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Dow Jones Industrial Average
) is trading up 116 points (+0.8%) at 14,683 as of Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013, 9:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 38.1 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 600.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,090 issues advancing vs. 448 declining with 135 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be
), which is sporting a $2.31 gain (+2.7%) bringing the stock to $86.89. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 17.48 points or roughly accounting for 15.1% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Travelers Companies currently sits at 244,974 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of two million shares.
Travelers Companies has a market cap of $31.94 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 17.8% year to date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.2%.
The Travelers Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Travelers Companies as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels 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 Travelers Companies Ratings Report.
Holding back the Dow today is
), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a three-cent decline (-0.3%) bringing the stock to $8.08. Volume for Alcoa currently sits at 461,718 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 18.5 million shares.
Alcoa has a market cap of $8.64 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 6.6% year to date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.5%.
Alcoa Inc. engages in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. The company operates in four segments: Alumina, Primary Metals, Global Rolled Products, and Engineered Products and Solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Alcoa as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 lackluster performance in the stock itself.
- You can view the full Alcoa Ratings Report.
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