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 90.0 points (-0.5%) at 16,391 as of Thursday, Jan 16, 2014, 10:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 73.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 356.2 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,403 issues advancing vs. 1,434 declining with 200 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $2.68 decline (-1.5%) bringing the stock to $176.07. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 20.28 points or roughly accounting for 22.5% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group currently sits at 1.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.7 million shares. Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $80.04 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 0.8% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.3%. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services, as well as financial services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.