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Dow Jones Industrial Average
) closed down 140.0 points (-0.8%) at 16,361. During the day, 351 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 416.7 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,019 issues advancing vs. 2,024 declining with 138 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was
), which sported an 89-cent gain (+0.9%) bringing the stock to $100.73. Volume for McDonald's ended the day at five million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.4 million shares.
McDonald's has a market cap of $98.04 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 2.9% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.3%.
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. The company's restaurants offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menus.
TheStreet Ratings rates McDonald's as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.
- You can view the full McDonald's Ratings Report.
Holding the Dow back today was
), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $2.61 decline (-1.6%) bringing the stock to $158.24. This single loss lowered the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 19.75 points or roughly accounting for 14.1% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group ended the day at 3.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.7 million shares.
Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $72.12 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 9.3% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.3%.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide.
TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
- You can view the full Goldman Sachs Group Ratings Report.