Dow Today: JPMorgan Chase (JPM) Leads The Day Higher, General Electric (GE) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 90 points (+0.5%) at 17,091 as of Monday, Aug 25, 2014, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 10.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 300.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,000 issues advancing vs. 682 declining with 294 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), which is sporting a 62-cent gain (+1.1%) bringing the stock to $59.11. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 4.69 points or roughly accounting for 5.2% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for JPMorgan Chase currently sits at 645,112 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 13 million shares.

JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $220.03 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 0% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.7%.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management.

TheStreet Ratings rates JPMorgan Chase as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Holding back the Dow today is General Electric (NYSE: GE), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a five-cent decline (-0.2%) bringing the stock to $26.10. Volume for General Electric currently sits at 1.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 28.7 million shares.

General Electric has a market cap of $265.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 6.7% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.3%.

General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Electric as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

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