Dow Today: E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company (DD) Leads The Day Higher, Boeing (BA) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 111.0 points (-0.7%) at 15,817 as of Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014, 9:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 35.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 363.7 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 507 issues advancing vs. 2,267 declining with 185 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (NYSE: DD), which is sporting a 43-cent gain (+0.7%) bringing the stock to $60. Volume for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company currently sits at 261,553 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of four million shares.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $55.79 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 8.3% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3%.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company operates as a science and technology based company worldwide. Its Agriculture segment provides corn hybrid, soybean, canola, sunflower, sorghum, inoculants, wheat, and rice seed products under the Pioneer brand; and herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Holding back the Dow today is Boeing (NYSE: BA), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $8.23 decline (-6%) bringing the stock to $128.86. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 62.29 points or roughly accounting for 56.1% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Boeing currently sits at 2.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.1 million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $103.22 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 0.4% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.1%.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

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