Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 91.0 points (-0.6%) at 14,981 as of Monday, Oct 7, 2013, 1:30 p.m. ET. During this time, 156.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 364.4 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 720 issues advancing vs. 2,245 declining with 100 unchanged.
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Dow component Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) is unchanged at $37.20. Volume for Coca-Cola currently sits at 9.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 13.4 million shares. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $170.81 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 6.3% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.9%. 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 reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.