Dow Today: Procter & Gamble (PG) Leads The Day Higher, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 10.0 points at 16,553 as of Friday, Aug 1, 2014, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 24 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 303.2 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,556 issues advancing vs. 1,190 declining with 238 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), which is sporting a $2.18 gain (+2.8%) bringing the stock to $79.50. Volume for Procter & Gamble currently sits at 1.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.1 million shares.

Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $211.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 5% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.3%.

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care.

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