Dow Today: JPMorgan Chase (JPM) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 90 points (+0.5%) at 16,491 as of Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 12:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 176.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 396.2 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,744 issues advancing vs. 1,239 declining with 163 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), which is sporting a 73-cent gain (+1.4%) bringing the stock to $54.07. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 5.52 points or roughly accounting for 6.1% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for JPMorgan Chase currently sits at 10.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 19 million shares.

JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $205.21 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 8.8% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3%.

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, attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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