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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading down 47.0 points (-0.3%) at 17,698 as of Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 15.8 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 sits at 1,754 issues advancing vs. 965 declining with 229 unchanged.

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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be

Coca-Cola

(NYSE:

KO

), which is sporting a 30-cent gain (+0.7%) bringing the stock to $40.86. Volume for Coca-Cola currently sits at 502,339 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 12.3 million shares.

Coca-Cola has a market cap of $176.92 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.3%.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers 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 increase in net income, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Holding back the Dow today is

Exxon Mobil Corporation

(NYSE:

XOM

), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $2.79 decline (-3.4%) bringing the stock to $80.22. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 21.12 points or roughly accounting for 44.9% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Exxon Mobil Corporation currently sits at 1.8 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 10.8 million shares.

Exxon Mobil Corporation has a market cap of $348.31 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 10.2% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.5%.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania.

TheStreet Ratings rates Exxon Mobil Corporation as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

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