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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading up 17 points (+0.1%) at 16,650 as of Thursday, May 29, 2014, 12:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 96.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 363.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,820 issues advancing vs. 1,121 declining with 182 unchanged.

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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be

Home Depot

(NYSE:

HD

), which is sporting a three-cent gain to $79.71. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 0.23 points or roughly accounting for 1.4% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Home Depot currently sits at 2.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.7 million shares.

Home Depot has a market cap of $109.02 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 3.2% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.4%.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer.

TheStreet Ratings rates Home Depot as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

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