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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading up 93 points (+0.5%) at 18,209 as of Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 178.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 369.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,738 issues advancing vs. 1,264 declining with 157 unchanged.

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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be

Coca-Cola

(NYSE:

KO

), which is sporting a 15-cent gain (+0.4%) bringing the stock to $42. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 1.14 points or roughly accounting for 1.2% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Coca-Cola currently sits at 8.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 14.6 million shares.

Coca-Cola has a market cap of $183.83 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 0.9% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.1%.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes coke, diet coke, and other soft drinks worldwide. The company primarily offers nonalcoholic beverages, including sparkling beverages and still beverages.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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