Dow Today: Coca-Cola (KO) Higher

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 up 202 points (+1.2%) at 16,370 as of Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014, 1:35 p.m. ET. During this time, 207.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 402.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,562 issues advancing vs. 441 declining with 135 unchanged.
  • EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys Stocks Under $10 that he thinks could potentially double. See what he's trading today with a 14-day FREE pass.

The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), which is sporting a 20-cent gain (+0.5%) bringing the stock to $38.32. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 1.51 points or roughly accounting for 0.7% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Coca-Cola currently sits at 9.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 16 million shares.

Coca-Cola has a market cap of $168.31 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 7.7% year to date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.2%.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.

If you liked this article you might like

How to Make Your Life Successful Just Like Billionaire Warren Buffett

Crazy Weak U.S. Dollar Will Make These 10 Companies Huge Winners

How to Eat Lunch With Billionaire Warren Buffett

How to Invest Like Billionaire Warren Buffett

How to Make a Deal Like Billionaire Investor Warren Buffett