSE:

GS

), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $2.13 decline (-1%) bringing the stock to $205.07. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 16.12 points or roughly accounting for 29.3% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group ended the day at 1.6 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.5 million shares.

Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $89.36 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 6.9% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.3%.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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