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 13.0 points at 15,602 as of Monday, Nov 4, 2013, 11:30 a.m. ET. During this time, 108.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 368.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,749 issues advancing vs. 1,115 declining with 143 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM), which is sporting a $1.01 gain (+1.1%) bringing the stock to $90.83. Volume for Exxon Mobil Corporation currently sits at 5.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 12.1 million shares. Exxon Mobil Corporation has a market cap of $394.47 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 3.8% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.8%. Exxon Mobil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, and manufacture of petroleum products. The company also transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. It has approximately 37,228 gross and 31,264 net operated wells. TheStreet Ratings rates Exxon Mobil Corporation as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its revenue growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.