Dow Today: Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Higher

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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.

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