Dow Today: Procter & Gamble (PG) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 162 points (+1%) at 16,824 as of Monday, Aug 18, 2014, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 90.3 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 301.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,436 issues advancing vs. 539 declining with 154 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), which is sporting an 86-cent gain (+1.1%) bringing the stock to $82.64. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 6.51 points or roughly accounting for 4% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Procter & Gamble currently sits at 3.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.5 million shares.

Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $221.89 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 0.5% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.1%.

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, Feminine and Family Care.

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