Dow Today: Chevron (CVX) Leads The Day Higher, Home Depot (HD) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 70 points (+0.4%) at 17,137 as of Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 18.6 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 1,916 issues advancing vs. 817 declining with 253 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Chevron (NYSE: CVX), which is sporting a $1.13 gain (+0.9%) bringing the stock to $128.67. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 8.55 points or roughly accounting for 12.2% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Chevron currently sits at 188,542 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.1 million shares.

Chevron has a market cap of $245.82 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 2.1% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.3%.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream.

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