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 87 points (+0.5%) at 16,447 as of Thursday, Mar 6, 2014, 12:35 p.m. ET. During this time, 134.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 403.4 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,804 issues advancing vs. 1,134 declining with 160 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS), which is sporting a $1.47 gain (+0.9%) bringing the stock to $173.37. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 11.13 points or roughly accounting for 12.8% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group currently sits at 1.6 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.2 million shares. Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $76.39 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 4.8% 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.