Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 83.0 points (-0.5%) at 17,028 as of Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 10.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 296.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 645 issues advancing vs. 2,044 declining with 226 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be E I du Pont de Nemours & Company (NYSE: DD), which is sporting a three-cent gain to $65.39. Volume for E I du Pont de Nemours & Company currently sits at 115,116 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.8 million shares. E I du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $60.41 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 0.6% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.9%. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company operates as a science and technology based company worldwide. Its Agriculture segment provides corn hybrid, soybean, canola, sunflower, sorghum, inoculants, wheat, and rice seed products under the Pioneer brand; and herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides.