Dow Today: Chevron (CVX) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 86.0 points (-0.6%) at 14,874 as of Thursday, Jun 6, 2013, 12:35 p.m. ET. During this time, 298.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 599.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,317 issues advancing vs. 1,603 declining with 125 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Chevron (NYSE: CVX), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $2.35 decline (-1.9%) bringing the stock to $119.22. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 17.79 points or roughly accounting for 20.7% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Chevron currently sits at 4.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.4 million shares.

Chevron has a market cap of $238.36 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 12.4% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.2%.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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