Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 61 points (+0.4%) at 15,363 as of Thursday, May 30, 2013, 11:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 211.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 591.2 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,777 issues advancing vs. 1,116 declining with 126 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 43-cent decline (-1%) bringing the stock to $40.97. Volume for Coca-Cola currently sits at 7.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 13.6 million shares. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $189.51 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 17.4% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.6%. The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.