Dow Today: Nike (NKE) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 69.0 points (-0.4%) at 17,029 as of Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 145.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 295 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,187 issues advancing vs. 1,844 declining with 154 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Nike (NYSE: NKE), which is sporting a 52-cent gain (+0.7%) bringing the stock to $79.07. Volume for Nike currently sits at 2.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.2 million shares.

Nike has a market cap of $54.26 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 0.1% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.2%.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for men, women, and kids worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nike as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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