Dow Today: Boeing (BA) Leads The Day Higher, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 3.0 points at 16,466 as of Monday, Jan 6, 2014, 9:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 14.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 362.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,506 issues advancing vs. 1,256 declining with 216 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Boeing (NYSE: BA), which is sporting a $2.11 gain (+1.5%) bringing the stock to $139.73. Volume for Boeing currently sits at 310,291 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.2 million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $102.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 0.8% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.1%.

The company has a P/E ratio of 24.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

Holding back the Dow today is Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 19-cent decline (-0.5%) bringing the stock to $36.72. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 1.44 points or roughly accounting for 48% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Microsoft Corporation currently sits at 1.6 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 40.5 million shares.

Microsoft Corporation has a market cap of $310.21 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 1.3% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3%.

The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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