Dow Today: Chevron (CVX) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 272.0 points (-1.7%) at 15,426 as of Monday, Feb 3, 2014, 1:35 p.m. ET. During this time, 362.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 366.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 485 issues advancing vs. 2,538 declining with 120 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Chevron (NYSE: CVX), which is sporting a four-cent gain to $111.67. Volume for Chevron currently sits at 6.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.7 million shares.

Chevron has a market cap of $223.95 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 10.6% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.4%.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.

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