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Dow Jones Industrial Average
) is trading up 89 points (+0.6%) at 15,362 as of Thursday, Sep 26, 2013, 9:50 a.m. ET. During this time, 32.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 364.4 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,970 issues advancing vs. 769 declining with 145 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be
), which is sporting a 93-cent gain (+1.4%) bringing the stock to $69.85. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 7.04 points or roughly accounting for 7.9% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Nike currently sits at 379,421 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.6 million shares.
Nike has a market cap of $49.46 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 34.6% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.2%.
NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories, as well as in the provision of services to men, women, and kids worldwide.
TheStreet Ratings rates Nike 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 growth in earnings per share. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.
- You can view the full Nike Ratings Report.
Holding back the Dow today is
), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 14-cent decline (-0.6%) bringing the stock to $23.56. Volume for Intel currently sits at 2.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 36.6 million shares.
Intel has a market cap of $118.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 15% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.8%.
Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments.
TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.
- You can view the full Intel Ratings Report.