The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 17.0 points (-0.1%) at 13,177 as of Thursday, Mar 15, 2012, 9:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 44.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 818.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 956 issues advancing vs. 1,703 declining with 162 unchanged. The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC), which is sporting a seven-cent gain (+0.8%) bringing the stock to $8.91. Volume for Bank of America Corporation currently sits at 27.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 271.9 million shares. Bank of America Corporation has a market cap of $73.89 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 59% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 0.5%. Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various banking and financial products and services to individual consumers, small-and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, corporations, and governments in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.5, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 729 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of America Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.
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