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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) closed up 23 points (+0.1%) at 17,619. During the day, 384.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 341.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,905 issues advancing vs. 1,234 declining with 112 unchanged.

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The Dow component that led the way higher today was

Goldman Sachs Group

(NYSE:

GS

), which sported a $1.14 gain (+0.6%) bringing the stock to $208.79. This single gain lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 8.63 points or roughly accounting for 37.5% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group ended the day at 4.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.5 million shares.

Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $92.09 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 10% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.2%.

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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. 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

United Technologies

(NYSE:

UTX

), which lagged the broader Dow index with a 60-cent decline (-0.5%) bringing the stock to $110.93. Volume for United Technologies ended the day at 5.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.2 million shares.

United Technologies has a market cap of $101.06 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 3% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.3%.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Technologies as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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