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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) closed down 31.0 points (-0.2%) at 16,974. During the day, 310.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 323.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,337 issues advancing vs. 1,766 declining with 127 unchanged.

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The Dow component that led the way higher today was

Johnson & Johnson

(NYSE:

JNJ

), which sported a 77-cent gain (+0.7%) bringing the stock to $105.56. Volume for Johnson & Johnson ended the day at 7.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.3 million shares.

Johnson & Johnson has a market cap of $293.51 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 14.4% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.7%.

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the research and development, manufacture, and sale of various products in the health care field worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices and Diagnostics.

TheStreet Ratings rates Johnson & Johnson as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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

Visa

(NYSE:

V

), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $2.05 decline (-0.9%) bringing the stock to $214.66. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 15.52 points or roughly accounting for 50.1% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Visa ended the day at 3.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.5 million shares.

Visa has a market cap of $105.59 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 2.7% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 0.8%.

Visa Inc., a payments technology company, operates as a retail electronic payments network worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities.

TheStreet Ratings rates Visa as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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