Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: E I Du Pont De Nemours & Company (DD) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 125 points (+0.7%) at 17,180 as of Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 148.8 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 1,655 issues advancing vs. 1,346 declining with 161 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 $1.65 gain (+2.3%) bringing the stock to $72.69. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 12.49 points or roughly accounting for 10% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for E I du Pont de Nemours & Company currently sits at 3.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of four million shares.

E I du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $65.43 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 9.3% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.6%.

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