Dow Today: General Electric (GE) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 108 points (+0.7%) at 15,726 as of Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013, 1:30 p.m. ET. During this time, 231.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 375.7 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,615 issues advancing vs. 1,317 declining with 122 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be General Electric (NYSE: GE), which is sporting a 46-cent gain (+1.7%) bringing the stock to $26.88. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 3.48 points or roughly accounting for 3.2% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for General Electric currently sits at 27.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 36.7 million shares.

Shares are up 25.9% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.9%.

General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Electric as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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