Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: McDonald's (MCD) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 32.0 points (-0.2%) at 17,036 as of Thursday, Sep 11, 2014, 12:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 123.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 296.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,537 issues advancing vs. 1,470 declining with 140 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 16-cent decline (-0.2%) bringing the stock to $92.84. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 1.21 points or roughly accounting for 3.8% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for McDonald's currently sits at 3.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of five million shares.

McDonald's has a market cap of $89.44 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 4.2% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.6%.

McDonald's Corporation franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. The company's restaurants offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menus.

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