Dow Today: Coca-Cola (KO) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 168 points (+1%) at 16,830 as of Monday, Aug 18, 2014, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 140.8 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 2,394 issues advancing vs. 619 declining with 144 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), which is sporting a 40-cent gain (+1%) bringing the stock to $41.28. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 3.03 points or roughly accounting for 1.8% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Coca-Cola currently sits at 7.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 12.4 million shares.

Coca-Cola has a market cap of $176.23 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 2.7% year-to-date as of Friday'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.

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