Dow Today: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 97 points (+0.6%) at 17,073 as of Friday, Jul 18, 2014, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 205.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 304.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,387 issues advancing vs. 565 declining with 160 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), which is sporting a $1.05 gain (+1.1%) bringing the stock to $101.42. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 7.95 points or roughly accounting for 8.2% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Johnson & Johnson currently sits at 5.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.3 million shares.

Johnson & Johnson has a market cap of $289.19 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 9.6% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.7%.

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the research and development, manufacture, and sale of various products in the health care field worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices and Diagnostics.

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