Dow Today: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Leads The Day Higher, Coca-Cola (KO) Lags

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 13.0 points at 15,471 as of Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013, 9:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 27.7 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 607.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,335 issues advancing vs. 1,136 declining with 188 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), which is sporting a 93-cent gain (+1%) bringing the stock to $91.33. Volume for Johnson & Johnson currently sits at 1.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 9.9 million shares.

Johnson & Johnson has a market cap of $252.77 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 28.4% year to date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.9%.

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the research and development, manufacture, and sale of various products in the health care field worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices and Diagnostics.

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

Holding back the Dow today is Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $1.02 decline (-2.5%) bringing the stock to $39.99. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 7.72 points or roughly accounting for 59.4% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Coca-Cola currently sits at 3.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 13.8 million shares.

Coca-Cola has a market cap of $182.74 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 13.1% year to date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.7%.

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.

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, reasonable valuation levels, 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.

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