Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 52 points (+0.3%) at 17,065 as of Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 145.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 296.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,441 issues advancing vs. 1,560 declining with 150 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM), which is lagging the broader Dow index with an 84-cent decline (-0.9%) bringing the stock to $96.54. Volume for Exxon Mobil Corporation currently sits at seven million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 9.2 million shares.

Exxon Mobil Corporation has a market cap of $416.96 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 3.8% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.8%.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores and produces for crude oil and natural gas. As of December 31, 2013, the company had approximately 37,661 gross and 31,823 net operated wells.

TheStreet Ratings rates Exxon Mobil Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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