Dow Today: Visa (V) Leads The Day Higher, Travelers Companies (TRV) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 58 points (+0.3%) at 17,109 as of Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 19.7 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 2,170 issues advancing vs. 554 declining with 207 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Visa (NYSE: V), which is sporting a $2.52 gain (+1.1%) bringing the stock to $221.74. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 19.07 points or roughly accounting for 32.9% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Visa currently sits at 88,913 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.6 million shares.

Visa has a market cap of $111.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 1.6% year-to-date as of Monday'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.

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