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 156.0 points (-1%) at 16,217 as of Thursday, Jan 23, 2014, 9:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 24.7 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 357.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 811 issues advancing vs. 1,960 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 $3.51 decline (-2%) bringing the stock to $170.17. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 26.56 points or roughly accounting for 17% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group currently sits at 255,236 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.8 million shares.
Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $78.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 2% 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 11.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock performance, considering both the consistency and magnitude of the price movement over time. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.