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Dow Jones Industrial Average
) closed down 43.0 points (-0.3%) at 14,676. During the day, 676.3 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 598.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,970 issues advancing vs. 1,016 declining with 146 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was
), which sported a $1.26 gain (+1.3%) bringing the stock to $101.02. Volume for McDonald's Corporation ended the day at 4.6 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.9 million shares.
McDonald's Corporation has a market cap of $99.6 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 13.1% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.1%.
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. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates McDonald's Corporation as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.
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Holding the Dow back today was
), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $1.06 decline (-1.3%) bringing the stock to $78.03. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 8.02 points or roughly accounting for 18.7% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Wal-Mart Stores ended the day at eight million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 8.7 million shares.
Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $256.71 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 15.9% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.4%.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Wal-Mart Stores as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
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