Dow Today: Nike (NKE) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 104 points (+0.6%) at 16,687 as of Monday, May 12, 2014, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 142.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 393.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,399 issues advancing vs. 608 declining with 135 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Nike (NYSE: NKE), which is sporting a $1.02 gain (+1.4%) bringing the stock to $74.47. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 7.72 points or roughly accounting for 7.4% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Nike currently sits at 1.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.8 million shares.

Nike has a market cap of $51.18 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 6.6% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.3%.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories, as well as in the provision of services to men, women, and kids worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nike 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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