Dow Today: Procter & Gamble (PG) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 46 points (+0.3%) at 16,599 as of Monday, Aug 11, 2014, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 55.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 306.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,385 issues advancing vs. 494 declining with 171 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), which is sporting a 59-cent gain (+0.7%) bringing the stock to $81.54. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 4.47 points or roughly accounting for 9.7% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Procter & Gamble currently sits at 2.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.7 million shares.

Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $216.86 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 0.6% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.2%.

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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