Dow Today: Boeing (BA) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 59.0 points (-0.4%) at 13,186 as of Thursday, Dec 13, 2012, 12:35 p.m. ET. During this time, 228.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 622.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 990 issues advancing vs. 1,931 declining with 136 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Boeing (NYSE: BA), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 67-cent decline (-0.9%) bringing the stock to $74.80. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 5.07 points or roughly accounting for 8.6% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Boeing currently sits at 2.6 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.8 million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $57.17 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.3%.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, 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 sub par growth in net income.

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