Dow Today: JPMorgan Chase (JPM) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 131 points (+0.8%) at 16,157 as of Monday, Apr 14, 2014, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 131.1 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 425.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,263 issues advancing vs. 685 declining with 147 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 55-cent decline (-1%) bringing the stock to $54.75. Volume for JPMorgan Chase currently sits at 14.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 19.9 million shares.

JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $217.26 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 5.4% year-to-date as of Friday'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, solid stock price performance and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

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