The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) closed down 65.0 points (-0.5%) at 13,008. During the day, 498.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 685.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,233 issues advancing vs. 1,749 declining with 121 unchanged.

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The Dow component that led the way higher today was

Kraft Foods

(Nasdaq:

KFT

), which sported a 21-cent gain (+0.5%) bringing the stock to $39.71. Volume for Kraft Foods ended the day at 10.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 10.3 million shares.

Kraft Foods has a market cap of $69.88 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

food & beverage

industry. Shares are up 5.7% year to date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.9%.

Kraft Foods Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets packaged food products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.7, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kraft Foods as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

Holding the Dow back today was

Boeing

(NYSE:

BA

), which lagged the broader Dow index with a 96-cent decline (-1.3%) bringing the stock to $73.90. This single loss lowered the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 7.27 points or roughly accounting for 11.2% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Boeing ended the day at 3.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.1 million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $56.77 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

aerospace/defense

industry. Shares are up 2.1% year to date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.3%.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1, equal to the average aerospace/defense industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

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