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Dow Jones Industrial Average
) closed up 48 points (+0.3%) at 14,824. During the day, 448.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 539.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,656 issues advancing vs. 1,359 declining with 108 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was
), which sported a $1.24 gain (+1.3%) bringing the stock to $96.08. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 9.38 points or roughly accounting for 19.5% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for McDonald's Corporation ended the day at 5.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.7 million shares.
McDonald's Corporation has a market cap of $95.28 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 7.5% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.2%.
McDonald's Corporation franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. Its restaurants offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menus.
TheStreet Ratings rates McDonald's Corporation as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in stock price during the past year, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.
- You can view the full McDonald's Ratings Report.
Holding the Dow back today was
), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $1.12 decline (-1.4%) bringing the stock to $76.85. Volume for Procter & Gamble ended the day at 8.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 8.1 million shares.
Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $215.07 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 14.8% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.1%.
The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care.
TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a
. 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
- You can view the full Procter & Gamble Ratings Report.