Dow Today: JPMorgan Chase (JPM) Leads The Day Higher, Coca-Cola (KO) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 28 points (+0.2%) at 16,940 as of Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 13.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 301.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,826 issues advancing vs. 898 declining with 250 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), which is sporting a 55-cent gain (+0.9%) bringing the stock to $59.19. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 4.16 points or roughly accounting for 14.9% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for JPMorgan Chase currently sits at 452,053 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 14 million shares.

JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $224.02 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 0.3% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.7%.

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 and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Holding back the Dow today is Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 34-cent decline (-0.9%) bringing the stock to $40. Volume for Coca-Cola currently sits at 1.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 11.9 million shares.

Coca-Cola has a market cap of $178.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 2.3% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3%.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes coke, diet coke, and other soft drinks worldwide. The company primarily offers nonalcoholic beverages, including sparkling beverages and still beverages.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

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