Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Procter & Gamble (PG) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 84 points (+0.5%) at 17,139 as of Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014, 12:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 125.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 298.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,536 issues advancing vs. 1,417 declining with 186 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), which is sporting an 83-cent gain (+1%) bringing the stock to $85.27. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 6.28 points or roughly accounting for 7.5% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Procter & Gamble currently sits at 6.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.3 million shares.

Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $229.58 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 3.7% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3%.

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric Care and Home Care; and Baby, Feminine and Family Care.

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