Dow Today: Boeing (BA) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 31 points (+0.2%) at 16,950 as of Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 83.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 303.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,320 issues advancing vs. 1,563 declining with 215 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Boeing (NYSE: BA), which is sporting a $1.66 gain (+1.3%) bringing the stock to $127.24. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 12.56 points or roughly accounting for 40.5% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Boeing currently sits at 1.8 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.3 million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $90.06 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 8% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.3%.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide.

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