Dow Today: Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 40 points (+0.2%) at 17,107 as of Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014, 12:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 124 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 1,478 issues advancing vs. 1,497 declining with 182 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS), which is sporting a 28-cent gain (+0.2%) bringing the stock to $180.05. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 2.12 points or roughly accounting for 5.3% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group currently sits at 1.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.4 million shares.

Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $78.91 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 1.4% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.2%.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide.

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