Dow Today: Boeing (BA) Leads The Day Higher, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) closed up 139 points (+0.9%) at 15,254. During the day, 723.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 590.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,383 issues advancing vs. 1,678 declining with 75 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was Boeing (NYSE: BA), which sported a $1.72 gain (+1.7%) bringing the stock to $100.74. This single gain lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 13.02 points or roughly accounting for 9.4% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Boeing ended the day at 6.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.1 million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $76.28 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 31.4% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.9%.

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 18.9, above 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 solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Holding the Dow back today was JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), which lagged the broader Dow index with a 10-cent decline (-0.2%) bringing the stock to $54.49. Volume for JPMorgan Chase ended the day at 27.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 24 million shares.

JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $210.23 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 24.2% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.7%.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates JPMorgan Chase as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

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