Dow Today: JPMorgan Chase (JPM) Leads The Day Higher, Visa (V) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) closed down 114.0 points (-0.7%) at 16,222. During the day, 369.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 393.2 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 760 issues advancing vs. 2,302 declining with 112 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), which sported a 24-cent gain (+0.4%) bringing the stock to $58.30. Volume for JPMorgan Chase ended the day at 17.8 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 18 million shares.

JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $218.05 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 0.7% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.6%.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management.

TheStreet Ratings rates JPMorgan Chase as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Holding the Dow back today was Visa (NYSE: V), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $2.59 decline (-1.1%) bringing the stock to $223.82. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 19.6 points or roughly accounting for 17.2% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Visa ended the day at two million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of three million shares.

Visa has a market cap of $112.85 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 1.7% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 0.7%.

Visa Inc., a payments technology company, operates as a retail electronic payments network worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities.

TheStreet Ratings rates Visa 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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

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