Dow Today: Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 91 points (+0.6%) at 15,719 as of Friday, Feb 7, 2014, 11:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 151.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 378 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,156 issues advancing vs. 753 declining with 162 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 69-cent decline (-0.4%) bringing the stock to $161.06. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group currently sits at 1.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of three million shares.

Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $72.71 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 8.8% year to date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.4%.

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.

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.

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