Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: E I Du Pont De Nemours & Company (DD) Leads The Day Higher, Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Lags

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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.

TheStreet Ratings rates E I du Pont de Nemours & Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Holding back the Dow today is Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $2.60 decline (-1.4%) bringing the stock to $177.51. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 19.68 points or roughly accounting for 23.7% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group currently sits at 265,688 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.4 million shares.

Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $79.19 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 1.6% year-to-date as of Monday'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.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

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